Technology to Support Family Caregivers

Devices such as GPS-enabled smartwatches and motion-detecting webcams are being used by increasing numbers of caregivers who want to take additional precautions to protect their loved ones when they are unable to be present or give them undivided attention. This talk (presented by Dr. Margaret McLaughlin, Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar) will focus on family caregiver use of communication technology to cope with threats to the safety of persons living with a degenerative major neurocognitive disorder including Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body dementia, and Frontotemporal dementia. Results will be presented from a survey of 230 unpaid family caregivers.

Speaker(s): Dr. Margaret McLaughlin
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 at 3:30pm until 4:30pm on Thursday, Dec 5, 2019
COM, 640 Commonwealth Ave. (209)
Open to General Public
Admission is free
Communication Research Center
Boston University