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What gadgets can help with caregiving?

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These gadgets can help with caregiving:

  • A reacher (a pole with a claw on the end), can grab stuff off a high shelf.
  • A can opener with thick, easy-to-grip handles can make a big difference.
  • An inexpensive locating system can help find things that often get misplaced.
  • Smartphone and tablet apps can make it easier for people with conditions such as MS or Parkinson's to communicate.
  • With special software and hardware, computers can be controlled by eye movements.

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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