New Apps for People with Alzheimers and Dementia
Over 5 million Americans and up to 24 million people globally have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, the following apps are designed to help patients, caregivers and family members lead more productive and higher quality lives. With access to the technology, people have fewer problems with mental health, including conditions such as depression, anxiety, or stress.
Below are further details about the above-listed apps.
The creators of the MindMate App did so with the intention of assisting caregivers who cared for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. The MindMate App can direct users toward a comprehensive, holistic lifestyle shift - one that mitigates some of the impacts of cognitive decline.
Therefore, the app fuses brain games, good eating, regular exercise, and social engagement so users feel happier and more independent. Over 1 million people worldwide rely on MindMate for mental exercises, training plans, and recipes presently.
The cognitive abilities that Lumosity focuses on include Memory, Processing Speed, Problem Solving, and more. The program transforms lab exercises into enjoyable games and activities. It analyzes the user scores to provide insightful feedback and a helpful understanding of their cognitive processes. Since every brain is unique, Lumosity's software adapts to the strengths and limitations of each user.
MOJO (Moments of Joy) is designed for families who are caring for a loved one who has dementia or Alzhiemer’s. It is a ground-breaking program and online support network that links everyone involved, starting with the grandkids.
The software allows you to set up a family profile, find innovative resources for managing medical care, and come up with creative ways to find joy even in trying circumstances. The Medication Manager tool offers real-time reminders, missed medication warnings, and prescription renewal prompts. You can also access a consumption record that you can share through your family network.
4. Train Your Brain
This software was created with seniors in mind - offering a full library of games that are entertaining as well as cognitively helpful. Games test the user's short- and long-term memory recall abilities. Both traditional games, like Matching Pairs, and more avant-garde games are included on the app.
AmuseIT has approximately 1,000 straightforward quiz questions with a significant visual element.
The software therefore stimulates memory and thinking. It is also simple to use - a boon for anyone who is not used to technology. The app also helps caregivers and Alzheimer patients connect.
It blends lovely images with quizzes on a wide range of topics so that everyone who uses it will find something that is interesting to them.
Contact Us for Help
Contact Northwest Ergonomics & Wellness if you are experiencing a loss of movement, hearing, sight, or any other disability that technology may be able to assuage. You won't know what is possible until you contact the experts. We have a dedicated team of assistive technology specialists who really care about our clients and go the extra mile to find them solutions to keep them productive and happy. You can fill out a form on the contact page, or call us at 206-707-8380.