Assistive Technology for Cognitive Disabilities and Dementia
Exciting new technologies are giving people with cognitive disabilities like traumatic brain injury or dementia more confidence in their ability to live alone, and it’s helping many families avoid the decision to move a loved one to a nursing facility. Sensors, voice activation, GPS, Bluetooth, cellular connectivity via mobile phones, smartphone monitoring apps and sophisticated computers are making staying at home a viable option for an increasing number of people.
There are devices to track medication dosing and Alzheimer’s wandering, activity, or inactivity, in the house, falls and real-time health information. With mobile push-button personal emergency response systems, our monitoring system can provide family members or other caregivers alerts.
There also are technologies for daily living. Cognitive aids, including computer or electrical assistive devices, to help people with memory, attention, or other challenges in their thinking skills. Other devices help perform tasks such as cooking, dressing, and grooming
INDEPENDENT LIVING SOLUTIONS THAT FIT
Each individual is unique. Discovering the right solution that fits the needs of each person with cognitive impairments starts with a careful assessment.
Through our assessment process, the team at The Assisted Technology Training Center of Connecticut learns about the needs and goals of each unique individual and their family.
QUALITY OF LIFE IS INTERCONNECTED
INDEPENDENT LIVING IS QUALITY OF LIFE
The right assistive technologies are adapted to meet the needs of each unique individual.
The right plan is created to assure that the assistive technologies are used effectively and the independent living goals are achieved.
Together, we build confidence, competence, and comfort through training. This is a transition period for individuals facing barriers to independent living, their family members and their caregivers.
We then help put in place the right supports, monitoring, and alert systems for safe, healthier independent living.