dementia, Alzheimer's, dementia care technologies
Includes reference to dementia and possible use of tracking devices and other mitigating technology to assist families who have a relative with dementia
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 10/17/2010 - 06:59
Caring.com introduces Alzheimer's Steps&Stages assessment tool, reviewed here in the NY Times.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 10/14/2010 - 05:57
Lots of 'health' invention. Next week I am going to Connected Health in Boston, where I will no doubt walk up and down aisles filled with medication management, chronic disease devices, and every type of tech to help doctors do a better job of care of their patients -- and presumably to help patients take better care of themselves. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 18:04
Old movies enable those with dementia to recapture old memories.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 17:59
To use the MemeXerciser (Carnegie Mellon project), a person with memory loss wears a small Microsoft-built camera that automatically takes hundreds of pictures during a selected activity — a party, a wedding, a day trip.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 13:01
Transportation, respite services, support for caregivers, home care, affordable services and increased awareness were cited as areas needing attention.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 09/07/2010 - 10:17
In a study, 19% of men age 70-89 had mild cognitive impairment, compared to 14% of women.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 07:33
An analysis of the study quality of potential remedies associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 14:25
Tracking people when they're gone - or noticing before they've left? I spent the weekend researching various technology offerings that might prevent an 87-year-old able-bodied person with dementia from wandering beyond a specified area in independent or assisted living campuses. I've looked into it -- and I have to say, I am disappointed -- the hype exceeds at least my research reality.That GPS shoe hyped in the press? I just called Foot.com -- it will be out now in the Spring, 2011. Geo-fencing devices like SentryGPS, Alzguard -- require placing a device in the pocket that is easily discarded into the trash by a wandering senior. LoJack, EmFinders, The Alzheimer's ComfortZone, etc. all help find a person who is already lost -- and require involvement of local police departments. And based on Internet searching of the 'geo-fencing' ideas, the websites and references indicate to me that they aren't that widely deployed. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 09:31
Fifteen steps to make the home safer for a person with moderate to severe dementia.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 07:51
New classifications for Alzheimer's disease will vastly increase those that have the diagnosis.