San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 29, 2012
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ today announced that Charles L. Gebhardt, III, President & CEO, Gebhardt Aviation Consulting, Green Valley, Arizona was appointed to the company’s board of directors.
As an Engineer and Experimental Test Pilot Mr. Gebhardt works with and is very familiar with a complex array of computer systems and their operations ranging from basic systems to extremely complex systems of all types of highly sophisticated aircraft both military and commercial. The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ is a state-of-the-art computer system that is part of an even more complex computer platform and delivery system. Mr. Gebhardt’ s expertise in this particular realm of technology will be of enormous benefit to The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ and therefore by extension to the many aspects of care related to Alzheimer’s disease, said Tom Elin, chairman of LightBridge Healthcare Research.
Mr. Gebhardt is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Engineering Sciences; Seattle University with a MBA; and the USAF Aerospace Research (Test) Pilot School. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Currently,
Mr. Gebhardt’ s computer and overall systems expertise will enable him to consult and oversee the technical and operating features of the Knowledge Base, The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ including its subscription service modules or mobile apps.
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ Knowledge Base content covers the entire spectrum of Alzheimer’s care material that is presented in the form of Program Based Learning presenting the teaching points of the material through the combination of 380,000 words of 1560 Translated Text sections and 50 hours Translated Voiceover sections, 850 photographs each of which depicts a specific teaching point, 88 videos averaging 1 minute in length, as with the photos each video also depicts a specific teaching point that involves things such as caregiver/patient interactions, a variety of patient behavioral issues and the like. In addition to the above, the content of our KB consists of 68 quizzes to enhance the program based learning for the caregiver.
The entire The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ is inside a vast computer system with a highly refined delivery system. Fundamentally, the Knowledge Base is a large searchable database making the entirety of The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ interactive. The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ is laid out in pieces allowing the caregiver to jump from place to place, back and forth as the case may be. This means the caregiver is not required to start at the beginning and read, watch or listen all the way through the 100 hours of material to the end.
The innovation of The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ is that it incorporates a peer-review system for translation of Alzheimer’s care research into an easily understood and well-designed program and training materials including strategies and techniques for hands on caregiving. Our program is delivered in an interactive audio/visual media format that utilizes websites, mobile websites, mobile handheld devices and mobile applications. It also uses adult education and computer based training methods that are helpful and accessible to the widest variety of caregivers worldwide. This therefore directly addresses the enormous gap between the research scientist and the hands on caregiver.