If you look after someone who suffers from dementia and feel stressed or anxious, you’re not alone. One recent survey revealed that nine carers in ten feel this way several times a week. What’s more, four-fifths of carers said they struggle to talk about their worries. It’s not uncommon to feel under immense pressure when […]

As awareness of dementia becomes more widespread, it’s inspiring to see how individuals, communities and even national organizations are finding new ways to deal with the illness.  Of course we are biased to our own app but we’ve selected five examples of pioneering dementia initiatives which we think show-case a range of different responses to […]

If you care for someone who is living with dementia, there’s an ever-growing list of apps which are designed to help your loved ones deal with their condition. Most modern apps are intuitive, user-friendly, and when used on a tablet are much easier to navigate than a traditional desktop computer with a mouse and separate […]

When it comes to comprehensive care for patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, there are more options now than ever before. Advanced Day Clocks such as RecallCue address one need but others are offering their own innovative solutions. Many families have found respite and support with the aid of canine companions, either as […]

Cord cutting innovations such as Hulu, Netflix, Roku, Sling TV and Amazon have made television watching simpler and cheaper–for most people. For senior citizens, especially those suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and MCI, these new ways of watching TV are leading to confusion with their new paradigm in navigation and operation. With cable television getting less […]

There are many types of dementia day clocks on the market.  This article surveys the current state of the market and lists the advantages and disadvantages of each. Click here to read.  

A few months ago a close friend sent me a video entitled “Gait training for Parkinson’s patient using music”. The video documents a mid-late Parkinson’s patient struggling to walk with his aid – until the music starts. Suddenly the walker is abandoned and the patient seems to break into a dance like motion humming along […]

SNL recently aired a parody of the Amazon Echo “poking fun” at the elderly population. There was a good deal of criticism voiced about the piece. On a serious note – It’s a shame that Amazon doesn’t see the huge potential of an Echo like device in assisting the elderly. There is a great deal […]

I came across this article today and it got me thinking about the use of technology in general and robots in particular for improving quality of life for dementia and MCI patients.   On the one hand the problem is real. Given the realities of life, children can’t be full time caregivers and connected health […]

Based on my own experience both caring for a family member with dementia as well as being a co-founder in a related startup, I found this to be an extremely important article. I would not advocate stopping to try and disrupt- rather 1) learn from the mistakes made and keep improving, 2) listen to the […]