A few weeks ago, I developed a cough. I went to the doctor, they checked everything out and sent me home. But I wasn’t getting better. I started to worry when the cough got really bad and I was having a hard time breathing.
I called my son, who told me if it didn’t get better, to go to the emergency room. By three in the afternoon, I was still having trouble breathing, so I took a cab from my home in a retirement community to the emergency room.
As with most emergency rooms, the waiting room was pretty full. I checked in, waited my turn and was finally called in. Continue reading ““You don’t look like you have Alzheimer’s disease”” »
Just last week, we awarded a special type of grant we call an Every Day Technologies for Alzheimer’s Care grant to Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Ph.D., professor of research in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University for her project “Global Caregiving: iSupport for Dementia Family Caregivers.”
Caregiving for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease is a worldwide issue, and the needs of family caregivers far outpace the support from health systems, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
With this grant, Dr. Gallagher-Thompson is teaming up with the World Health Organization to develop an interactive, web-based caregiver support tool (iSupport) that is accessible via computer, tablet and mobile phone. Continue reading “New Every Day Technologies for Alzheimer’s Care Grant: Dr. Gallagher-Thompson, Stanford University” »