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A test of monitoring systems to help those with dementia


The (Minneapolis) Star Tribune says  that the University of Minnesota Nursing School is turning to families for help in a $1.25 million study to see whether remote monitoring systems might help those with Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of memory loss “stay in their homes longer, reduce stress on family caregivers and potentially avoid costly emergency room visits or hospitalizations by spotting problems earlier.”

The system being used in study — Healthsense eNeighbor  — calls caretakers when motion is detected where patients live.

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