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Devices, apps, systems, and services could make your life as a caregiver simpler. And they can offer your loved one more safety and independence.

Check with your loved one's doctor and other caregivers for suggestions. Some doctors' offices have occupational therapists or social workers who can help you find resources. If yours doesn't, ask about a recommendation.

Also, look for information and inspiration from a nonprofit group for your loved one's illness or disability, locally or online.

Beth Kallmyer, director of client services for the national office, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago.

AARP: "Staying Connected to Those Who Care."

Alzheimer's Association: "MedicAlert and Safe Return."

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Assistive Technology."

McCarron, P.S. "Getting the Help You Need," Take Care: (National Family Caregivers Association), Summer, 2008.

Pathfinders for Autism: "Plan Your Response to an Autism Emergency."

AARP: “9 Need-to-Know Technologies for Caregivers.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 23, 2019

Beth Kallmyer, director of client services for the national office, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago.

AARP: "Staying Connected to Those Who Care."

Alzheimer's Association: "MedicAlert and Safe Return."

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Assistive Technology."

McCarron, P.S. "Getting the Help You Need," Take Care: (National Family Caregivers Association), Summer, 2008.

Pathfinders for Autism: "Plan Your Response to an Autism Emergency."

AARP: “9 Need-to-Know Technologies for Caregivers.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 23, 2019

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