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Analysis & Exploration: Brain health, Alzheimers

My Plans for Avoiding the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss

My mother has severe short term memory loss.  As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits me in the future.  

While I cannot prevent short term memory loss, I do believe that I can mitigate the confusion and anxiety that comes with not being able to mentally track my daily activities.  My solution is a simple technological memory prosthesis – a “wearable” calendar. This article describes my idea and how I am implementing it.

 

 

The Top Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease

This article describes the top modifiable Alzheimer's risk factors, and explains what you can do to reduce them. Currently there are no truly effective disease-altering treatments for Alzheimer's, and by 2050 13 million Americans are predicted to have Alzheimer's. The good news is that a number of the risk factors for Alzheimer's can be reduced by appropriate behavior.

 

 

Cognitive Dimensions of Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Seniors

Most seniors understand that active lifestyle habits have a significant influence on the quality of life in later decades. Chronic diseases of the neurological, cardio-vascular and endocrine systems can often be delayed or potentially avoided altogether by consistent exercise routines and healthy eating habits throughout adult years. However, many seniors fall short of their own personal fitness goals. Cognitive factors related to the discrepancy between active lifestyle goals and actual behaviors are analyzed in this review.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Brain health, Alzheimers

Brain Health Discussion @ Sequoias SF

This group discussed brain health, using our interview card deck as a discussion guide. Interesting opinions and insights into various aspects of brain health and memory. .........Read more

Brain Health, Charles Denby @ Providence

Charles Denby spoke about the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital program’s research registry, which now includes more than six hundred individuals. One of the benefits of being in the registry and followed over time is the researchers’ ability to identify... .........Read more

Wearable Technology V. Experimental Smart Watch Applications

Wearable Technolgy V. In the final portion of his presentation on wearable technology, Prof. Mandokiya described some experimental uses of smart shoes and smart watches to help physicans who are prescribing an incremental walking program after vascular surgery for patients with peripheral artery... .........Read more

Wearable Technology IV. WearableTextiles

Wearable Technology IV. Continuing his presentation on the ways in which research can inform the development of health applications for wearable technology, Prof. Mandokiya described the work of his own Wearable Sensing Lab at the University of Rhode Island, with its focus on wearable e-textiles... .........Read more

Wearable Technology III. Monitoring Parkinsons Symptoms

Wearable Technology III. Prof. Mandokiya narrated the story of his own early research investigating the use of  smart watch technology to monitor the symptoms of Parkinsons -- the tremors -- in order to help physicians monitor the effectiveness of medications they had prescribed. .........Read more

Wearable Technology II. The Internet of Things

Wearable Technology II. Following his overview of the talk, Prof. Mandokiya provided an explanation of how the broad new system termed "the internet of things" works -- linking appliances with sensors to transmitting devices like smart phones and Alexa, which forward these signals to "the cloud... .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Brain health, Alzheimers (shared by our Explorers)

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 
TRiLOC GPS locator
 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

Yepzon Personal GPS Tracker

 

Yepzon Personal GPS tracker is a small personal tracker for keeping track of kids and potentially older adults with cognitive impairment..

 

Rendever

 

Rendever is a virtual reality product currently being marketed to senior communities for the purpose of enriching their activities programs for residents.

 

SOS Watch

 

The SOS Watch is a wearable medic alert communication device designed for use in Australia by the elderly or persons with dementia.

 

GPS Smartsole

 

GPS Smartsole is intended to be passive wearable tracking technology in a shoe insert to keep track of someone who may wander.

 

DayClocks

 
DayClock
 

DayClocks are app driven tablets designed to include the day of the week, the time of day, and timely messages and photos to enhance orientation in persons with cognitive challenges.

 

Unforgettable

 
Unforgettable.org
 

Unforgettable is an e-commerce website focused tightly on products for people with dementia, as well as for caregivers of such people.

 

Joy for All: Companion Pets

 

Hasbro Joy for All companion pets are designed to provide company to persons who may be at risk for loneliness or isolation.

 

TeleCalm

 
Telecalm, dementia care
 

TeleCalm is a service that seeks to solve the phone-based problems that tend to arise with persons who have diminished cognitive capacity. It blocks calls not from a pre-approved white list of callers.

 

 

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