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NIght Time Issues Related to Caring for a Relative with Alzheimer's

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Homecare has potential to transform the lives of people with dementia

Homecare has potential to transform the lives of people with dementia | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
Homecare and dementia is often a Cinderella issue; it is seldom dealt with despite the great work of the vast majority of homecare workers and the huge potential of homecare, working with other services, to transform the lives of people with...
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Caregivers and Sleep: A New Research Study

Caregivers and Sleep: A New Research Study | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
Whether being kept awake because of caring for a loved one or because of insomnia, lack of sleep can take its toll on both your mind and body. Here are some tips for creating better sleeping habits.
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State unprepared to deal with 'wandering' dementia patients - HeraldNet

State unprepared to deal with 'wandering' dementia patients - HeraldNet | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
State unprepared to deal with 'wandering' dementia patients
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The Alzheimer's Initiative training in Salem, Ore., in May prepared first responders to serve and protect people living with Alzheimer's or dementia.
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Motion sensors, high-tech gadgets promise new safety net for ...

Motion sensors, high-tech gadgets promise new safety net for ... | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved ...
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Debate about GPS for people with dementia needs to be based on fact - The Guardian

Debate about GPS for people with dementia needs to be based on fact - The Guardian | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
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News that Sussex police has become the first force in Britain to pay for GPS tracking devices for people with dementia is sure to start an intense debate.
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Why healthcare should be a team sport - Intel Communities

Why healthcare should be a team sport - Intel Communities | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
Managing the Changing IT Landscape: Technology in Healthcare. The role of technology in ... In Dishman's view, the future of personal care must be at home, which should be our default model. He proposes that today's ...
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Report says mHealth sensor market will grow 70% annually -- but what about slow adoption?

Report says mHealth sensor market will grow 70% annually -- but what about slow adoption? | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
A new report estimates the market for sensors and mobile health apps will grow to $5.6 million by 2017. But how can that be if the adoption rate has been flat?

Last week I read and wrote about a physician survey which suggested that few people are using mobile health apps to track data and share it with their doctors (although a reader noted that the Pew data I referenced likely underestimates the self-tracking that’s really going on).

This week, a market research firm put out a report forecasting that the mobile health sensor market will grow nearly 70 percent over each of the next five years. Mobile industry research firm research2guidance estimates that the revenue generated by health-related products that pair sensors with mobile apps will reach $5.6 billion by 2017.

This left me with some cognitive dissonance. There are certainly more cool technologies, more sensors and more apps – but if people aren’t using them, how are they going to draw in more revenue?

 I tried to put my skepticism aside and consider why people just aren’t using them yet. research2guidance pointed out that most of the sensors and apps that are being developed or marketed turn medical products or processes into consumer products, meaning they’re less clunky and more fashionable than traditional medical devices. Take, for example, wristbands worn by seniors to detect falls and notify caregivers, helmet sensors that send coaches mobile alerts when a player has sustained a potentially dangerous blow, or sensor-embedded bath mats to detect diabetic foot ulcers. Others are add-ons to medical products, like Asthmapolis’ clip-on for asthma inhalers, which connects to an app that tracks when and where a person’s asthma attacks happen.

Consumers now are increasingly being incentivized by their employers to adopt healthy behaviors. Meanwhile, their healthcare providers are being pushed to do more in the way of preventive health and disease management (the focus of many of these sensors and apps), as reimbursement becomes value-based and ACOs continue forming. Since many people seem to think that physicians are the driving force in overhauling how care is delivered, perhaps those two forces will encourage growth in adoption of mobile products.

The report notes that to this point, the market has been dominated by small technology companies, but now bigger brands with more muscle, like Samsung and Nike, are joining the mix. It also notes a shift in the business model: “The sensor business model will shift from proprietary solutions, which are only working with a single app, to open systems, which allow connections to multiple apps,” it says.

One more factor worth mentioning is that, for a while, some mobile health companies seemed to be uneasy about the lack of clarity from the FDA on how it would regulate these kinds of devices and apps. Now that the FDA has cleared that up, there might be more activity in the way of apps for clinical use.

Whether that will all add up to a $5.6 billion market for mHealth sensor technology, though, I’m not going to hold my breath.


