How to Care for People with Alzheimer’s Using a Medical Alarm March 13, 2015

Medical alarms and wearable technology can make it easier to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Medical alarms can be used for everyday care and emergency care so that your loved one can still have some independence without being at risk. Medical alarms also make it possible for you to continue to work, study, or do household chores without having to monitor your loved one around the clock. Being able to stay in a familiar home is important for those who have Alzheimer’s and medical alarms make it possible for them to continue to live in the home that is familiar to them instead of having to live in an assisted care home or nursing home. Here are just a few of the ways that you can care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s better with wearable technology that includes medical alarms:

Medication Alarms
Wearable technology allows you to set up repeating medication alarms that will let your loved one know it’s time to take their medication. Taking medication at set times can be critically important to the effectiveness of the medication, and it’s not always easy to make sure your loved one gets their medication at the proper time. If you are out running errands or if you have to go to work it may not be possible for you to be home to remind your loved one to take their medication. Wearable technology will sound a gentle alarm tone to remind the person with Alzheimer’s to take their medication at whatever times have been set by you. Those reminders will ensure that your loved ones get the medication they need.

Emergency Alerts
Emergency alerts are extremely important for people who have Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Wearable technology with medical alarms can prevent disasters by making it easy for your loved ones to get help if they need it. Wearable technology won’t fall off during an accident and is easy to reach and activate. A voice command or light touch is all that is needed to connect your loved one to a live operator that can alert you and summon medical help. If someone that you love wants to continue living independently but you worry about their safety wearable technology that has emergency medical alerts makes it safer for that loved one to live independently.

Scheduling Tasks
It’s not just taking medication that a person with Alzheimer’s might need help with. Medical alarms can help them remember when to check their blood sugar if they are diabetic or remind them when it’s time to go to a doctor’s appointment. Alarms can also prompt them to check their blood pressure and perform other monitoring tasks to make sure they are healthy. As a caregiver these alarms give you peace of mind and the freedom to live your own life. Being able to schedule alarms and monitor your loved one from far away gives you both the independence you want while at the same time allowing you to provide the care that your loved one needs.

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