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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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Dementia – Loving Them Through The Journey

July 2nd, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and July 3rd at 6am in Australia

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, talks with Kari Logan, about her journey caring for her father with Alzheimer’s disease. Kari shares her struggles and rewards as well as the lessons she learned and resources she found.  Come join us for for an interesting conversation.  Feel free to call in with you comments or questions.

Contact Infornation for Kari Logan

LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/kari-logan-4084608

Website – www.editbeinc.com

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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

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John Gross Shares His Story

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks to former Photo Journalist, Sports and Feature Reporter John Gross.  They discuss how Johns life has been effected by dementia symptoms and how he continues to be an independent storyteller and feautre reporter.  John actually did an hour long story on Lori’s work and she was able to see John in action. Nothing less than AMAZING!  You will find John’s story fascinating and empowering as he adjusts and moves forward with his life with passion and purpose. 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/john.gross.7

Email:  jgrossat5@gmail.com

Below are some samples of John’s work.

Contact Information for John Gross

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/john.gross.7

Email:  jgrossat5@aol.com

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, joins Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” to help us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

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

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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Live Streaming on “What’s Next? with Diana Pierce”

Live Thursday – April 18th 8pm EST, 7pm CST, 6pm MST, 5pm PST

Live Streaming from What’s Next with Diana Pierce on Facebook

The Numbers Are Staggering!


1 IN 3 SENIORS dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.


Alzheimer’s KILLS MORE THAN BREAST CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER COMBINED.


But, there is always hope as we fight Alzheimer’s, together.
Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, joins me LIVE this Thursday evening at 7 PM CT to help us reframe our expectations. Replace fear with HOPE.

Please join us –

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Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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The DAWN Method®: Dementia with Dignity

Tune in Tuesday March 5th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and 6am on the 29th at 6am

Click Below to Listen to Radio Show

Founder and host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, Lori La Bey will talk with Judy Cornish an Elder Law Attorney in Idaho, Author and the Founder of the DAWN Network.  Judy has been a guest with us before when we discussed her book “T​he Dementia Handbook – How to Provide Dementia Care at Home.”   Today we will be talking about her brand new book “Dementia With Dignity – Living Well With Alzheimer’s.”  Join the conversation as Judy shares her insights and passion regarding dementia care.

Contact Judy Cornish:

Email:  judy@thedawnmethod.com

Website:  https://thedawnmethod.com

Phone:  208.388.8898

Mailing Address: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network®  PO Box 8063 Moscow ID 83843

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Monday, Mach 11th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Sunday, March 17th – 9:30am – 12pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Jewish Community Center        651-698-0751

1375  St. Paul Ave., St Paul Mn 55116

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

112- 6th Ave No., Princeton, MN  55371

Saturday, April 6th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Wednesday, April 10th – 9:00am- 12:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores  800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Wednesday, April 10th – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores 800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110 %3Cimg

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

The Benefits of Music for Those Living with Dementia

Tune in Thursday Feb 28th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and 6am on the 29th at 6am

Click Below to Listen to Radio Show

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.

Contact Information for Bexi Owen

Blog: bexiowen.wordpress.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/bexowen

Twitter:  @bexiowen

Join Lori La Bey at Upcoming Events

Call 800.272.3900 or REGISTER ONLINE at alz.org/delval.

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

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