Read more: http://medcitynews.com/2013/04/report-says-mhealth-sensor-market-will-grow-70-annually-but-what-about-slow-adoption/#ixzz2RaltN0ep


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CareAlert Testimonial

CaregiverWatch's CareAlert system provides caregivers of individuals with cognitive impairment, Peace of Mind during the night time hours. To learn more plea...
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mHealth at HIMSS13: It's not about the cool new toys any more

mHealth at HIMSS13: It's not about the cool new toys any more | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
The emphasis at this year's HIMSS Conference and Exhibition wasn't on new devices or solutions, but rather on new integrations and collaborations - evidence that providers are tired of the toys and just want to see them work better.
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Slideshow: 7 technologies working to prevent falls - mobihealthnews

Slideshow: 7 technologies working to prevent falls - mobihealthnews | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
mobihealthnews Slideshow: 7 technologies working to prevent falls mobihealthnews In fact, Laurie Orlov, who blogs about aging in place technology, pointed to the iShoe in a 2011 post lamenting how technology makes big news at universities and then...
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GPS app used to keep track of dementia patients - Gizmag

GPS app used to keep track of dementia patients - Gizmag | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
GPS app used to keep track of dementia patients
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The number of people suffering from dementia is expected to increase significantly as the baby boomer generation ages.
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Mobile Health Around the Globe: Healthcare Technology in the 21st ...

Mobile Health Around the Globe: Healthcare Technology in the 21st ... | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
It could be, if service providers and telehealth device manufacturers have anything to say about it. Home healthcare monitoring technologies have become big news in the last few years, and are poised to become even bigger.
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10 sensor-based telehealth companies

10 sensor-based telehealth companies | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
click to enlargeOur First 10 For Friday is what is termed a ‘sensor technology renaissance’ in telehealth, mostly tied to that sensor-equipped device called a smartphone.
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Poll shows why we need to promote assistive technology

Poll shows why we need to promote assistive technology | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
A survey of 2069 adults in the UK by YouGov, commissioned by charity Carers UK and supported by Tunstall Healthcare (UK), makes a strong case for the better promotion of telehealth & telecare, as we argued for in our recent post on the future of...
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A Demonstration of the CareAlert System

Dr. Deborah Rowe, professor and endowed chair at the USF College of Nursing, demonstrates the CareAlert system to WUSF's Mark Schreiner. (video shot by Jorge...
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USF Health News » USF Nursing investigates whether improving sleep reduces heart disease risk in caregivers [VIDEO]

USF Health News » USF Nursing investigates whether improving sleep reduces heart disease risk in caregivers [VIDEO] | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
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Disruptions: Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care for the Aging - New York Times (blog)

Disruptions: Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care for the Aging - New York Times (blog) | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Disruptions: Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care for the Aging New York Times (blog) One is the increasing number of elderly people, and the other is the decline in the number of people to take care of them,” said...
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Disposable Wireless Sensor Market Shows Signs of Life – Healthcare ... - M2M World News (press release)

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Wanted in Healthcare: More Wireless Devices for In-Home Patients - E-Commerce Times

Wanted in Healthcare: More Wireless Devices for In-Home Patients - E-Commerce Times | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
Wanted in Healthcare: More Wireless Devices for In-Home Patients
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... looking to technology to drive efficiencies and cut costs.
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Emerging technologies hold promise for seniors - Los Altos Town Crier

Emerging technologies hold promise for seniors - Los Altos Town Crier | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
Los Altos Town Crier Emerging technologies hold promise for seniors Los Altos Town Crier The majority of the emerging solutions can be categorized into four areas: medical and health care; health and wellness; monitoring, security and home...
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Senior Care Technology Round-Up: AT&T Home Health, GPS-Enabled Canes & More - Senior Housing News

Senior Care Technology Round-Up: AT&T Home Health, GPS-Enabled Canes & More - Senior Housing News | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
Tech Round-Up: AT&T Home Health, GPS-Enabled Canes & More - Senior Housing News http://t.co/euQSgpxGeL
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How your hearing aid could stop you getting dementia - Daily Mail

How your hearing aid could stop you getting dementia - Daily Mail | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
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Studies also show that being sociable and taking part in activities protects against dementia, possibly because it relieves stress, which is known to be harmful to the brain.
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Remote Health Monitoring Will Be Big

Remote Health Monitoring Will Be Big | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
Like other telecom services, the high-level picture for home health monitoring is bright. ... There is no downside to letting people leave the hospital if they are stable and can be monitored as effectively at home.
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CES telehealth panel: The tide is (slowly) turning

CES telehealth panel: The tide is (slowly) turning | Caregiver Support | Scoop.it
A luncheon panel discussion at the 2013 International CES concludes that patient-centered healthcare and new advances in digital technology are pushing telehealth into the spotlight – if only the providers, courts and federal and state governments...
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