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Analysis & Exploration: Brain health, Alzheimers

Dealing with a Wandering Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Before my wife passed away from Alzheimer’s, she went through a period of wandering outside the home that I could control with a few simple devices. I want to share what I did, and the solutions I used, in the hope they will be useful for others in the same situation I was in.

 

 

The Top Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

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 Plan to Avoid 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.

 

 

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

AngelSense

 
 

AngelSense is a wearable GPS tracker with two-way speakerphone and emergency call button capabilities designed to monitor the location of the wearer for safety. 

 

Life360

 
Life360
 

Life360 - The New Family Circle is a subscription smartphone app intended to work with phones or with Alexa to stay aware of the whereabouts of participating family members.

 

Jiobit Smart Tag

 
 

The Jiobit location-tracking smart tag and app are designed to track the wearer over a cell network at any distance indoors or out. 

 

AcTo Dementia

 
acto touchscreen app
 

AcTo Dementia is a website intended to provide information about touchscreen apps designed for use by persons with dementia.

 

BoundaryCare

 
BoundaryCare
 

BoundaryCare is an iOS app intended to keep track of an Apple watch wearer's whereabouts and to display movement and location information on one or more iPhones using the app.

 

Dementia Tracker GPS Watch by TechSilver

 
Dementia GPS Tracker Watch
 

The TechSilver Dementia Tracker GPS watch is intended to provide cell phone features indoors and outdoors and an adjustable GPS 'safe zone' wander alert. .

 

Theora Care

 
Theora Care
 

Theora Care is designed to combine the functions of a smartphone app with wearable devices and other sensors to keep caregivers and care recipients connected.

From the website: "Caregivers are using the Theora Link Smartphone App to provide better care with more information about how,...

 

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..

 

 

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