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Medical alert companies review
Elder care experts agree: The best medical alert system offers reliable equipment, transparent pricing and help at the push of a button. After tracking down all 27 nationwide providers, scored them on service, transparency and breadth of equipment.

On paper, most medical alert companies look identical — the exact same products at very similar price points. considered the following factors in chosing the top three nationwide providers (regional providers were not evaluated): customer service, standalone alert service (not offered as an add on to other security offerings), upfront pricing, easy ordering, simple setup, equipment quality, comfort of wearables, and finally response time and professionalism.

“Our three top picks left us confident our loved ones would be in good hands,” says the report from An additional six services are listed as additional options.

To read the reviews and link to the nine top-ranked medical alert companies, visit


Dementia App: Brain U Online

Dubbed “the defining disease of the baby boomer generation,” dementia affects more than 60 million people worldwide. In the United States alone, that number is expected to triple in the next 10 to 20 years, as more than 75 million baby boomers continue to age and live longer. According to the World Health Organization, someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds.

An intervention program for aging brain health developed by SMART Brain Aging, Inc., is now available through online subscription as Brain U Online and as the iOS app Brain U Lite. Brain U Online and Brain U Lite are the world’s first scientifically supported programs developed specifically for aging adults and those with early-stage dementia.

Developed by geriatric clinical neuropsychologist and researcher Dr. John DenBoer, Brain U Online features more than 20,000 exercises focused on processing speed, executive functioning, speech and language, memory and attention, and concentration, while Brain U Lite puts a collection of hundreds of exercises at your fingertips and is designed to be used “on the go” during or immediately after physical exercise when cognitive exercise has proven especially effective.

For more information, visit or download the app Brain U Lite from the App Store.

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