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Analysis & Exploration: Brain health, Alzheimers

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

Helping Memory Impaired People Engage with Others

One member spoke of the isolation engulfing his wife as her dementia advances. She can no longer do email but does enjoy Face-time and photo sharing with family and friends. However, she is unable to initiate or even respond to a Face-time call on her own.

The group struggled to fully... .........Read more

Forgetting Names: Does It Mean Alzheimers?

When is forgetting names a warning of Alzheimer’s disease?

It is not necessarily a symptom. Many people, even at very young ages, had difficulty remembering names. It is pretty normal, even without the aging process.

The Pleasanton Senior Center teaches a memory class which is a... .........Read more

Tech to help stay at home as cognition declines

How can seniors be better served by technology? Technology can help with keeping a calendar and reminders of appointments or medication times.

And what about that senior with memory issues who wanders off from time to time? How can technology help her?

There are human implantable... .........Read more

Brain Fitness: Starting the Discussion

Explorers at San Francisco Village take the first steps in a serial exploration of how best to maintain brain fitness as we grow older. .........Read more

Memory Aids Invented, Discussed @ SSF

Explorer Shirley starts the conversation by musing over the types of things that help reinforce her memory, such as people wearing name tags. .........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 Freedom Tracker

 
Yepzon Tracker
 

Yepzon Freedom Advanced Tracker and Personal Alarm System is a GPS wearable device intended to work with a smartphone app on 3G cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

 

Rendever

 
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

 
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 Tracker
 

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.

 

Alzhup: Alzheimer's App

 
Alzheimer's App, Alzhup
 

Alzhup is a non pharmaceutical approach to treatment of the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. It is intended to delay cognitive impairment using such personalized memorabilia as life history photos and music customized to each user.

 

Joy for All: Companion Pets

 
 Hasbro 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.

 

 

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