Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Teenager invents a device to monitor grandfather with Alzheimer's


Upworthy reports that a teenager, Kenneth Shinozuka, has invented a device that his family uses to keep track of his grandfather with Alzheimer’s.  The device is a sensor worn inside a sock that sends a message to a computer or smart phone of the caregiver when the patient wanders.

The story by Eddie Geller is here.
 
Assisted living facilities usually maintained locked wings on which Alzheimers’ or dementia patients are housed.
 
At home, the caregiving may become very hands-on, something which I resisted with my own mother.

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