ReMindMe: Agent-based Support for Self-disclosure of Personal Memories in People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Marieke M.M. Peeters

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This paper presents work on the design rationale and architecture of ReMindMe. ReMindMe aims to provide agent-based support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their social environment by playing music with a strong personal meaning to the patient so as to activate personal memory recall. ReMindMe stimulates reminiscence and self-disclosure of personal memories. Through long-term interaction with the patient, the ReMindMe agent gradually constructs a knowledge base containing information about the patient’s life stories. The agent uses this knowledge base to engage in mutual conversational self-disclosure about personal memories so as to stimulate reminiscence. Future research aims to develop and refine ReMindMe through coactive design and testing 'in the wild', i.e. at dementia care facilities. The envisioned outcome of the project is a usable and effective proof-of-concept of a conversational agent for the dementia care practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-180-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on ICT for Aging and Well-Being -
Duration: 21 Apr 201624 Apr 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference on ICT for Aging and Well-Being
Abbreviated titleICT4AWE2016


  • Human-agent Relationships
  • Conversational Agen
  • Ontology
  • Self-disclosure
  • Dementia

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