UC Davis Health: $4 million grant to UC Davis and Drexel tests online tool for caregivers of individuals with dementia

UC Davis Health: $4 million grant to UC Davis and Drexel tests online tool for caregivers of individuals with dementia. “Agitation and aggression are just a few of the behavioral and psychological symptoms that people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders – and their caregivers — can have difficulty understanding and managing. But an easy-to-use online platform, called WeCareAdvisor, aims to bridge the information gap for caregivers, who are typically family members. The tool educates caregivers about dementia and provides daily tips for managing stress. It also offers a systematic approach for describing, investigating, creating and evaluating strategies, known as the DICE approach.”

ZDNet: AI tech uncovers social media footprint red flags to enable smarter hires

ZDNet: AI tech uncovers social media footprint red flags to enable smarter hires. “Berkeley, CA-based AI start-up Predictim’s AI technology can track a person’s digital footprint (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to gain a better understanding of a caregiver’s personality and discover concerns which are missed by other tools and apps. By reviewing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts, the AI technology can analyze a person’s personality characteristics, identify potential areas of compatibility as well as possible concern to help people make informed decisions.”

KTVZ: New free resource for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers

KTVZ: New free resource for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers. “Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be a challenge, but AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association have announced an enhanced online tool to make it easier to find information and resources. The Alzheimer’s Association and AARP announced they are joining forces to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting families with local resources to help address concerns and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging.”

EurkeAlert: Facebook app offers opportunity to help unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers via friendsourcing

EurekAlert: Facebook app offers opportunity to help unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers via friendsourcing. “The app was developed as part of an investigation of a peer support group intervention in which emotional and informational issues that arose in the support group were pushed to the caregiver’s Facebook friends as questions. The Facebook friends then had the opportunity to enlist as a member of a support network by answering the support group questions. Researchers said that when those emotional and informational questions were answered, the caregivers experienced a feeling of increased support.”