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Can new technology allow you to remotely monitor the care of your loved one who is happily aging in place? An only Dating ads for seniors found in a florida newspaper from upstate New York, D'Eramo was worried, especially about his year-old father, who has Alzheimer's disease.

Were Mom and Dad eating often enough? When his father went out for short drives, was he getting home safely? But D'Eramo has found peace of mind in a sleek system called Lively. It has six sensors that D'Eramo has placed on his parents' pillboxes, the refrigerator, the microwave, the bathroom door and his father's key chain. Now he logs onto a website to check their activity, captured via cellular connection, and remotely monitors their medication.

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He sees the number of times Mom opens the refrigerator, and when Dad goes into the bathroom or heads out the door. The company can alert D'Eramo by text, email, Web or phone if something is out of the ordinary.

A dazzling array of new technology is giving older people more confidence in their ability to live alone, and it's helping many families avoid the wrenching decision to move an aging parent from his or her home to a nursing facility. There are devices to track medication and Alzheimer's wandering, activity — or inactivity — in the house, falls and real-time health information.

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With mobile push-button personal emergency response systems, called PERS, and GPS location tracking, you can monitor parents or aging friends at home, or while they play golf or go on long walks. Katy Fike, an engineer and gerontologist, has met with "over a thousand entrepreneurs from around the world" since cofounding Aging2.

The San Francisco-based business advises start-ups in the aging and boomer fields. Fike is seeing a lot of what she calls "connected independence" technologies, which include activity sensors that give adult children insight into their parents' daily activities and tools that let family caregivers be part of doctors' appointments remotely. Bek-gran is one of the 40 percent of U. With more than 4 in 10 U.

And just wait for the deluge of boomers who will need care. In some cases, the tracking devices are becoming cool.

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