Friday December 13, 2019

How tech can help to tackle dementia

A new wave of significant scientific breakthroughs is making life easier for dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers as well as their carers, writes Arlene Harris

7th April, 2019
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Liz Byrne and the assistance robot Mylo at home in Ardee, Co Louth

The confusion felt by someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s is often deeply frightening, both for the sufferer and their carer. While advances in medical research have yet to bring about a cure for this disease, the ever-changing technological world has provided some much-needed supports.

GPS and tracking devices have been in use for several years, and help keep tabs on people who may have trouble identifying their whereabouts. Specially adapted phones with fewer...

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