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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

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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.

Smart clothing -- coming soon to a store near you?

Not long ago I gave a presentation to a group of seniors about technology for aging in place. One question made me pause: "Why can't clothing help seniors be safer and more independent?"  Good question. And asked by many in university and corporate research programs. Let's pick a few -- and I am inviting comment posts with additional examples:

Virtual dementia tour -- add another media-friendly age simulator to the Age Suit

My Google blogger alerts have been blinking and beeping about the Virtual Dementia Tour, an offering from a non-profit called Second Wind Dreams. Profit from the sale of the kit (for professionals or individual caregivers) goes to programs that Second Wind Dreams sponsors -- a charity to boost focus and perception about residents in long-term care facilities.

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