Technology June 22, 2022
Top 5 Apps for People with Alzheimer
Alzheimer is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s and worldwide is estimated to be as high as 24 million.
There are plenty of great apps out there to help raise awareness and support those affected by the disease. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, but these apps aim at supporting the patients, family members and caregivers too.
Train your Brain
The app has been specifically designed with seniors in mind and has a complete collection of games that will help develop memory skills while having fun. Within this app you will find different games to test the user’s capacity of retention and memory in the short and long term. The game includes classic games like matching pairs and more innovative games.
The MindMate App’s was developed by three young adults aiming to support other caregivers like themselves. Combining brain games, healthy nutrition, regular exercise and social interaction, the MindMate App can guide its users towards a multifaceted, holistic lifestyle change that may help curtail some of the effects of cognitive decline. Today, MindMate is trusted by over 1 million people worldwide for mental exercises, workout routines and recipes.
Lumosity targets cognitive skills like Memory, Processing Speed, Problem Solving and more. The app takes tasks from the lab and turns them into fun games. It interprets the users scores to offer actionable feedback and rich insights into their cognition. Lumosity knows that all brains are different, and their program adapts to every users unique strengths and weaknesses.
MOJO (Moments of Joy) is for families who support a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy body or any other dementia. It is a revolutionary online support system and app connecting everyone involved from the grandkids up. The app helps you create your family profile and discover clever tools to help manage medical treatment, and imaginative features to unlock moments of joy, even in difficult situations. The Medication Manager feature helps the user with real time reminders, missed medication alerts, prescription renewal prompts and consumption register that can be shared across the family network.
AmuseIT contains over 1000 simple quiz questions with a strong visual component. In addition to facilitating connection between Alzheimer patients and caregivers who use the app, AmuseIT stimulates memory and reasoning and is easy to use, even for those intimidated by technology. It combines beautiful pictures and quizzes on a wide variety of subjects so there’s something of interest for all users.
What other apps do you find helpful for Alzheimer’s awareness and support?
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