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

Aging in Place Technology Watch February 2011 Newsletter

Chinese mandate visiting aging parents. This article is quite intriguing -- the Chinese are now experiencing the law of unintended consequences -- their one-child policy created a downstream eldercare issue. No siblings to split the responsibility, dispersed families and a government worried about the cost of care. So they have proposed a law mandating that family members visit their aging parents at a frequency to be named, plus 'pay medical expenses for the elderly suffering from illnesses and provide them with nursing care." I wonder -- what is a visit -- does Skype count? A phone call? How can this be verified?  This was based on a very real worry by the government that the social net programs will be overwhelmed by 2020 (250 million over the age of 65). So isn't the exact same phenomenon happening in the US?  And what does it mean to the future of safety net programs if 20% of US women had no children at all >>> Read more . . .

Generation Alzheimer's

Summarizes report from Alzheimer's Association about the coming doom of baby boomers and their dementia.
 

01/27/2011

New 'Generation Alzheimer's' Report Calls Alzheimer's Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers

01/27/2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting this year, more than 10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65. As these baby boomers age, one of out of eight of them will develop Alzheimer's – a devastating, costly, heartbreaking disease. Increasingly for these Baby Boomers, it will no longer be their grandparents and parents who have Alzheimer's – it will be them. >>> Read more . . .

Coro Health Brings Benefits of Music Therapy to the Masses with Web-Based Audio Platform

01/18/2011

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Researchers have long known that music and spirituality have therapeutic effects on an individual’s health, but for most healthcare providers, traditional one-on-one therapies have been too costly and difficult to implement. To address the problem, Coro Health, LLC has developed a suite of web-based audio products that delivers individual music prescriptions, spirituality and other media to thousands of residents in long-term care facilities. >>> Read more . . .

Giving Alzheimer's Patients Their Way, Even Chocolate

Creating positive emotional experiences for Alzheimer’s patients diminishes distress and behavior problems.

01/01/2011

EmSeeQ Emergency Locator Helps Recover Wandering and Lost Loved Ones Before it’s Too Late

12/01/2010

First and Only Cellular-based Locator System Takes the ‘Search’ out of Search and Rescue to Save Lives and Provide Peace of Mind to Caregivers

Frisco, TX —For caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients or children with autism, the fear of their loved one wandering away and becoming lost is ever-present. Unable to find their way home or function well independently, impaired individuals are at grave risk of injury—or even death—due to exposure to the elements or hazards they may encounter while wandering. >>> Read more . . .

The Age of Alzheimer's

A call to action to invest US dollars for Alzheimer's to change the 2020 bleak outlook for the disease.

10/28/2010

Caring.com Launches First Customizable Alzheimer's Resource for Family Caregivers

10/05/2010

New survey shows caregivers struggle with delayed diagnosis and lack of insight: Caregiving is more stressful than the economy >>> Read more . . .

Caring.com's Alzheimer's Steps & Stages Tool -- Reviewed

Caring.com introduces Alzheimer's Steps&Stages assessment tool, reviewed here in the NY Times.

10/17/2010
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