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Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – December 8th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 9th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Our Host, Lori La Bey will learn about the AlzBuddy APP as she talks with Rithvik Ganesh who is a current computer science student at MIT and Cofounder of AlzBuddy. He has participated in Alzheimer’s Advocacy Work through the Alzheimer’s Association and has been active in scientific research initiatives. 

In addition, we have Vedant Tapiavala is a freshman at Dartmouth studying Neuroscience and Human-Centered Design and Cofounder of AlzBuddy. He has also been involved with multiple 501(c)(3) nonprofits and NGOs and is interested in medicine, likely neurosurgery.

 

Call in and ask you questions or make a comment at (323) 870-4602.

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Pioneers Improving Dementia Care – Koelsch Communities & Innovation Lab

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday – November 8th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 9th at 6am in Australia AEDT

We are live today so call in and join the conversation! (323) 870-4602

Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Benjamin Surmi the Director of Education and Culture at Koelsch Communities, which is a third-generation family business that operates specialized memory care, assisted and independent living communities across eight states.  They are located in  Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Texas and Washington.

Koelsch’s Innovation Lab pioneers best-practice techniques and technologies from around the world, all seeking a higher quality of life and better health outcomes for seniors. The Innovation Lab includes emerging technologies such:

o   A new audio headset that leapfrogs the long-standing problems of hearing aids (a huge problem for those living with memory issues);

o   A “de-digitizing” technology that enables seniors to enjoy family photos without the confusion of electronic devices;

o   An AI tool mimicking the voices of family members;

o   And various innovative brain health and communications techniques that have led to extraordinary memory and senior care breakthroughs. 

Developed in France and largely unknown in the U.S., “Humanitude” is a special set of techniques for treating those living with memory issues – and it has demonstrated an ability to significantly improve quality of life. As a pioneer of the “Humanitude” practices, Benjamin is an impassioned advocate of these simple, principled, compassionate practices that anyone can use. His stories of Koelsch’s pilot innovation projects are uplifting and encouraging, especially to individual caregivers and those concerned about eventually living with dementia and other memory challenges.

We are live today so call in and join the conversation! (323) 870-4602

Contact Benjamin Surmi and Koelsch Communities

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Facebook @KoelschCommunitiesLLC 

LinkedIn – Koelsch Communities

LinkedIn – Benjamin Surmi

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The time has come for comfortable, informative conversations to hit the airwaves highlighting dementia care! We are thrilled to announce “Dementia Divas – Caregiving & The Arts.” Click the graphic above to check out the trailer featuring Teepa Snow, Dr. Macie Smith and Lori La Bey.

Dementia Divas coming soon on SaltBox TV, a free online streaming service.

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I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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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Learn What RAZ Mobility Has to Offer Those Living with Dementia

Thursday – Oct. 7th, 2021 – 10am EDT, 9am CDT, 8am MDT, 7am PDT & 3pm London BST, 4pm South Africa SAST, and on the 8th at 1am in Australia AEST

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Our Host, Lori La Bey, will be talking with Robert Felgar is the CEO and founder of RAZ Mobility, which offers assistive technology and related services directly to people with disabilities, as well as to government agencies.  Prior to founding RAZ Mobility, Robert was a practicing telecommunications attorney and general counsel of two companies.        

We are live today so call in and join the conversation. 

(323) 870-4602

Contact RAZ Mobility

Website: www.razmobility.com

Customer Support:  800-729-0083

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Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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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Learn About RITA and the My Improvement Network

Thursday – Aug 5th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 23rd at 4am in Australia AEST

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Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Mike Hamilton who has been working with the UK’s National Health Service in a technology supplier capacity for over 16 years.  Mike’s passion is to not only improve patient care via improvements in service and financial performance, but also by supporting frontline staff to deliver a higher quality of person-centred care by using alternative therapeutic and patient experience interventions alongside traditional clinical interventions.

In April of 202 Mike joined the business team of My Improvement Network, which we will be talking about today.

Below Are 3 Great Videos Highlighting RITA and Life Story

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Contact Michael Hamilton

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Website:  https://www.myimprovementnetwork.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/My-Improvement-Network-300939166763330/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RITASystem

LinkedIn:  https://linkedin.com/company/21551115/

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Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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Dementia Map Honored To Be Nominated For The 2021 UK Health Radio Awards!

We are Thrilled Dementia Map has Been Shortlisted for the 2021 UK Health Radio Awards. What an honor!

