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Alzheimer’s and Technology

Technology is not just about safety, but also about independence and quality of life.

Alzheimer’s and Technology

It’s something we all worry about as our parents age – are they safe, are they happy, is their quality of life satisfactory?  But when your parent has Alzheimer’s (the most common cause of dementia), concerns become more acute, and depending on the level of the disease, can also turn into a full-time caregiving job.  Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s at this time, there are many advances in technology that have improved the quality of life and safety of people with Alzheimer’s

Tech can improve quality of life.  Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning (thinking, reasoning, and remembering).  Imagine the frustration of wanting to watch a favorite TV program or simply listen to the radio and not being able to.  Virtual assistants can help.  If the client is able to perfect the use of basic voice commands, then an Alexa or smart remote may simplify use and relieve frustration.  Virtual assistants can also be programmed to give reminders at set times throughout the day (i.e. medication reminders, appointments), taking a little pressure off the caregiver.

Remote Monitoring.  There are so many options today when considering how to best protect our loved ones.  From camera installations to motion detectors to door sensors, all areas of a home can be set to be monitored remotely.   We now have the ability to help monitor the safety of our parents from across the country or from our office across town if needed.  Did your dad leave all the lights on, turn the thermostat up to 90 degrees, or forget to turn off an appliance?  With smart home technology, this can all be accessed off site and adjusted immediately.

Technology is not just about safety, but also about independence and quality of life, allowing people with Alzheimer’s the ability to stay comfortably in their own homes for longer (aging in place).  And, when it comes down to it, that’s all we really want for our parents – as much comfort and ease as they gave us growing up.

Our Homes Can Care for Us

Home Automation Can Help Your Home Care for You

Our Homes Can Care for Us

Our homes need constant attention to keep them looking their best and to keep the environment we live in healthy.  We clean, paint, landscape, and decorate.  The maintenance for most homes is fairly constant – if isn’t one thing, it’s another.  But have you ever thought about how your home can take care of you?  With technology and home automation, there are now many ways that our homes can do just that.

Wellness is an ongoing hot topic, and the technology industry is no different.  At Echo Workshop we offer air and water purification systems from Pure365 and Bluewater to help eliminate allergens and toxins.  Whether you’re looking for a single room or a whole-home solution, Echo Workshop has the technology to help keep you and your family healthy. 

Have you been feeling tired lately?  Perhaps you can’t sleep through the night.  Echo Workshop has partnered with companies like Savant Systems and Lutron Electronics to simulate your circadian rhythm.  We spend more and more time indoors and to keep our bodies and minds in balance, we not only crave the outdoors, but truly need it.  By simulating the sun’s natural path through automated lighting, many sleep issues can be eliminated, mood disorders improved, and, as an added benefit, people often find themselves with far more energy.   

I think most of us can admit that over the past couple of years we have learned that we like being at home, and our homes don’t just provide sanctuary, they can provide us with a lot of fun.  Have you been thinking about turning an extra room into a theater, or perhaps adding audio and video features outdoors?  Echo Workshop has the newest technology available from Samsung, Sony, Sonos, Revel, and Sonance, to take your family’s fun to the next level.

Home automation helps make our lives just a little easier.  With a smart home system that will monitor your security, improve your living environment, adjust shades, lights, and your thermostat, and allow you to enjoy whole-home audio and video, our homes truly can take care of us.  Let Echo Workshop help your home take care of you.

Business Chic: Inspire Productivity with Automation and Interior Design

Help Your Clients Innovate with Smart Lighting, Automatic Shades, and More

Business Chic: Inspire Productivity with Automation and Interior Design

If you're an interior designer, you know that designing a room isn't just about making it look good. It's about combining function and aesthetics for comfort and convenience. So, it should come as no surprise to you that a recent survey conducted by Capital One found a direct connection between workplace design and worker productivity. In this blog, we'll explore how you can use smart technology, including integrated lighting control, automatic shades, and more, to create a productive and efficient interior design. Ready to learn more? Keep reading.