Friday, May 25, 2018

Cognitive App for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

One in every 10 people over the age of 65 suffers from Alzheimer’s, but MindMate developed an app aimed at supporting the cognitive function in Baby Boomers and seniors. This iOS application helps stave off the mental signs of aging, simply by allowing seniors to play on their phone. Here’s why it matters:

Recent studies show that cognitive stimulation paired with physical activity reduces the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and improves cognitive function in those already suffering from the disease(s).
Studies also found that those who followed the MIND diet (rich in whole grains, vegetables, fish and healthy fats) scored higher on tests of memory and thinking skills compared to those who did not eat these kinds of foods. On average, MIND diet followers were the equivalent of 7.5 years younger in terms of “brain health.”​
- One in every 10 people over the age of 65 suffers from Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in America.

MindMate is a comprehensive iOS app that provides games, entertainment, nutritional advice, recipes, and exercises aimed at stimulating the senior mind.

The app is free to download and use and can be found in Apple’s App Store.

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