Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Sandra McKay
Project Title: Staying Connected: Using Technology to Support Healthy Community Living for Persons Living with Dementia
This project is focused at evaluating the existing features of LocateMotion, an analytics system that enables monitoring to address potential harm resulting from wandering incidents involving PLwD. It is important to understand what type of devices patients with cognitive decline prefer and at what stage of decline they should be implemented. This proactive technology can create a sense of security and safety on the part of the caregiver to encourage independence, physical activity and engagement in the community without additional stress and worry. This solution can help pave the way for improving physical and psychological wellness of PLwD and their caregivers, delaying and/or preventing institutionalization related to critical wandering events.