Monday, November 21, 2011

Facebook app called Who Cares?

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers eNewsletter:

We have just launched a new Facebook app called Who Cares?

The awareness-raising app is aimed at people who may not have first-hand experience of caring. We hope that the app will make them think about the tremendous task carers are doing.

The app encourages users to think about who among their own Facebook friends could take on the role of carer, and then simulates, in the form of Facebook messages, the impact of caring on carers' social lives and friendships.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

About Comfort Zone | Alzheimer's Association Comfort Zone

About Comfort Zone | Alzheimer's Association Comfort Zone: Comfort Zone is different from other services because it provides:
Easy use. It's as simple as turning on a computer, receiving a text message or calling the monitoring center. There is no installation of software. You can manage location and alerts via a secure, password-protected Web site anywhere at anytime.
Flexibility and choice. Comfort Zone can be paired with a variety of devices and plans. You can change any of these elements and still keep your settings and alerts. You will never have to learn a new password or Web application.
Monitoring center. A 24/7 call center is available to help you with location management services if you are unable to access the Internet.
Emergency health record. All Comfort Zone monthly plans come with the MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association's Safe Return® program, which provides 24-hour emergency response service for wandering and medical emergencies.
Long-distance comfort. Comfort Zone allows multiple family members, no matter where they live in the country, to check on a person with Alzheimer's. You can even monitor a person's location and manage your alerts while you're away on vacation.
Comprehensive service. You have access to all the resources of the Alzheimer's Association, including a free 24/7 Helpline that provides confidential counseling, referrals, safety and disease education, and local support.