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Relying on Apps Can Boost Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s Care in Westchester NY

Smartphones and tablets have become almost essential tools in modern life. While not everyone has a smart phone or tablet, the apps (programs that run on these devices) offer a wide range of Alzheimer’s-Care-Westchester-NYassets and benefits, especially when it comes to any type of Alzheimer’s care.

When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are usually going to be many questions, especially in the beginning of their journey along this path. Even though there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment, and the average life expectancy upon diagnosis is 8 to 10 years, there are many things that can provide a higher quality of life for the senior diagnosed with this disease as they progress through the various stages.

Apps can be highly beneficial in the process of Alzheimer’s care. Here are a few apps that caregivers and even family members may want to consider relying on when their elderly loved one has been diagnosed with this form of dementia.

Pocket First Aid and CPR.

This app was created by the American Heart Association and provides videos and illustrations that help guide people through potentially life-saving instructions. This app is available for both Google Android and Apple iPhone devices.

Stress Stopper Pro.

This app was created by Stress is Gone LLC and has been certified by The American Institute of Stress. While it is only currently available for Apple products, such as the iPhone or iPad, it is designed to help stop stress before it gets going. In fact, three minutes before a person begins to feel overwhelmed by stress, they will get a reminder to breathe and laugh.

Record Their Stories.

This particular app can be great for sitting down and talking about an elderly loved one’s life. By having this app on a smart phone or tablet, the senior can recount various memories throughout their life so other family members and loved ones can share in them now or well into the future.

An ancillary benefit of sharing stories is that it generally allows somebody to tap into various memories from their past, things they may not have thought about in a long time. That provides mental exercise that can be incredibly beneficial at delaying the onset of more serious aspects of memory loss, at least for a period of time.

Azumio Heart Rate.

This is a free app but is available for Apple and Android devices. It only requires the touch of a finger for a few seconds and will detect your pulse. This can be great for monitoring those with high pulse rates or challenges taking part in various activities.

This year, consider looking into relying on some of the many apps that are available that can be beneficial in the process of Alzheimer’s care.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in Westchester, NY, contact Star One Home Care and Medical Staffing at 718-733-2222 or 914-362-0899.  Call today!

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Patricia Coffie, RN, MFA

Patricia Coffie, RN, BSN, MFA is Director of Client Services & Director of Phoenix Nurse Aide Training Center. Before assuming the post in 2012, Patricia was the Director or Nursing & Service Delivery at WRC for 3 years where she was the strategic lead for nursing and services to members.

Patricia started her nursing career 19 years ago at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and research institution in New York City, and since then has gained experience in Adult Intensive Care Units (ICU) , Pediatric Care (PICU ), Operating Room (OR) , mental health and community settings. She later moved into director of nursing roles, where she obtained extensive experience in leading and developing the nursing profession. She also pioneered good partnership working with other health care organizations, as well as social services, and the wider community.

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