Seniors with dementia are not only at a higher risk for the virus, but at a higher risk for lonliness, isolation, and depression, while their family members are at a loss of how to engage meaningfully. Gem is a tool that allows caregivers to learn cognifitive therapies to do with seniors with dementia - via teletherapy. Activites are designed to utilize scientifically proven methods for reducing dementia decline while also fostering companionship and resillience for all parties involved.
Taylor is a true believer in cross-disciplinary research and collaboration. She worked at Harvard’s Wyss Institute designing textile-based, lower-extremity exosuits alongside a team of engineers, clinicians and designers. She also spent a summer as a grant student at NASA, re-designing intravehicular activity (IVA) apparel for astronauts on long-duration missions to Mars, as well as engineering a cooling device for ballistic vests worn by NASA security personnel.more