Can music therapy really help dementia patients?

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 Echo Silver – Too Close to Home for Many

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 […]

Robots as a tool for combating loneliness

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 […]

Should we be disrupting dementia?

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 […]

RecallCue – Digital Memory Aid

It’s with mixed emotions that I announce the release of RecallCue, a digital memory aid for families caring for a loved one with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) or early stage dementia. As with any product release I have been involved with over my last 10+ years as a Product/Project Manager, there is great satisfaction and […]