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Today we’re teaming up with one the world’s leading dementia experts to unveil our exclusive research which reveals the UK ‘sandwich generations’ fears for their vulnerable parents. With over a third of adults in the UK having a parent who lives alone, anxiety levels are reaching an all-time high between those stretched between caring for children and vulnerable or aging parents. Such is the issue that our research has revealed that three in five UK adults over 40 contact their parents at least once a day, with one in five making contact more than three times a day just to make sure they’re ok.
Today we’re working with Professor June Andrews OBE, a world renowned dementia expert, who originally trained as a nurse, and is credited with having transformed the landscape for dementia care in the UK, to launch the findings which also reveals almost a fifth (17%) of people feel they are intruding on their parents’ independence by constantly checking up on them.
Professor Andrews will be talking to the media today about this research and how the use of innovative technology like the CPR Guardian Watch & App can help give families peace of mind. This research comes at a time when UK dementia numbers are due to rise to more than 1 million by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. Seeing the people who have brought you up lose their independence is never easy and our research underlines the issues we are facing as an aging population.
Almost a quarter (23%) of those questioned revealed they would invest in technology if it meant their parents could be more independent, our mission is to create smart, wearable technology which helps ease the burden on the caring generation and encourage continued independence for aging parents, especially when there are concerns around early onset dementia and other debilitating conditions which can increase the likelihood of wandering and trips and falls.
The research shows that three in five adults over 40 (60%) don’t want their parents put into a care home so that they can retain their independence. Our CPR Guardian Watch & App is designed to help keep the aging population independent for longer and give peace of mind to their families, so it is providing a real solution for both generations.
And with one in five of people in the UK saying that their main concern is about their vulnerable or aging loved one having a fall, we would really encourage people to try the technology that is available today as it can have a real impact on peace of mind and independence. Keep your eyes and ears peeled in the media to learn more from Professor Andrew about the positive impact wearable technologies like CPR Guardian can have for both generations.
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