Caregiving for people with dementia can be challenging and stressful. With that in mind, an important research project is now underway to increase the emotional and physical wellbeing of caregivers for people with Alzheimers and other dementias. The National Institute on Aging funds this research and you may be eligible to participate at absolutely no cost.
Silicon Valley technology company People Power and researchers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a system designed to improve the safety of persons with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and to reduce the social isolation of their caregivers.
Presence Caregiver learns daily activity patterns and can warn caregivers, family members and friends about incidents of concern with text alerts of potential hazards including falls, water leaks and wandering. The system is designed to work without making significant demands on a caregivers time and energy.
Receive mobile alerts if something appears to be wrong:
- Know if someone wandered away from home
- Know if they have likely experienced a fall
- Know if their bathroom visit frequency changes
Track the current activities of occupants:
- Know if and when the front door opened
- Know which room in the home an occupant visited
- Know when medication was accessed
Better understand rest and sleep patterns:
- Know what time they went to bed and got up
- Know if someone leaves the bedroom at night
- Track sleep history and quality for improved health insights
Enable support from family and friends:
- Add specific people to receive alerts
- Create and delegate helpful tasks to others
- Coordinate family and friends to stay in contact
Improve safety at home:
- Call for help with the wirelessly connected button
- Help prevent falls at night with nightlights
- Know immediately of a water leak or clogged toilet
Enjoy voice control services with a smart speaker:
- Easily request helpful reminders to take medications
- Make phone calls, check weather, and play music
- Get answers to more than 100 million unique questions
Join and participate in a caregiving community:
- Connect with and receive online advice from caregivers
- Access useful online resources, videos and more
- Coordinate in-person meetings with fellow caregivers
Go to http://research.presencefamily.com/
To see if you are eligible to participate in the program,
answer these 4 simple questions:
1. Do you own a smartphone?
2. Do you have Wi-Fi in your home?
3. Are you a family caregiver?
4. Has the person you care for received a diagnosis
of dementia or mild cognitive impairment?
Answering yes to these questions will qualify you to participate in the research project and receive the Presence Caregiver Research Pack at absolutely no cost. Once qualified, you will be contacted immediately by a representative of the research team. Your system will be shipped to your home, and a customer service installation expert will schedule an appointment to guide you remotely through the setup of your system.
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directly through the program website at: http://research.presencefamily.com/