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Friday, 14 August 2015

Developers seek testers of new App for people living with dementia

Written by The Editorial Team

Four students from the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow have developed an App desgned to support people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The MindMate App has a number of sections including Brain-Games, Physical Exercises, Nutrition Advice, useful Everyday-Tools, such as Reminders and a My Story-Tool, as well as a Learn More Section, in which people can access further information on dementia.

The students are looking for people to test the app to get feedback on the app itself, and its impact on supporting self-management for people living with earlier stages of dementia and carers.

The testing phase will last one month and will consist of an initial meeting, to introduce the App and explain how to use it; a half-time meeting (which can also be done via phone) after two weeks, to check if everything is alright; and a final meeting at the end of the month, to see the results.

To become a tester, the person needs to have access to an iPad. If this is not the case and the person still wants to become a tester, the students will try their best to organise additional iPads for the testing period. 

If you are interested in participating in this trial or would like to find out more information, please contact: