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5 Technological Innovations For Those With Dementia

by Holly Clark

5Technological Innovations for Those With Dementia

Dementia can be terrifying and devastating to both caregivers as well as the loved ones affected by this disease. People with this disease can now feel some relief due to technological advancement which is meant to improve the quality of their lives. This technology can enhance autonomy as well as independence, manage possible risks in homes and get rid of stress.

In this article, we are going to look at the 5 technological innovations for those with Dementia.

1. Communication Aids

Interacting with others is necessary for the quality of life in memory care. Individuals with dementia can remember how an event has made them feel, even if they are unable to recall the faces and names. Technology has simplified the interaction process with loved ones. Adapted telephones are now programmed with contacts that are frequently dialed and usually have bigger buttons which simplify their usage. It’s now possible to stay connected with loved ones who are distant apart via the video chat services.

“Changes in the brain caused by dementia begin years before diagnosis. And throughout this timeframe, there are no clear signsthat that person has dementia.” comments Jane Byrne, Project Coordinator at FirstCare.

2. Electrical applianceuse monitoring

This innovation is meant for caregivers who do not stay together with their loved ones. It controls the use of electrical apparatuses through plugging into a power strip or wall outlet as it will notify caregivers when their appliances have been switched on or off. These technologies do not makethe diagnosis of dementia easy. This disease is yet overwhelming. The dementiais now more manageable; this is due to the innovation in new technologies.

3. Reminder messages

Reminders play an important role as the caregiver does as they help to keep the loved ones safe and also retain their relationships. The recording of these messages is done on a device in the residential area and then played out loud at the most suitable time. Caregivers can record a message that when played reminds an individual to take medication at the appropriate time. Some gadgets are designed to play messages based on individuals activity. Some devices are meant to remind individuals with dementia to lock the front doorwhen leaving home. There are other reminder messages designed to help people with dementia on when to close the door when to go to bed and provide reassurance at times when the caregiver is not present.

4. Home care robots

Technological advancement has led to the invention of home care robots which will help reduce the caregiver duty. They are not designed to replace human caregivers, but instead, they are meant to do overall housework and remind individuals who are suffering from dementia on when to take medication or notify medical experts when assistance is required. With further inventions, home care robots may replace caregivers and handle their responsibility fully.

5. In-home cameras

In-home cameras are another technological innovation that is meant to enhance the safety of your loved ones from a distance. By either positioning the camera focusing on medication or in the entrance room can increase your confidence as you are sure your loved one is taking the necessary medication and also active. These cameras can monitor movements and also enable one to communicate with his or her loved one. It will also notify you if no movements have been detected for a particular period.

About the Author –

Holly Clark has been working in the care industry for 5+ years as a project coordinator. She regularly blogs about both the personal and practical challenges of caring and is always actively working on producing informative content. Holly is currently writing for Firstcare.

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Lori La Bey will chat with Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, who is the author of Cruising Through Caregiving,and a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University.  Jennifer has been with us on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio before and always shares real life insights and tips.  She is one of less than 800 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) in the world and her caregiving advice has been featured on ABC, CBS, Sirius XM and in Redbook, Forbes, US News & World Report just to name a few.  I promise, you aren’t going to want to miss this conservation where you will pick up tips and resources you can apply.

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Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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The Benefits of Music for Those Living with Dementia

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Lori La Bey chats with Bexi Owen, a singer, who has been touring the UK to raise awareness of the benefits of music for dementia. Bexi is committed to campaigning for all those living with dementia to have regular access to music.  Join us in this fun and uplifting conversation.

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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

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Website:  http://www.montefiore.org/alzheimers-center 

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Attacking Alzheimer’s Disease One Molecule at a Time – Amprion

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Amprion – Attacking Alzheimer’s Disease One Molecule at a Time

Today our host, Lori La Bey interviews Russell M. Lebovitz, CEO and Co-Founder of Amprion.  They discuss Amprion’s vision to revolutionize the diagnosis for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases along with how they are paving a breakthrough pathway to reinvent drug development and discovery for these elusive, incurable diseases. These are incredible times we are living in with so much potential to improve lives of those living with dementia.  Although, a cure is not in hand, it feels good to know there are companies like Amprion with researchers who are realistic and energized about their work.  I look forward to watching this group closely as they forge forward.

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Today our Dementia Chats Experts, those diagnosed and living with cognitive impairment, discuss what they would like to see their communities provide them to show they are truly a “Dementia Friendly Business or Communities.”  You will find great tips for businesses and communities to consider.

 

Our experts today are: Michael Ellenbogen, Laurie Scherrer, Bob Savage and Truthful Loving Kindness. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates the conversation. Lori can be reached at or visit Alzheimer’s Speaks website.

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Engaging Aging Parents

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Live Thursday – December 14th, 2017

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London

Today, Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will be talking with Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Cristina Britton Conroy who is the founder and Executive Director of Music Gives Life.  As a former senior center director, nursing home music therapist, and primary caregiver for two elderly family members, Christina has unique insights into the joys and frustrations shared by geriatric patients and their care partners.  Join in and hear all of her wonderful tips to engage in a fun way with loved ones and those we care for.

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Fantastic Food Makes For Memorable Moments

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with

Patrick & Dawn Nickleson of

Passion for Dining and Nutrition

Thursday will be a fun conversation with Patrick and Dawn Nickleson, two professional and passionate foodies who will share their expertise and insights to dining with dignity.  We will talk how food service has changed and what direction they see it going in the future.  They will also share some challenges in food service and what each of us can do to make a difference.

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