Technologies to enhance the well-being of older adults
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) over 50 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia and this number will almost triple by 2050.
Research by the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK, shows that eighty-five percent of people with dementia want to stay in their own homes. However, many are forced into care homes when they, for example, have a fall or become ill with an infection. While they are in hospital away from their familiar surroundings, their condition often deteriorates. By the time they are ready to be discharged from hospital, they are are often too frail to manage alone at home and have to go in to a nursing home.
Research has shown that if older adults are give panic buttons, they often don’t wear them, or if they do wear them, they are very reluctant to push the button.
Early diagnosis can improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their families. Optimising physical health is very beneficial for a person’s cognition, and mental well-being.
Which is why there is such a great need for a solution like the inlisol solution. Our non-wearable sensors can pick up problems early before they become too severe. Our wall mounted sensors detect and send out a notification when a vulnerable older adult is no longer moving around the home in their normal way. Or if, for example, an older adult starts getting out of bed more than is normal for them at night, it will be possible to address the cause of the nocturnal activity before it tuns into a major problem.