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Music therapy -- new program with pre-loaded iPods for Alzheimer's

Music therapy on iPods. Let's start with a quote from today's WSJ article, which gets right to the point: "Ann Povodator, an 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient in Boynton Beach, Fla., listens to her beloved opera and Yiddish songs every day on an iPod with her home health aide or her daughter when she comes to visit.

HAPPYneuron PRO cognitive rehab tools

11/15/2009

HAPPYneuron Launches Beta Program for Innovative Cognitive Rehab Tools at AMIA Conference in San Francisco.

HAPPYneuron PRO delivers clinicians and researchers with online cognitive rehab tools for cognitive impairments caused by Alzheimer’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADD, Schizophrenia and more.

Alzheimer's Association launches ComfortZone

10/22/2009


Alzheimer's Association Launches Comfort Zone(TM), The First Comprehensive Location Management System Designed For People With Alzheimer's

New System Combines Technology and Flexibility to Help People with Alzheimer's Remain Active At Home Longer

EmFinders does its rollout

10/14/2009

FRISCO, TX, October 14, 2009 – EmFinders EmSeeQ™ Now Available to Locate Wandering Individuals in Emergency Situations Nationwide

Unparalleled reliability and peace of mind for law enforcement, the 9-1-1 community, and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and other cognitive and developmental disabilities

Did seniors and their TVs become disconnected in the analog-digital switch?

I tend not to write about gadgets -- but the TV remote has bugged me for a while -- since the analog-digital switch, my mother-in-law struggles to use the remote control of her new digital TV.  Sometimes she gets it by reading printed directions. Sometimes she just yanks the cord out of the wall to turn it off. Somehow, I don't think she is the only one who used to have an older-style dial TV that you walked up to and switched on. From an e-mail I received recently: "When we gave the new TV to my husband's mother, she said, "what's with all the buttons? Up, down, off, on.

Who are we kidding -- our houses aren't the enemy, we are

Denial of need, current and future, has been a recurring theme lately.  We have a push to get people out of nursing homes and into independent living, we have boomers who want (mostly) to age in their own homes, generally in the suburbs.

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