First communication app to put people with Dementia back in control
Glasgow, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 20 March 2013
Recogneyes Choices has been in development for over a year, and is based on both established and cutting edge research by experts in the UK, Australia and the US to meet the specific needs of people living with Dementia.
The app displays images in a clear way to allow choices to be selected, stored and shared. Categories cover everyday needs such as food, clothing and objects, as well as offering categories for Pain and Medical for faster communication about urgent needs.
With over 800,000 people diagnosed with the disease in the UK the app fills a gap in a growing market by providing a simple interface to both improve communication and a increase a sense of control for sufferers and carers.
A large percentage of people with Dementia are cared for at home by multiple family members and visiting carers. The ability to access profile information from any device with an internet connection means that choices can be easily shared with other carers and medical staff.
A Pro Edition of the app has been designed with Care Homes in mind and aims to create a more efficient and comprehensive intake process, allowing patients to choose their likes and dislikes for all staff to access. The system will also make it easier for residents with Dementia to make daily decisions about meals and activities, keeping them more involved in their care and increasing a sense of independence.
There is even a Word Training module built in to the app, which is designed to help with memory retention of the names of everyday objects when used daily.
Although designed with Dementia patients in mind, the app also has potential uses for anyone with speech difficulties such as those who have suffered a stroke.
The Pro Edition of the app is being launched to the care sector at the Care Show in Bournemouth and the public are invited to sign up for a free Personal Edition trial at http://www.recogneyes.co.uk/app