Together with the University of Nottingham in the UK, Eumedianet launched an app for people with ... More
Together with the University of Nottingham in the UK, Eumedianet launched an app for people with dementia.
The app has 21 activities for people with mild to moderate dementia. These are designed to stimulate conversation and to reactivate the brain, using sound, video, images and games.
The app is not made with the intention of making a big profit, but more covering the cost with a small one-off fee that we want to try to keep as low as possible. A part of the profit, if we make any, will go to the University of Nottingham for further research in the field of dementia.
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This app is made as part of the European Induct project, see this project website, and developed in cooperation with ESR Harleen Rai. Harleen is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellow working for INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology). For her PhD, she developed this interactive touch screen tablet version of CST (Cognitive Stimulation Therapy) which can be used for people with dementia and their carers. She was supervised by Professor Martin Orrell and Professor Justine Schneider at the University of Nottingham Harleen has obtained her BSc. in Psychology and MSc. in Neuropsychology VU University , Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Last updated 5 Mar 2020
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...