Margaret Calkins, Expert

Margaret Calkins is president of IDEAS, a research organization specializing in residential designs for an aging society.

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Should I get a personal emergency response system (PERS) for my mom, who has early-stage Alzheimer's? — Oct 17, 2007
No, I'm afraid not. Personal emergency response systems, often called PERS, really aren't suited for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. Given your mom's condition, PERS ...