Enabling people with Alzheimer’s disease to continue living in their own homes is a real challenge, particularly in the face of the issues that accompany this disease.
60% of people with Alzheimer’s live at home: for relatives, this is a major source of anxiety, hence the need for reassurance.
In the early stages of the disease, relatives are very involved, and their support helps to slow down the disease’s progression and optimises care.
There are several solutions that can make it easier for Alzheimer’s patients to stay at home:
- Home help services
- Specialised care teams for patients with the disease
- The use of innovative technological solutions
Innovative technological solutions include, for example, handheld geolocation devices. They can come in the form of medallions, watches, bracelets, etc.
While this may help to reassure carers when leaving the house, the problem is still there if the patient’s relative isn’t wearing the device.
Generally, we know that more than 50% of those equipped do not wear their medallion, either because they forget or because they fear being stigmatised.
Fortunately, other solutions exist to help people with Alzheimer’s disease stay at home. Whether it is to reassure the patient or their carers.
Otono-me is one of these innovative solutions. This new generation of remote assistance allows you to look after your loved one from a distance. Discreet sensors are installed in the patient’s home. The person is neither filmed nor listened in on and personal privacy is respected. If there is a problem, Otono-me automatically sends a notification. The Otono-me application updates carers on a daily basis. Simple, practical and customisable, it allows you to check that everything is ok.
With its integrated preventative check-up function, Otono-me can help caregivers detect changes in the disease and loss of physical activity.
Indeed, the progression of Alzheimer’s disease is not characterised by sudden changes. But rather by gradual changes in lifestyle, often over several months. The “Preventativecheck-up” function thus makes it possible to detect these changes in the patient’s lifestyle. We will be notified, for example, if the person forgets to make food.
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