Electronic Tags for Dementia Patients

The UK Alzheimer’s Society recently announced, “Electronic tagging has the potential to offer benefits to people with dementia and their carers.” Citing practical and ethical issues yet to be fully addressed, the Society suggested further research and urged striking a balance between the benefits of tracking a patient prone to wandering and the potential civil […]

Long Distance Caregivers have a New Tool in Care Groups

Living far away from a loved one who needs help is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects facing long-distance caregivers. Lacking the ability to monitor daily wellbeing and care can cause stress and feelings of guilt. But AGIS CareGroups can give long-distance caregivers a resource to help them watch over their loved one in […]

Dr. Marion on the “Today Show”

Marion Somers, Ph.D., an experienced, nationally recognized geriatric care manager, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” Friday to talk about the proliferation of Nintendo Wii gaming systems in retirement and elder care communities. Joined by two older gamers, Fred and Lynn, Dr. Marion discussed the benefits of seniors playing with the Wii. “The seniors love the […]