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Reminder Rosie

As far as aging-in-place technologies go, Reminder Rosie is a pretty simple, voice-activated device that provides auditory reminders to someone with memory impairment. It can be programmed for scheduled medication or appointments reminders, or for custom messages of comfort and ...

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Designing for Dementia: The Enablement Model

Designing spaces and products for people with dementia has traditionally focused on impairment.  Protecting residents from injury was long hailed as the gold standard in dementia care.  Unfortunately, this disabilities-based approach did little to foster healthy interaction with the environment. ...

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Finding the Balance Between Prevention and Potential

*** Along the continuum of function where “prevention” of decline is the left hash mark, “potential” bookends the right. Designing spaces and programs for older adults should include consideration of all functional points along that continuum, ensuring that prevention of ...

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