dementia care

Includes reference to dementia and possible use of tracking devices and other mitigating technology to assist families who have a relative with dementia

Senior Financial Abuse and Exploitation Costs Americans $36.48 Billion per Year -- TrueLink Financial

01/28/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American seniors are losing $36.48 billion every year to senior fraud, exploitation and financial abuse—more than 12 times the most widely reported previous estimate. >>> Read more . . .

Family Matters In-Home Care Integrates GeriJoy Connected Care System to Enhance Its Personalized Home Care Services

12/30/2014

Based in Campbell, CA, Family Matters In-Home Care lives up to its name by the quality of care it provides. Jacob Laffen, Co-Owner of Family Matters, explained, “We chose the name Family Matters because our goal is to treat all of our clients like family, and that is exactly what we do.” >>> Read more . . .

Seniorbility Announces Innovative Elder Care Solution

10/23/2014

Washington, DC, October 23, 2014:  Seniorbility announces today a novel cognitive surveillance and safety program for seniors, responding to the growing need for services to enhance the overall care of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. >>> Read more . . .

Alzheimer's Prevention for 30-Somethings With No Symptoms

While Alzheimer's prevention is being widely studied, prevention programs at large medical centers are rare.

09/15/2014

Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely

Caregivers turn to smart-home technology and wearable devices to monitor family members.

08/26/2014

At one assisted living facility, residents are tracked in real time

Pilot program uses wearable devices to track residents, most with dementia.

07/27/2014

Stanford Longevity Center Design Challenge Winners

7 winners announced.

01/23/2014

Using Tech to create Smart Walls and Tables for Dementia Care

Dementia care – it’s 4:00 and what’s happening?  In a nearby memory care unit in an Assisted Living community, the movie has ended, the credits rolled. Next up – visitors hear loud yelling and observe a staff member separating and redirecting an able-bodied resident. Count the number of residents in wheelchairs -- nearly half of the unit -- awaiting some physical care before dinner. These residents seem ever-more frail -- likely because they are delaying move-in until the need is urgent. Often it appears that staff is supplemented with home health or companion services -- note that these providers are assigned to individual residents, not the group -- just like the resident-specific role played by visiting hospice workers. It may appear that there are many staffers around, but minus the one-on-one folks, there aren't enough staffers to keep everyone else occupied. Now consider the dependency on staff to engage these otherwise-bored and idle residents. Soon it will be dinner time and the activities person will have left for the day. Staff members (who earn a national average of $11.10/hour) get busy with ADL-related chores before/after meals and before bed. >>> Read more . . .

GPS for Wandering Dog-Walker Shows Dementia Challenge

UK: MindMe GPS devices can locate a carrier’s whereabouts every four minutes.

10/12/2013
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