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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.

iPhone AppLearn about the companion book

AmazonBuy the Book on Amazon.com

Amazon KindleGet the Kindle version on Amazon.com

Thoughts and stories from others

  1. February 21, 2014 at 08:22 am
    Posted by phoebe f

    Your app is amazing! It helps people deal with their loved ones who has dementia. I also came across a wonderful new service which offers senior companionship - a talking pet - it keeps your loved ones company and keeps them connected with their loved ones by updating them. It is a virtual, intelligent, talking pet!!! visit http://www.gerijoy.com for more wonderful information about this new service which caters for your senior loved ones!
  2. January 31, 2014 at 05:03 pm
    Posted by Liz

    Hi, I'd love to download this app, but I have an Android phone. Will it be available for androids any time soon? Thanks.
  3. January 16, 2014 at 10:18 am
    Posted by Mickierae

    I'm the youngest of 3, tending to my mother of 84, who fades in and out, and sister whom survived a brain anyerism in 98, and mom re-raised her. They live together and are shadows of whom they use to be. My older brother flipped a few years ago and tried to choke me at mom's house. It was horrific, and somehow I am trying to forgive him, for he has his own demons. Therapy for the entire family would be great, no one has ever discussed situations in this family, other than myself. Looking forward to sharing and getting feedback from others who are in the same boat.
  4. January 5, 2014 at 03:10 pm
    Posted by anna de santis

    http://fallenangelontherun.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/swiftly-evaporating/ Here is a piece my daughter wrote about my dad's decline. Maybe it will help others.
  5. December 6, 2013 at 11:17 am
    Posted by Erin Wilson

    I love what you do! Our son has moderate to severe Autism. He has been lost in the past. So we created QRcodeiD.org. Individualized codes printed on shirts/pins/patches that can be scanned or manually entered to access contact and emergency info which can be changed in real time. We are now a not for profit. Could we please listed as a resource?

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The Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias Daily Companion app is designed for iPhone and Android phones.

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