Eatwell is a Indiegogo project that is astoundingly interesting; a set of dishware specifically created for those with cognitive impairment, based on research and studies about appetite and interest.
My grandmother had dementia before she died and one of the hardest things to deal with was her lack of appetite towards the end, especially given its direct correlation to her lack of strength and inability to fight off infections. My mother was her caregiver for a long time and works in Chicago Public Schools working with cognitively impaired high school students.
Perhaps I will discuss this solution with her and update this post with her views soon. In the meantime, consider backing the campaign.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.