061 Using Technology to Balance Safety & Autonomy in Dementia

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In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with Mary Hulme, geriatric social worker specialized in dementia and the co-author of “Caring from Afar: A Guide to Home Sensor Systems for Aging Parents.” They discuss:

  • How geriatric social workers help older adults and families
  • Why safety is no longer the automatic top priority in social work
  • How to use an older person’s goals when weighing safety versus autonomy
  • What is positive risk-taking in dementia
  • Why Mary likes home sensor systems
  • Features and options to consider when selecting a PERS system
  • GPS-enabled devices and options for tracking people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia
  • Tips on discussing safety and location tracking with an older relative

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010 Interview: Choosing a Wearable Medical Alert System for Older Adults

054 How to Make Difficult Decisions Easier: Using Goals of Care & Weighing Benefits vs Burdens

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