Eating right, staying fit and wearing a medical alert bracelet, are good choices for health and safety. It’s Your Health is a Canadian article which indicates that “Nearly half of all injuries among seniors happen at home.” Making a conscious choice and effort in choosing healthy foods to eat and exercising to maintain flexibility, balance and …

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For parents of children with autism wandering, elopement and disappearance are fears and in some cases, realities. “Noreen conveyed in painstaking detail, the experience she and her husband endured when their then-four year old son, diagnosed with autism a year earlier, wandered off into busy city streets and disappeared from sight twice in a span …

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Autism Wandering: What is Autism? Autism wandering is most prevalent among those on the severe end of autism.  So what is autism and what does it mean to be on the severe end of autism?   In their book, Effective Instruction for Children with Autism: An Applied Behavior Analysis Approach, authors Robert F. Gulick and …

Baby Boomers are the demographic group born between 1946 and 1964, during the post-World War 2 baby boom.  Having witnessed a lot of changes in the world – from evolving social norms to rapid technological advancements – they are a population well acquainted with change. The past few decades have revolutionized how we all live.  …

Not always high on the radar, good health is often taken for granted. All people value maintaining mobility as they age, in times of good health as well as when faced with challenges. How can technology assist in flexibility of mobility? Does it enable travel and living in more than one location? Does an active …

Wandering alert systems are not all created equal – in fact they are very different in cost , their usefulness and which one would work for you would depend on your requirements. It is important to understand the different solutions before making the purchase decision. Wandering Alert solutions are available in two broad categories;  for …

You cannot watch your loved ones all the time and you cannot lock them or tether them in confined spaces as they need to be move around freely, so how to keep your loved one from wandering while giving them the freedom and space to live their lives. Here are some practical Tips: Use Company …

US Aging Population The population age 65 and over numbered 46.2 million in 2014, an increase of10 million or 28% since 2004 Older women outnumber older men at 25.9 million older women to 20.4 million older men. About 29% (13.3 million) of non-institutionalized older persons live alone (9.2 million women, 4.1 million men). The 85+ …

The birth of the Medical Alert systems happened in the 70s much before the birth of the Internet. No wonder the Medical Alert systems of those days use a telephone line to connect the care receiver to the emergency help. Use of the telephone line changed everything and this is how; Since the person in …

The Power of the Crowd, or crowdsourcing, is a strength that’s created when members of a community work together toward a shared purpose. The result is a solution that’s much larger than the sum of its parts. Today, the Power of the Crowd has been leveraged in many practical applications that help to make our …