Caregiving is not easy. Help is on the way.
Enroll today in this free dementia care technology program funded by the National Institute on Aging.
Caregiver learns daily activity patterns and can warn caregivers, family members and friends about incidents of concern and potential hazards including falls, water leaks, and wandering.
The system is designed to work without making significant demands on a caregivers' time and energy, and doesn't use video cameras to preserve privacy.
The 2-year research project is seeking over 300 caregivers for persons with dementia or mild cognitive impairment. Participants will receive the People Power Caregiver system, which consists of devices and sensors that connect with a smartphone app.
Installation help will be provided to those who qualify.
It Can Help
The People Power Caregiver Research Pack offers a sense of community, security, and resources to enhance caregiver knowledge and preparedness.
Receive mobile alerts if something appears to be wrong:
Know if someone wandered away from home
Know if they have experienced a fall
Know if their bathroom visit frequency changes
Track the current activities of occupants:
Know if and when the front door opened
Know which room in the home an occupant visited
Know when medication was accessed
Better understand rest and sleep patterns:
Know what time they went to bed and got up
Know if someone leaves the bedroom at night
Track sleep history for improved health insights
Enable support from family and friends:
Add specific people to receive alerts
Create and delegate helpful tasks to others
Coordinate family and friends to stay in contact
Participate in a caregiving community:
Receive advice from online caregivers
Access useful online resources, videos and more
Coordinate in-person meetings with fellow caregivers
Improve safety at home:
Call for help with the wirelessly connected button
Help prevent falls at night with nightlights
Know immediately of a water leak or clogged toilet
To participate, you must be a spousal or family caregiver living with a person who has received a diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment. You will need a smartphone – Apple or Android.
As a research participant, you will complete a set of questionnaires at the start of the study and again every three months. In order to evaluate how helpful People Power Caregiver is, some participants will be randomly selected to initially not have a fully functional system.
All participants will be provided with the People Power Caregiver Research Pack at no cost and will receive a payment of $25 each time they complete a questionnaire.
Let us help you.
The goal of this research project is to alleviate caregiver anxiety and depression by helping caregivers feel less worried and isolated. The Caregiver Research Pack offers a sense of community, security, and resources to enhance caregiver knowledge and preparedness. If we can increase a caregivers' well-being, we can help improve quality of life and maximize your ability to provide high-quality care.
The National Institute on Aging funds this research and you may be eligible to participate at absolutely no cost.
The heart of the solution is the People Power Caregiver Research app. Available for Apple and Android smartphones, this mobile app adapts and expands to serve the current and growing needs of caregivers and those in need of care.
The easy-to-use app connects to and integrates with the wirelessly connected sensors of the Caregiver Research Pack and the service. It helps understand the real-time and historic activities in the home, distributes alerts, connects with a Trusted Circle™ of family and friends, and much more.
This hardware bundle of devices is designed to provide in-home safety and critical insights that assist in caregiving efforts.
Connects the system and devices to the internet
The Caregiver Research Pack Includes:
Detects falls in real time and immediately sends an alert to the caregiver
Detect and learn peoples' movements in the home
Monitor doors, medicine cabinets, and more
For system control and emergency notifications
Detects water leaks and flooding in the home
For added safety and security in the home at night
People Power and U.C. Berkeley
We are leading a Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) grant from the National Institute on Aging to address key issues related to caregiving for persons with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. All user data for this research project are protected through encryption and will be de-identified to protect participant anonymity in all reports and research publications.
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