This video is 3 of 5 for the Caring and Able series featuring Matt Golden and his innovative business “Map Habit”.
In this video, Matt and Dr. Alisa Kauffman talk about the importance of daily stimulation for those with Dementia, and how the Map Habit system work to stave off cognitive decline in our elderly population.
What’s more, Map Habit has integrated analytics to measure and track accountability and performance. Tune in to learn more about Matt Golden and Map Habit!
Alisa: Everyone I’m here with Matt Golden, CEO and co-founder of Map Habit and I would like to get more into the box of activities that’s in front of me. I’ve shown a few – they’re very colorful, so many activities:
- Rubber bands
- Jenga-type blocks
Everything’s colorful and very stimulating. I mean, I want to open it and play with it! These are just fantastic activities that are necessary for dementia patients and those with Alzheimer’s disease.
You need to keep them busy, you need to keep them stimulated, they are happy, the caregivers are the frustrated ones, they don’t know what to do to make them happy, they’re happy, but they’re unstimulated.
Watching TV is the worst thing that you could do. If you’re a caregiver, with the person that you are taking care of, these activities are fantastic.
How Does This Work?
Matt: Yeah, so you’ll get a weekly email once you become a Map Habit customer and it’ll give you a heads up as to what you should take out of the box for that week. And then on a daily basis, you will have what are called these visual maps so if you’ll get a push notification on your phone, it’ll show you the specific activities so that balls, those balls, for example, will tell you, maybe there are five steps associated with it.
Which is, you know, take out the ball, try to throw it up with your, your dominant hand and your non-dominant hand and then tell me a story about how you use the ball when you were, you know, younger, So something that’s thought-provoking that will really help engage in dialogue between the individual and the one that’s supporting them. So it really is two-faceted where you have the kids but it really does simulate these kinds of thoughts, and you’re able to do it without having any instruction you don’t need any training, and it’s just ready for you.
How Do I Know Caregivers Are Using It?
Alisa: If I bought this kit for my family member, can I check to see if that the caregivers are actually using it?
Matt: Yeah, that’s the best part and that’s what the family members loved the most, you know some of the issues in the environment we have today is there’s constantly a struggle as to what is being actually engaged with my loved one while so I’m paying someone to be there so you can absolutely see when they open as if they’ve skipped it or fi
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