I’ll be talking about my experience as a caregiver using the iPad to engage and communicate with my wife, at Arden Courts in Avon tomorrow, October 3, noon to 1:30. They will be providing lunch.
“Using the iPad with a Person who has Dementia”
Keeping a loved one with dementia engaged in activities is very challenging for caregivers.
Ed Fitzgerald, a technology consultant whose wife is living with Frontotem-poral Dementia, looked for ways to use technology to help her. After some trial and error, he began using the iPad and created a home screen of activities combining, apps, links, games, videos, pictures and more, which he uses when they are together.
During this seminar, Ed will demonstrate how he uses the iPad, the process by which he created a customized set of activities that are of interest to his wife and offer advice on how to proceed if someone is interested in pursuing it with their loved one.
He talks about getting other family members involved and the benefits to both the loved one and caregiver. While he uses an iPad, some of what he talks about applies to a Kindle and Nook as well.
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