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Teenager's Invention for Alzheimer's Patient Safety

Kenneth Shinozuka's beloved grandfather developed a habit of wandering at night with the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Now 15 years old, teenager Kenneth has developed a sensor device for socks that triggers an alert on a cellphone if pressure is put on the sock.

alzheimer's disease, kenneth shinozuka, dementia, nursing homes, long term care facilities, ltc's, scientific american magazine, science in action, meredith viera showOn the Meredith Viera Show, Kenneth explains how he is testing different enhancements to the device in nursing homes and long term care facilities (LTC's) with patients. He's in Grade 11, an honor student, and has won the "Science in Action" award from Scientific American Magazine. His device may make the lives of thousands of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia patients safer in the community, and give their family members peace of mind. 

 

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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