Light therapy is one of the newest techniques for stimulating robust brain activity. Beacon40 light systems deliver pulses of light at 40Hz, which is 40 flashes per second. It’s a completely safe and noninvasive method for rejuvenating healthy brain function. Designed to be easy to use, the lights work in the background of any home and can be fit around your daily activities such as watching television, reading, or surfing the internet.
Facebook Portal is a tablet that is linked to Facebook Messenger and the “Alexa” voice commands function. Because of its unique camera, Facebook Portal’s main purpose for making video calls to family and friends. It also has other features including calendar, weather, and alarm applications.
The technology options I’ve listed are not the only choices out there and it is important to do your own research. Additionally, here are a few things to keep in mind before selecting a device that will aid someone with Alzheimer’s.
1. You and your loved one should feel comfortable with the selected piece of technology. Pick the device that will work best for your current circumstances. Make sure your loved one understands how to use the appliance and go over the instruction manual before assuming they can use it themselves.
2. Assistive technology must work in favor of the person battling Alzheimer’s and best match their preferences. It is meant to improve daily life for the person battling this disease, so ensure the decision is collective and they are included in the process for as long as possible.
3. Only implement the technology that is necessary. Too many devices can be overwhelming, frustrating, and have negative effects on an individual with Alzheimer’s. Multiple icons and buttons can equally cause confusion. Many settings on assistive tools are customizable. Help your loved one arrange the features in a way that’s the clearest for them.