Alzheimer Awareness – How These Watches Will Help

In a recent report, we found out that Seth Rogan attended court in a testimony and spoke out about Alzheimer’s and what a detrimental and heartbreaking disease it is.  The hearing was pointed at the current state of research of both treatment and prevention of the illness in lieu with our economy.  This hearing in particular became well-known when only two senators showed up to the hearing of such an important matter, in turn ruffling Seth Rogan’s feather’s quite a bit.  He tweeted, “All those empty seats are senators who are not prioritizing Alzheimer’s. Unless more noise is made, it won’t change.”

During his testimony, Seth Rogan spoke of the symptoms his Alzheimer-ridden mother in law displays.  At the age of 60, she has forgotten even the simplest of tasks like speaking, let alone who or where she is much of the time.  She needs help with basic everyday tasks like eating and going to the bathroom.  These are not things to be taken lightly.

While it doesn’t seem like all politicians care to make strides towards improvement in the research associated with Alzheimer’s, there are new products and gadgets coming out that hope to help those struggling. One of which is called the guard2me smartwatch.  This cool new gadget is made specifically for individuals with Alzheimer’s, using cellular networks and GPS to keep track of the wearer’s locations. 

Location can be tracked on a smartphone, letting loved one’s know where the person is.  There are settings on the phone that make it desirable – like alerting when the wearer leaves a safety zone, or enters a “danger zone”.  Another useful feature is one that alerts the caretaker of when the patient has a fall.  The watch also stores the person’s name, contact information and medical details. 

If you have a loved-one who suffers from Alzheimer’s, I am sure having all the help you can get is welcome!  With all the technology available to us, there should be more out there to make life easier.  Now if Seth Rogan can get more people to pay attention, we may even make some strides towards a cure someday.  

Ruza Radich
Ruza Radich