About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
2448 E 81st St #3000, Tulsa, OK 74137
Jacob Guinan firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners with ABLE Tech:
- Device Demonstration Program
- Daily Living
- Learning, Cognition, and Development
- Recreational, Sports, and Leisure
- Seating, Positioning, and Mobility
- Speech Communication
Partner Success Story
The Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter works with families caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients to help them with disease education, resources, and referrals. The Alzheimer’s Association partners with ABLE Tech to help caregivers access and acquire assistive technology (AT) when caring for loved ones. One of the pieces often demonstrated is the Busy Board. This board is a 12” by 12” piece of painted plywood with locks, zippers, handles, fasteners, etc., attached. The Busy Board keeps hands busy and is a perfect solution because it engages individuals with Alzheimer’s appropriately occupied and prevents them from taking things apart, like the remote control.
For an Eagle Scout project, one high school student, Alex, completed 20 Busy Boards for the Alzheimer’s Association. He wanted to honor Diane Irene Di Mascio, his grandmother, who lives with the disease while also bringing joy to others. The Busy Boards are now in memory care facilities around the Oklahoma City area. Residents have enjoyed using the boards!