Dementia Related Technology | August 2018

Kansas City
Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 8:30 AM (CDT)

Kansas City

Join other KC aging experts, advocates and innovators for our monthly Innovation in Aging event. Each month Aging2.0 Kansas City presents speakers covering topics related to aging and innovation followed by in-depth discussion.

Our first speaker will be Kristi Williams, E. Jean Hill Professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.

FamTechCare is an NIH-supported research study testing the use of telehealth technology designed to help family caregivers manage challenging everyday situations associated with dementia care. Short videos, that caregivers create at home, are securely uploaded over the internet and reviewed by a panel of experts who provide recommendations to improve care.

  • Learn about how FamTechCare telehealth technology works to support families living with dementia at home.
  • Understand the barriers and facilitators to use of this in-home technology.
  • Evaluate preliminary findings about the acceptability of FamTechCare and its effects on caregivers and the family member they care for.

Our second speakers will be Adam Sobol, Founder and CEO, and Andy Rapoport, Research Manager, of CareBand.

CareBand, strives to reduce death and injuries due to dementia-related wandering, while enhancing the quality of life for those living with dementia through proactive technology. CareBand provides indoor and outdoor location monitoring without using Wi-Fi or cellular data, as well as caregiver call functionality.

  • Learn the facts around dementia-related wandering
  • Hear the story about how CareBand came to be
  • Discover how CareBand addresses these challenges, including monitoring and behavior analysis
  • Learn how this compares to existing technology and what the future might hold

Keynote Speakers

  • Kristi Williams

    Kristi Williams

    University of Kansas School of Nursing

    E. Jean Hill Professor

    See Bio
  • Adam Sobol

    Adam Sobol


    Founder and CEO

    See Bio
  • Andy Rapoport

    Andy Rapoport


    Research Manager

    See Bio


Thursday, Aug 30
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)


8880 Ward Parkway - First Floor (downstairs) Kansas City64114


  • Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Aging2.0 Kansas City Chapter


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