Share Your Caregiving Story with WGBH

Many of you already share your advice, recommendations, and stories about caring for your loved ones in the AGIS Forums. WGBH in Boston wants your caregiving stories, too. In conjunction with the April broadcast of “Caring for Your Parents,” an upcoming film by “Frontline” producer and award-winning filmmaker Michael Kirk, the public television station wants […]

Technology Aids Independent Living

Recent hearings in front of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the U.S. Senate Medical Technology Caucus illustrated new advancements in caregiving aids. Many of these innovations are aimed at helping people stay in their homes longer by monitoring regular activity and sending alerts if there is a change in normal patterns. Other […]

Should We Track Alzheimer’s Patients Electronically?

A Guest Post by Mary Emma Allen Should we use electronic tags or chips to help track people with Alzheimer’s or dementia who wander away and have no idea, or very little, about how to return? This controversial issue continues to make headlines. The issue also draws mixed reactions from people who care for Alzheimer’s […]