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Study: Memory Care Caregivers Unaware of Assistive Technologies

Memory care caregivers are interested in using emerging new technologies to help them with offering excellent care, but awareness of technologies currently available to them is relatively low, according to a new study published in the journal Gerontechnology.

The study’s results point to a need for improved communication to caregivers about the technologies that exist to assist with dementia care and in particular how these technologies may be beneficial, say the study authors. “This may be especially critical because some technologies are more likely to be useful to caregivers at different stages of the disease. Early information and education about available technologies may be essential in helping caregivers to plan and prepare to adopt new technologies as they need them,” according to the researchers’ abstract of the study.



 
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