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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. It shines a spotlight on the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for this disease, and it currently affects nearly 5.4 million Americans.
Raising awareness about the disease also highlights the increasing support for caregivers and other available resources.
Rosie 2.0 has been called a senior's Alexa or Google Home. It's a SiMPL Technology solution for memory loss patients and their caregivers. Rosie is a talking alarm clock that allows family members and caregivers to record reminders in their familiar voices to remind memory loss patients to take their meds, eat meals, and keep important appointments.
One three-month study conducted by Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre found Rosie helped 86 percent of patients with poor medication compliance increase it to 80 percent compliance. It also projected that savings from home care professionals utilizing Rosie could range between $3,000 and $6,000 each year. Gary Rotman and Bruce Barnet, founders of SiMPL Technology.
According to Gary Rotman, whose father's dementia inspired him to create Rosie, "Hearing reminder messages from familiar voices has been shown to deliver the highest level of medication and task adherence. Rosie's high adoptability by cognitively-challenged patients is due to its ease of use. Rotman serves as COO for SiMPL Technologies.
Bruce Barnet also serves on the board of the Care Giver Resource Network. This nonprofit organization connects personal caregivers and care organizations serving millions of individuals and families needing long-term care.
Join Gary Rotman, Bruce Barnet, and me on Tuesday, November 9, 10 A.M. - 11 A.M. CT US. We will be having a conversation about their remarkable life's journey, Rosie 2.0, and other products that can alleviate the stress of caring for loved ones.