Step One
age 65 - 75

Test your Brain.

Cognitive Health Screening

Is my forgetting normal or early disease?

Start with a Paper & Pencil test and your Voice.

AD8 Paper & Pencil test - Take a 90-second test. Simply answer the questions with yes or no. We then score and email the results back to you.

Now use your voice - Now repeat the same test, this time reading the questions aloud and answering yes or no. See how here.

If your score is not normal, you may have Mild Cognitive Impairment  (MCI) or Early Dementia. We give you an option to find out.

Cookie Theft Test - Just record what you see in the following picture. Take a minute or two and speak clearly. We will analyze your voice and again email you back the results. You should now be classified more specifically as MCI or some form of Alzheimer's disease or Related Dementia (ADRD). Only you will know once your results tests are emailed.

also, Caregivers find value in the service too. They can either take the test themselves or give answers for scoring the Cognitive Status of someone under their care.

Step Two

age 65 -75

Make healthy lifestyle choices.

S.L.E.D.S.S.

stands for Socialization, Learning, Exercise, Diet, Stress, and Sleep.

S.H.I.E.L.D. also is used - Sleep, Handling (stress), Interaction, Exercise, Learning, Diet

Coined by Dr. Rudy Tanzi, a Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Make healthy lifestyle choices, and then go back and retake a Cognitive Test to see how you are doing. Together with family and friends make healthy lifestyle choices, then go back and measure how your cognitive health has improved.

You can also join support groups to learn from their selections. Finally, you can avail yourself of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBTs) to combat stress, anxiety, or depression.

Step Three

age 75 -85

Move from Me to We

Family Harmony Circle

See ElderCare as a Family Story.

Families are stories of inclusion - Communication starts with family harmony. We teach you how to elaborate a kin story that includes and sustains all members, especially your elders. Find your story. If missing create one that harmonizes your entire family and ensures a path of inclusion and understanding.

Start with News

News from the Grandchildren - After creating a Family Circle, use it to send daily family news to Grandma and Grandpa, using the voice of the grandchildren Have the elder hear it as a flash briefing on an Amazon Echo Dot. Try it now, by uploading your voice and text (PDF) files to our voicemail server here.

Family news episodes focus on weaving today's facts and events into a coherent family story. Store past voice recordings on your laptop or pay us to store them in our cloud.

An Assistive Self

Memory Assistance - This is a tool that remembers things. It knows everyone in the Family Circle and helps Mom or Dad with their memory. Here's how: Cloud-stored voice recordings are converted to text and then parsed using AI/ML pattern templates to extract important details like names, dates, and events. The family or voice stream analyst iteratively curates the resulting voice dictionary. The elder can then ask the name of a grandchild, and remember their birthday, as often as desired. We use popular, inexpensive voice assistants to keep everyone in the loop.

Caregivers find value in the service too. They can ask for the history of those under their care. Or they can engage with members of the Family Circle for advice and guidance.

Step Four

age > 85

Understand Elder words

Translator

Use voice with Artificial Intelligence to understand utterances of those finding it harder and harder to communicate.

End the confusion, frustration, and anxiety of being misunderstood. Our Parrots give elders feedback, and assurance that what they are saying can be understood.  The magic comes from sophisticated Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing algorithms, and contextual sensors that can pinpoint intent.

Be patient. The magic does not happen in a black box. It initially requires corrective iterations that can only be made by those closest to the elder: family and friends. Voice stream analysis is patient, compassionate work that keys off your understanding of emotional forms of communication that remain until death even when suffering from Alzheimer's. However, once done even for a few words, confidence emerges on both the elder and the listener's side. The accomplishment then propels all onward to understanding utterances for things basic to the activities of daily living. Only at this point, can a so-created "elder voice dictionary" be amplified with Artificial Intelligence and joined with voice patterns recognized in other seniors, to infer progressively more.

There's also something for the caregivers. In addition to being translators, Smart Parrots can also listen to voice sounds for biomarkers that alert the clan to medical conditions. And if desired, relatives can turn the Smart Parrot towards themselves to infer the probability of inheriting AD.

It all starts with Trust.

Translator

Use voice with Artificial Intelligence to understand utterances of those finding it harder and harder to communicate.

End the confusion, frustration, and anxiety of being misunderstood. Our Parrots give elders feedback, and assurance that what they are saying can be understood.  The magic comes from sophisticated Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing algorithms, and contextual sensors that can pinpoint intent.

Be patient. The magic does not happen in a black box. It initially requires corrective iterations that can only be made by those closest to the elder: family and friends. Voice stream analysis is patient, compassionate work that keys off your understanding of emotional forms of communication that remain until death even when suffering from Alzheimer's. However, once done even for a few words, confidence emerges on both the elder and the listener's side. The accomplishment then propels all onward to understanding utterances for things basic to the activities of daily living. Only at this point, can a so-created "elder voice dictionary" be amplified with Artificial Intelligence and joined with voice patterns recognized in other seniors, to infer progressively more.

There's also something for the caregivers. In addition to being translators, Smart Parrots can also listen to voice sounds for biomarkers that alert the clan to medical conditions. And if desired, relatives can turn the Smart Parrot towards themselves to infer the probability of inheriting AD.

It all starts with Trust.

Next Steps...

Learn how our Parrots work with Sundowning in this brief video.