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A WONDERFUL ENDORSEMENT OF DEMENTIA MAP FROM HOME INSTEAD

I encourage you to bookmark Dementia Map and spend some time checking out the site. I’m sure you’ll find it helpful! I especially love the Events section that lists a number of online events that can connect you with resources and individuals that you may not have had access to previously.
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Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

Above: Seed Funding for 3 Challenges $50,000 to $100,000

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Calling All Senior Living Communities – Join The Challenge!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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The Perfect Name For An Ideal Tech Product – Grandpad

Thursday – Feb. 11th, 2021 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 12th, at 5am in Australia AET

Watch The Interview Below:

Today Lori La Bey talks Scott Lien is co-founder and CEO of GrandPad and Nathan Vogt the director of strategic accounts.  We will explore what GrandPad is and how it is different from other technologies on the market and how it has improved the lives of seniors by connecting to their family and friends, assessing healthcare and how GrandPad has been leveraged during Covid.

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Contact GrandPad

Website:  www.grandpad.net

Email Scott Lien:   scott@grandpad.net

Email Nathan Vogt:   Nathanvogt@grandpad.net

Phone:  (800) 704-9412

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/grandpad

Twitter:  @grandpad_social

Instagram:  Grandpad_Social

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

“Stress, Dementia & Gratitude.”

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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Dementia: Caring and Coping During the Pandemic Episode 2 of 8

Wednesday – Jan 13th, 2021 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 14th at 5am in Australia AET

Watch the Video Interview Below

Lori La Bey will talk with 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten employees. Join us as Carolyn Klaver, Community Dementia Care Specialist and the Gathering Site Coordinator, along with Andrea Lewandoski, Director of Lifelong Learning and the Arts. Carolyn and Andrea will share how their organization has adjusted to meet the increased community needs regarding dementia during the pandemic, as well as family reactions and ideas for other organizations to service their communities.

Listen to the Interview Below

Contact 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten

Caregiver Resources

Email

Phone – 651-632-5320

Here is the Previous Episode of the Caring and Caoping During the Pandemic Series #1 of 8

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/alzheimersspeaks/2021/01/06/caring-and-coping-during-the-pandemic-series

 Contact Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

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“Stress, Dementia & Gratitude.”

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

Learn more about Dementia here:  

https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/dementia-chats-webinar

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Contact Lori La Bey with any questions via her website:

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Take Advantage of the FREE Listing or the 50% Launch Discount on Paid Plans which Goes Away Soon!

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Get In Early On The New Study – The Presence Caregiver

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Today on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio you will get an opportunity to get a jump start on participating in cutting edge research pertaining to how families care for loved ones with dementia. Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with David Moss, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of People Power.  David explains their new technology integrated in a research project to increase the emotional and physical wellbeing of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Click Below To Go To The Video Interview

You will receive over $1,000 in equipment thanks to a grant from the National Institute on Aging.  Plus, you can earn at least $150

There are so many advantages to getting involved now!

Learn more by going to Research.PresenceFamily.com   Visit today, and get your name in the waiting list. The program officially opens in March, but our audience at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will be positioned at the front of the line to be contacted the moment official enrollment begins.

Tuesday – Feb. 25th, 2020 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on the 26th at 6am in Australia

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You will receive over $1,000 in equipment thanks to a grant from the National Institute on Aging.  Plus, you can earn at least $150

Learn more by going to Research.PresenceFamily.com   Visit today, and get your name in the waiting list. The program officially opens in March, but our audience at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will be positioned at the front of the line to be contacted the moment official enrollment begins.

Contact People Power at:

WebsiteResearch.PresenceFamily.com

Visit today, to learn more, and to get your name in the waiting list. The Presence Family Caregiver program officially opens next month, but our Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio audience will be positioned at the front of the line to be contacted the moment official enrollment begins.

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Our topic is confusion when dealing with dementia. Our experts living with dementia give us wonderful real life examples of how and when confusion occurs in their lives and how they dealing with it. They talk about routines, anxiety, depression, executive function, cognitive crutches and so much more. Families, professionals along with others living with dementia will find this video very informative. Please feel free to share with others and subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks Youtube channel.

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

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Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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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This Is Great Gift Idea For A Family Dealing With Dementia

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions. Author Keith Galas, is an Executive Director with 20 years’ experience and has helped families with all their difficult questions. Every chapter in the book covers a question he gets most from families.

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions is available through Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble, but if you go to www.parentaldementia.com  all Alzheimer’s Speaks listeners can get a discount by using the code word, Lori.

Available in eBook now as well

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Digital Dementia on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Watch the Video Interview Below

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Dr. Krista Burns who is leading the charge against Digital Dementia. My guess is most of you haven’t heard Digital dementia but it’s something you will want to know about. Dr Krista hosted the Digital Dementia Summit earlier this year which I was involved in and it was fascinating. 

Dr Krista Burns is the founder of the American Posture Institute, author of the textbook The Posture Principles and a TEDx Speaker. 

The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 7th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 8th at 6am in Australia

Join us and listen and learn.

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

Instagram: @Dr.KristaBurns 

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Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 13th & 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or 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

For More Testimonial

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What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

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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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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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