Published online Apr 19, 2021. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v11.i4.109
Peer-review started: January 5, 2021
First decision: January 27, 2021
Revised: February 17, 2021
Accepted: March 18, 2021
Article in press: March 18, 2021
Published online: April 19, 2021
Core Tip: Technological advancements have the potential to re-define successful aging at home for individuals with dementia, bestowing sustained autonomy and independence, and also providing relief for families and caregivers. As gerotechnology continues to develop and is integrated into everyday life, research also continues to study how best to optimize usage and address older adults’ preferences and concerns. Aims of this review are to examine and summarize current literature and technologies available and forthcoming that aid in diagnosis and successful aging in place, as well as challenges to be overcome.