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I'm trying to get my grandma to use a fitness wristband like FitBit so that I can keep track of her calories burnt, heart rate and etc. But I don't know if she'd like the idea. Has anyone tried using a wearable technology for seniors before? Dementia or Alzheimer's patients?

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I'm 62 and i have a Fitbit that i love. But i can't imagine askimg my 92 year old mom to wear one.

There are cheaper ways to track her heartbeat (your cellphone has an app). Trackjng BP and O2 sat are probably more important than steps taken. She might not understand what it was and might experience it as a device that was controlling her.
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Interesting concept. But what would you do if you could collect that data? How would it help you maintain or improve her welfare?

Do you wear one? How has it helped you? Have you shown it to Gram? Been enthusiastic about it?

One way to find out if she'd like the idea is to ask her. Especially if you've talked about yours, you can ask if she thinks it might be a fun thing for her.

I'm 70. I have no dementia. I do have the chronic condition of diabetes. If one of my grandkids offered to give me a FitBit I'd be very grateful, if it really were for me. If any of them wanted to check it daily and then tell me what to do based on the readings, I'd politely but firmly give it back to them.

If you are Gram's caregiver you might have a more legitimate need to monitor some aspects of her health. But before I'd give my blessing, I'd like to here what you are hoping to accomplish.
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Oh my! Don 't be discouraged by palmategma. I think you are very forward thinking to even consider a fit bit to help you understand your loved ones fitness level. But after you determine Gm is fit or not, then what??!! How about taking her for a nice walk on a regular basis. Know that regular is only temporary. Time, it passes.
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Ask her first. The one thing old people want is the right to make decisions about their own body. As a 63 year-old, I would trash it at my first opportunity.
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