MERIDAN, Conn. (WTNH) – It’s National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and a Connecticut company has some high tech inventions to help Alzheimers patients and their families.
The President of Assisted Living Technologies, Ron D’Aquila, says medication compliance is especially important when treating Alzheimer’s disease. His company has some inventive solutions like automated medication dispensers that provide both a visual and auditory alerts and it can even call the patient as a reminder to take their medication. It can also notify caregivers if a regiment is not being followed.
Another type of technology helping patients and their caregivers are remote monitoring systems. Wireless sensors that detect motion, activity from room-to-room, exiting, sleep patterns, and even moisture can help caregiver’s know when problems arise so that they can be addressed before they lead to something more serious – such as a fall or wandering.
“Our number one goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals who wish to remain independent and live safely in their own home,” said D’Aquila.
The Meridan office has a showroom where families and patients can see the latest technology.