When a person experiences memory loss, connections with other people can start to fade. This can lead to feelings of uncertainty, isolation and loss of identity.
MemorC is designed to help a person with memory problems stay connected to friends, family, and loved ones.
How it works:
A family member, friend or caregiver (the app administrator) prepares MemorC for the person with memory problem by adding family photos and some information about the people on the photos to the app. Then the person with memory problems (the app user) is asked to identify loved ones by photo, name and relationship in a playful and entertaining way.
In addition, MemorC provides positive reinforcement while the user plays matching games, solves puzzles, and engages in hand-eye coordination games. MemorC is designed to be simple to use yet challenging for people who can read and perform simply actions like tapping on the screen of an iPad.
MemorC is proudly designed by Dr. Warren Wong, Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine with decades of experience in memory care. Dr. Warren loves older people and wants them to remember how important they are:
“I’ve been a consultant geriatrician for decades, diagnosing and managing patients with memory problems, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Prescribing medicine is easy but making a real difference in the lives of people with progressive memory problems is more about caring for the person. I also know that many family members live far away from my patients and welcome a way to stay connected. It’s easy for people to forget how meaningful their lives have been and this app is meant to be about love and dignity. I see MemorC as a tool that gently reinforces a person’s memory by regular repetition and simple brain games. There are also emotional and coordination challenges for my patients and I’ve designed the app to address these issues as well.
I believe that MemorC will help. We’ve made sure that the app easy to use and, most importantly, fun!! We still have a lot of work to do including more features and other ways to stay connected. Please visit our website where we talk about our work. We are actively building a community and would love to hear from you. Neither people with memory problems nor their loved ones should feel alone!”
MemorC is now available for both iPad and iPhone! For caregivers, having MemorC on their iPhone makes it so much easier to manage, update, and view the app.
Version 3.1 also includes a number of minor bug fixes and an improved introduction to the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.