Products designed for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia and their Caregivers
Bruce Barnet, managing member of a family business "The Alzheimer’s Store" that has been in business for 15 years joins eHealth Radio and the Alzheimer’s & Stress Management Channels. The Alzheimer’s Store is an internet only store that provides caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and memory loss products that can relieve stress and keep their patients safe.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Bruce Barnet discuss the following:
What are the category of products that caregivers are most interested in?
What wandering product do you carry that sets you apart from other stores?
What 'wandering products' do you sell that would effect someones health?
Why are clocks Important and what makes yours so special?
What is music therapy and why is is important?
What was the inspiration in creating The Alzheimer's Store?
Bruce Barnet is a healthcare consultant who lectures on the relationship between the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss and products that help alleviate the frustration, stress, and anxiety of being a caregiver.
Over 5.5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and that means over 25 million caregivers and family members are responsible for their care. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s yet, there are products and tools our loved ones can use to live in a safer environment.
To combat wandering, a wearable item programed with GPS, like a watch, can keep track of your loved one on a smartphone,computer, or iPad. Used in conjunction with door alarms and motion detectors, a home or facility becomes significantly safer. For a medical emergency, a scannable ID bracelet makes contact information and medical records easily accessible anytime, anywhere.
Voice-activated reminder technology can make life easier for loved ones and their caretakers. Clocks, both digital and analog, and the ever-popular “Reminder Rosie” recordable device help keep track of and read out reminders for everything from medication schedules to the date and time.
Dial-less phones and phones loaded with pictures as contacts makes it easier for patients to get in touch without the stress and frustration of remembering phone numbers.
Music therapy can help to both soothe and jog memories. CDs, DVDs, and even old-fashioned music players loaded with relaxing music, songs of yesteryear and modern music can be incredibly helpful and relaxing.
Contact Bruce Barnet: BARNET@DAHEALTHCONSULTING.COM for information on how products relate to symptoms to keep your loved on safe.