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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Spending Christmas With Alzheimer’s

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

Memories can be scarce for someone with Alzheimer’s. And as Christmas approaches there are things you can do for a loved one who seems to be slipping away. It may be hard to see someone you care about becoming someone who doesn’t know you, but take the time to love and comfort them and you’ll…

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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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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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Disaster Readiness For Alzheimer’s And Dementia Residents

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

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and its lasting effects, the Alzheimer’s Association is reminding families and caregivers of people with the disease or dementia to have a plan in place for disaster.

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Celebrate The Caregiver And Alzheimer’s Awareness In November

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

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness/Family Caregiver Month. Do you have a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s disease or do you know a caregiver? Some 5.3 million Americans currently are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so chances are you do.

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Calculating Total Cost of Ownership for Wander Management Systems

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

Many facilities are in the market for a wander management system to help protect a growing segment of residents at risk for wandering without restricting the freedom of movement for their entire population. It is important for the administrators tasked with researching and recommending these systems to understand how they work, the options that are…

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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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