Why and how

Engagement of people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can help RADAR-AD to succeed. We have therefore included people living with AD in our project by setting up a Patient Advisory Board. Here, we explain why and how we ensure engagement of people living with AD in RADAR-AD.

RADAR-AD explores technologies to monitor how people go about their daily lives (people’s ‘function’), and how this function may change as Alzheimer’s Disease progresses. This moves monitoring of the disease from the doctor’s office into people’s homes, which can have a big impact on people’s daily lives. Therefore, it is essential to take into account the perspective of the people whose home and daily life are concerned. This includes all people living with AD, both as someone diagnosed with the disease as well as the ones supporting them. Their input is essential to better understand ‘daily life’ routines, how they may change with AD, and how technology can fit into and measure changes of those routines.

Patient Advisory Board