Dementia is a neurological disorder that can cause a range of cognitive impairments, including memory loss, difficulty with communication, and difficulty with daily activities. Fortunately, there are a number of computer programs and devices that can help people with dementia manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. GRADIOR is a computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program designed to stimulate and train cognitive functions in people with dementia. This program is easy to use and can help improve memory, communication, and daily activities.
Myhomehelper is an award-winning digital communication and memory aid device specifically designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers. This computer tablet is easy to use, as all its functions are available without the person with dementia having to touch or press anything. Features include a clock with a calendar, a daily and weekly diary, timed and random reminders, video calls with automatic response, photos, instant messaging, news headlines, and talking texts. The function you choose to display at any time is controlled by a secure online control panel.
MindMate is one of the leading apps for healthy aging. Founded by three former caregivers, this multifaceted application allows caregivers and their loved ones to participate together in a variety of activities. For patients with dementia, it includes physical and mental exercises such as puzzles and simple stretches, as well as nutritional advice inspired by the MIND diet. Assistive technology can also help reduce risks and improve the safety of people with dementia.
When set up and programmed by a caregiver, these devices can provide a sense of control and comfort to the person with early or mild dementia and help reduce their feelings of social isolation and boredom.