Music: Assistive Technology For Reconnecting Those With Dementia To The World

Many of us have experienced how various types of music can evoke certain emotions and memories, which can completely change our moods.  For some people with dementia, music has shown to help them not only with mood, but also with communication, alertness, behavior, and general quality of life. Just as with other types of assistive…
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99-year-old Woman Uses Technology To Continue Living In Her Own Home

I recently had the opportunity to work with “Mary” and her caregiver to talk about ways for her to stay safe at home. Mary has a hearing loss and her caregiver mentioned that she was not answering phone calls or hearing when people were at the front door. Mary was willing to explore options as…
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Practical Guides For A Lifetime Of Assistive Technology Use

Need assistive technology (AT) information? We can help you with that. IPAT has developed 10 practical guides that highlight the use of AT from early childhood through late retirement. Within these guides, we have taken the mystery out of selecting and obtaining AT, given you information from which you can pose the right questions to…
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A New Slant On Life.

A number of years ago IPAT realized that there were just way too many people in the state that could benefit from assistive technology devices and that were falling through the cracks of funding resources. About two years ago we were in a position, as a fairly new non-profit organization, to take action to address…
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EmergencyLink Provides A No Cost Way To Be Prepared For Emergencies

When dealing with older loved ones that are living in another state or just down the street you should be prepared for emergencies. Melanie Pinola at LifeHacker.com does an excellent job in talking about EmergencyLink and the peace of mind it can provide. Do you use a service or piece of technology to help your loved ones…
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