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App: Alzheimer's & Other Dementias Daily Companion

Your On-the-Go Guide for Dementia Care Advice

How do you deal with a mother who is always accusing you of stealing from her?

That’s a common question asked by many sons and daughters caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The accusation scenario could just as easily be replaced with: who won’t eat her food, who refuses to shower, who hides her underwear in my purse, who curses at me, who urinates in the bedroom floor vent, or who doesn’t recognize me.

While the situation at hand may differ from day to day and from person to person, the core question remains:

How do I deal?

An App Designed to Help You Deal

We created the Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Companion App as a pocket guide to help get you through all the dementia care situations you likely never dreamed you’d have to face.

You can download this free app now so when you have a question about the best way to handle a situation, you’ll have quick, helpful tips from experts and other caregivers instantly at your fingertips.

App Overview & Features

The Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Companion is a mobile app available for download at no cost in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It offers immediate advice with close to 500 searchable tips and practical solutions to help deal with behaviors and situations related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Features include:

  • 25 topic categories containing close to 500 searchable pieces of advice from experts and other caregivers regarding:
    • Behaviors and situations
    • Emotional support
    • Helpful resources
  • “Ask a Question” submission form if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for
  • Functionality to share advice from your own experience for the benefit of other caregivers
  • A built-in rating system for users to provide feedback on each tip so caregivers benefit from others’ insight and evaluation of the advice
  • 24-hour caregiving assistance available via a toll-free phone number or email submission
  • Access to free Alzheimer’s and other dementias caregiver resources and training materials
  • Ability to access all of the solutions and tips without Internet connectivity

A Companion to Confidence to Care

This app serves as an on-the-go companion piece to the book Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home. The book combines personal stories with the same practical tips available through the app to help you confidently deal with the most common issues associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Thoughts and stories from others

  1. April 26, 2016 at 02:46 pm
    Posted by Mylinda Coon

    My brother died last August 2015. He was a severe diabetic and lived with my mother. Ever since then my mother has been seeing my dad, her mom and various other family members, who has been dead for many years. She has been cooking large meals for them and then realizes there is no one there but herself. Very depressing. Is this a form of Dementia, Alzheimers or what. I live 2-3 hours away and just do not know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. February 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm
    Posted by tom zick

    I will be attending a startup event that focuses on software, app, and web development. I am interested in feed back to understand what type of an app, would help a patient during an episode where they are disoriented. I see apps for the caregiver and apps used to locate a patient, but nothing yet that is designed to tell a patient basic info that will help them, such as their name, phone number, address, spouse or loved one. I see that notes or an app would not be of much if one can't remember to use it. I am thinking and audible message help button. Thoughts please?
  3. February 25, 2016 at 01:36 am
    Posted by New Apps Help Caregivers Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse Online - Institute on Aging Blog

    [...] Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Companion is an app that offers expert tips on dealing with different memory loss scenarios, as well as emotional support for caregivers and additional caregiver training materials. [...]
  4. January 21, 2016 at 11:04 am
    Posted by Jennifer

    My dad was diagnose with Dementia last year and it is the hardest thing to deal with for me and my mother because he doesn't want to talk to us he just looks at us and expect us to now what he wants and it breaks my heart seeing him go through this because his mother had it and she passed away and that is my biggest fear of losing my dad to this horrible illness I wish they had a cure for it because I miss my old dad I don't like the dad I have now because he doesn't talk to me or anything I just don't want my dad going into a nursing home and dying like my grandma
  5. December 18, 2015 at 11:43 am
    Posted by

    Potwierdzam zdanie przedmowcy. Zainspirowal mnie on do nowego interesujacego wpisu, ktory zobaczycie niebawem na wyciskarki do soku.

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