Elderly Scams: When You Need to Take Control

Elderly Scams: Taking Control

What to do when a parent shows signs of falling for “scams” — and seems unable to take the appropriate actions to avoid them? While it is often appropriate to let older adults worry about their own “scam-proofing”, there are some situations in which an intervention is appropriate.

Location Devices and Trackers for Dementia

Location Tracking Devices, Trackers for Dementia

  Location Devices and Trackers can play an important role in dementia care and management. They can also be useful for people with mild cognitive impairment, who can become confused or disoriented.   This article is for people thinking about how to help a parent, spouse, or friend with mild cognitive impairment or early or mid-stage … Read more

Dementia Patient Wanders (Living at Home)

Dementia Patient Wanders (Living at Home)

Your loved one tends to wander out of the yard when you aren’t looking. She has dementia, and you worry she will get lost. 

Although you could get an elderly GPS tracker, they may refuse to wear it, and cell coverage in your area might not be reliable.

Dealing with a Wandering Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Wandering

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.

Bluetooth Separation Alert as Perimeter Alarm

I have been using Bluetooth tracker tags to find TV remotes and other missing items. I was hoping to use the tag’s separation alert feature to help my brother track his wife, who has Alzheimer’s, when she wanders out of their yard. I found a solution, after some effort.

What Time Is It? Dementia Confusion

What Time Is It? Dementia Confusion

My Dad is now in a nursing home, and he can't tell the difference between 4 AM and 4 PM when looking at a clock. When he asks his Voice Assistant, and it says, "It's 4 AM", he thinks it said "4 PM," and he better get dressed for dinner!

Time of Day for Dementia Patient – Alexa Skill

I have created an Alexa skill called “My Clock” that is designed to help people with dementia who suffer from time “confusion”. And also to help caregivers who get exhausted from answering repeated questions about “what time is it”?

Brain, Memory, Dementia Technology

Brain Fitness, Memory, Dementia Technology

  We are exploring ways to optimize brain fitness and memory — looking for ideas about how to push cognitive impairment as far into the future as we can. And we are exploring dementia technology — looking for gadgets that can help older adults function independently as long as possible. We think the right gadgets and … Read more

Lost the TV Remote?

lost tv remote

Who is not familar with this experience?

It’s time to watch TV. Where did you put the remote control for the TV?

Parent Keeps “Losing” Their Phone?

Parent Keeps "Losing" Their Phone?

  Many people misplace their phones, but if your loved one has mobility issues or cognitive decline, it’s even more frequent. Wouldn’t it be nice to offer your loved one a solution?