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An Easy Music Player and Radio for People with Dementia and Beyond!

A few weeks ago I was tasked to find a simple music player for an individual with dementia.  My search lead me to two wonderful devices that may work for her and many other people. Simple Music Player This device allows the user to stop and start music simply by lifting/lowering a switch.  Music tracks can also be […]

Medical Alert Buttons You Can Use Anywhere with NO Monthly Charges!

Emergency medical alert systems give individuals independence and a sense of security by providing a gateway to help if the need ever arises. Many people with disabilities and those experiencing the effects of aging use emergency medical alerting systems everyday so they can live the life they want to while taking responsibility for their own […]

Get the News in ASL!

According to Venkat Rao’s Assistive Technology Blog, one I read often, a Texas man is providing a great service to people who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL).  Alex Abenchuchan from Austin hosts The Daily Moth YouTube Channel where he provides “trending stories and Deaf topics with a twist of humor and Deaf culture,” all signed in ASL.  The […]

Mandan Seminar and Health Fair a Great Success!

The Christ the King Parish in Mandan, ND hosted an End of Life Seminar and Health Fair on April 16th. Nearly 150 people attended the event to learn about end of life topics along with the variety health services available. The seminar hosted speakers from the Diocese of Bismarck, CHI St. Alexius Health, Christ the […]

The Assistive Technology Benefits of Bluetooth Stereo Headsets

Last year I purchased an LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo Headset for myself, so I would not be tethered to my phone when talking on calls, listening to audio books, and music. Since that day, I have discovered some great assistive technology benefits that may help people with brain injury, memory and attention issues, autism, hearing loss, and […]

IPAT in the News: Be Magazine learns about AT Services

Recently Be Magazine interviewed IPAT staff from the Bismarck office to learn more about the services IPAT provides North Dakotans with disabilities and those experiencing the effects of aging. Check out the great article Be Magazine journalist Tina Ding wrote about IPAT – we could not have said it better ourselves! Gadgets and gizmos: IPAT […]

Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts. From 69-year-old NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. to 84-year-old actress Rita Moreno to 83-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who took her […]

Medication Management: Where to Start to Keep a Loved One Safe

The path to successful medication management (MM) can be hard if you do not know the questions to ask or the assistive technology (AT) available.  We have been helping people at IPAT for many years in the area of medication management and below are some of the questions we ask and the AT solutions that might work.  If you are having […]

Losing “Stuff”? Find it With Tile!

Have something that always seems to disappear – keys, phone, purse, remote control?  Fear no more, Tile is here! Tile is a Bluetooth piece of technology that will assist you in finding your lost items in seconds. Just attach it to your elusive item and track it via the Tile app (Apple or Android). This is […]

Donors’ Dollars Making a Difference

Thanks to our generous donors, seven North Dakota residents have already received assistive technology (AT) awards through Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P)! The first round of P4P 2016 applications was reviewed in March, and recipients from Rolette to Sargent and Morton to Grand Forks counties were awarded AT funding. They ranged in age from 30 years […]


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