Accutech Blog

Sundowning in the Dementia or Alzheimer’s Patient

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

The term, “sundowning” is used to describe the period of increased agitation and confusion experienced by people with dementia that normally occurs at the end of the day and into the night. In the past, sundowning was described as more anecdotal than scientific but new research may indicate a biological factor that eventually may be…

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Topics: ResidentGuard

Preventing Alzheimer’s & Wandering

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of what is known as dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities. Alzheimer’s accounts for 50-80% of dementia cases. It is not a normal part of aging and there is some evidence that preventative measures can be taken to reduce the chances, stave off…

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Topics: ResidentGuard

How Does a Wandering System Work?

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

We receive several calls a day from potential customers that are searching for wander management solutions. Most of the time, our prospects are aware of what the system is supposed to accomplish, but aren’t aware (from a technical standpoint) of how our RFID based security systems work. For that reason, we’ve put together a brief…

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Topics: ResidentGuard

A New Attitude In Alzheimer’s Care

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

In case you’ve missed our previous posts we’ve been highlighting Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this November. From saluting caregivers to disaster advice and elder financial abuse we’ve put a spotlight on issues that affect the elderly and the people that love them.

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Topics: ResidentGuard

Understanding Hospital Infant Protection Systems from Accutech

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

For hospital birthing units, guarding against abduction is a high priority. Fortunately, providing high quality infant protection in a hospital environment is easy and affordable. The Cuddles Infant Protection system from Accutech is an (RFID) electronic security system designed specifically to maintain safety of infants in obstetric and pediatric departments. With a small, tamper-proof infant…

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Topics: Cuddles

The Importance of Infant Abduction Security Audits

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

How often does your facility conduct an audit of your infant security system? Including roundtable discussions about equipment and procedures, many facilities with maternity wards test their systems and staff up to four times per year. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends that facilities conduct drills annually. When considering protection against infant…

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Topics: Cuddles

Infant Abductor Sentenced To Twelve Years

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

A woman who admitted to abducting an infant from a Manhattan hospital in 1987 was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Ann Pettway pleaded guilty in February, and was faced by the mother of the girl, now 26 years old, during sentencing.

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Topics: Cuddles