AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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New Mobile App Helps Families, Individuals Cope With Dementia

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Want to learn everything there is to know about dementia? There’s an app for that. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing have developed a free mobile app for individuals suffering from dementia, their families and caregivers, as a way to improve the quality-of-life, well-being and knowledge of the disease that affects nearly 48 million people worldwide. The “Dementia Guide Expert for Families” app, available through Apple iTunes and Android Google Play, was developed by Valerie Gruss, clinical associate professor of biobehavioral health science; Memoona Hasnain, professor and associate head of faculty development and research in the UIC College of Medicine; and Mike Koronkowski, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, to use information technology that provides evidence-based information that is convenient and affordable.

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