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

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

3 ways technology could help tackle dementia

A LeadingAge member and 2 universities are developing and testing 3 high-tech ways.

10/01/2013

Stanford Center on Longevity competition challenges students to design products to help older adults

09/26/2013

The design contest solicits entries from student teams worldwide and is aimed at finding solutions that help keep people with cognitive impairments independent as long as possible.

By Brooke Donald >>> Read more . . .

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