Memory apps and lighting ‘as important as drugs’

 

Dementia: Memory apps and lighting ‘as important as drugs’

“People with dementia in Liverpool have been helping develop new technologies for the condition.

They have helped create and test memory-aiding apps as well as trying out artificial lighting to mimic changes in natural light, something one patient said could be “as big a part in treatment as medication”.

The Innovate Dementia project is a collaboration between dementia patients, the private sector, Liverpool John Moores University and Mersey Care NHS Trust.

It uses a ‘living lab’ approach, which allows people with dementia to discuss the issues facing them with academics and businesses, who then build technologies tailored to their needs.

People can then test the technology at home, in hospital or in their care home and give feedback.”

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