Archive: Medical Alert Research (Historical)

This section contains original research and reviews we have done in the past on medical alerts. We are keeping this material live because some of the methodology continues to be relevant. However we are not updating this material and some of it is out of date. Please read this for reference but beware of specific … Read more

About Medical Alert Systems: Learning Module

Medical Alert System Explanations and Learning Module

  Medical Alert Systems are conceptually simple. You press a button and help comes.   But when it comes down to choosing one, it turns out there are quite a few subtleties that one needs to take into account to be sure of choosing the best medical alert for a given person. This site includes various reviews … Read more

Brain Training: How Real are the Benefits?

Brain Training Benefits

As part of our search for a brain check engine light, we started evaluating a specific brain training product (BrainHQ) that has the ability to both measure aspects of brain function, and potentially “train” and improve them. In this second part of our report on Longevity Explorers using BrainHQ (Ref 1), we look at what … Read more

Needed a Large Clock Due to Vision Loss

Day Clock App

A number of my relatives need a “special” clock, for a variety of reasons. I set out to find them one, but both the physical and app versions I found fell short of what we needed in various ways. So, … I developed a special “Time Clock App”. The Need for a Special Clock My … Read more

Reading Light for Vision Problems

A chairside floor lamp with a long adjustable gooseneck including a handheld remote with brightness and warmness for bright white to warm yellow light is a good solution for reading when you have vision imperfections.

Kitchen and Night Safety for Father-in-law: Smarthome Experiments

Smarthome safe examples

  I wanted to deploy some smarthome solutions to help my father-in-law who has some physical and cognitive decline.   I started with a kitchen safety solution (stove timer), and a night safety solution (lighting). This article explains what I did and why, and how you can do it too.     My Life Situation: … Read more

Instant Remote Music Playing

Here is another solution that keeps your Alexa account and that of your parents separate, but still allows you to start music in the house / room of a person with dementia when you want.