Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Alzheimer's Society of Windsor and Essex County, Seniors, App Technology
The purpose of this paper considers the potential of seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia using “apps” on Mobile Application Technology that may assist their daily issues. Based on the Ontario 2017 budget, the government’s plan to improve health care services by providing additional funding will significantly impact citizens who use these services on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the number of Canadian citizens that will develop Alzheimer’s and dementia are projected to double in the next decade. Because of this projection, the Dementia Strategy is meant to assist those affected by the illness as well as ensuring their quality of life is maintained. The research problem looks into alleviating the high demand for health care services through apps, and hopefully, with scientific research, apps can also convey independence and their dignity as seniors going through Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. The design of the study looks into four types of areas: cognitive training, physical training, companionship and daily task reminds. Each area reviews one app that corresponds to each category and the significance it has for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. The future of app technology is determined by the ability of the government to conduct scientific research and experts can test app technology on seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Dr. Stephen Brooks
Dr. Joanna Sweet
Master of Arts