Thursday, February 10, 2011

Using Usual Things such as Bungee Cord instead of Gates

Using Usual Things: "Bungee Cords instead of baby gates. I found that two substantial eye hooks screwed into the door frames with a bungee cord strung between them effectively kept Tom out of any room off limits. The baby gates actually created a hazard, in that they were too short for his height and he could fall over them. They were also a pain in the neck to open and shut for my access to my own space. The bungee cords allowed me to keep doors open throughout the house while securing his walk space. They also gave Tom a signal of resistance when his body touched on them, he never tried to get over or under them, and he was unable to figure out how to detach them.

I bought bungee cord by the yard at a local hardware store and tied them to clasps also bought in the same store. I could adjust length needed myself that way and it was actually cheaper to make my own then buy ready made"

5 Signs that You Don't Have Alzheimer's Disease

"In order to let out a collective sigh of relief, below we'll walk through 5 perfectly normal parts of the aging process. Then, we'll walk through the signals that may indicate that there is Alzheimer's Disease present.
5 Signs that You Don't Have Alzheimer's Disease (And what to look for next)"

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Marbles: The Brain Store

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Marbles: The Brain Store
We’re a one-of-a-kind retail store with a smart collection of hand-picked, expert-tested, certifiably fun ways to a healthier brain for all ages. The best part? Our stores are designed to let you roll up your sleeves and get a little brainy while you play games, solve puzzles, try out software and flip through books to find the right products for you and your noggin. Our team is chock-full of smart, outgoing people who are passionate about learning new things and creating a fun, interactive environment where customers can reach their brain’s fullest potential

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Helping Persons with Dementia |

Did you know?

Over 100,000 times per year, persons with dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease) become lost in their own community and are unable to find their own way home. Persons with dementia often become lost, because they leave home without their caregiver. However persons with dementia living in nursing homes also become lost in the community. The situations that often lead to a person becoming lost in the community occur in all care giving environments. Here are just a few of the most common reasons:

* Caregiver are distracted or are sleeping.
* The person is left alone in the home
* The person is on an outing with the caregiver and wanders away
* The person is on a regular outing in the commuity and becomes confused

Recognizing a person with dementia

When persons with dementia are lost, they rarely ask for help to find their way home. Often a Good Samaritan is the only person between the persons with dementia being found safely or not.

Warning Signs

* Inappropriate clothing such as not enough / too much clothing for the weather.
Being outside with pajamas or night clothing, on.
* Clothing that is very dirty or disheveled.
* Acting confused about the environment. For instance, unable to correctly cross a street, or wandering in or on the side of a street / highway.
* Acting confused in a store such as loitering too long or eating merchandise without paying for it.
* Going into a neighbor's backyard or trying to get into someone's house.
* Sitting on the sidewalk.
* Rummaging through garbage.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

LoJack's SafetyNet

LoJack's SafetyNet
Protect and rescue anyone afflicted with Alzheimer's

In an effort to stay informed and connected with the caregivers of people who wander they created SafetyNetSource, a media hub full of content from across the Web.

Public Safety training for police

Free Alzheimer's Public Safety training for police,

Both the American Police Beat web site ( and print publication are targeted to the nation's law enforcement profession and seek to give a voice to the nation's law enforcement professional

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adult ID Bracelets, "Sometime all we need is a light to show us the way home.", sells customizable wristbands perfect for Alzheimer patients. Each of our silicone wristbands is flexible and able to fit most wrists. Serving as an identification wristband, they help when Alzheimer patients wander away from their homes or get lost.

In addition to adult ID bracelets, there are allergy bracelets and penicillin allergy bracelets that can help save anyone’s life. They serve as a great medical ID bracelets for adults, or can even be used for children who allergic to penicillin or other medicines.

You can even create custom silicone bracelets to fit any Alzheimer patient. In addition to custom silicone wristbands, they also offer information about how to educate Caregivers and health facilities about the Never Lost Wristbands."