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A new app to help mild to moderate Dementia sufferers and their care-givers

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Together with the University of Nottingham in the UK, Eumedianet launched an app for people with ... More

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Published 5 Mar 2020

Dementia is part of a group of diseases that effects the way people can think and interact with each other and can be linked to disease and damage to the brain. At any given time it's thought that there are around 50 million people sufferers with 10 million newly diagnosed each year. It's mostly found in the elderly with the initial symptoms being short-term memory loss and with speech and motor skills being affected. Over time it can also affect one's thinking skills, orientation, memory, language, comprehension, calculation, judgement and learning capacity. The most common form of the disease is Alzheimer’s which accounts for between 50% and 60% of sufferers. 

Among the millions who have been affected are comedian Robin Williams, former British PM Margaret Thatcher and civil rights activist Rosa Parks. It's even been suggested by some that current US President Donald J Trump is showing symptoms of early onset dementia. The disease not only affects individuals but also the families and care-givers who are responsible for looking after sufferers. The impairment in cognitive function is commonly accompanied by deterioration in emotional control, social behaviour and motivation. Now the good people at the University of Nottingham in the UK and a company called Eumadianet have developed an easy to use app that can help early onset sufferers. 

Thinkability is a very easy to use new app for both Android and iOS that uses Cognitive Stimulation Therapy to help people in the early stages...