Top marks for dementia carers app

BAYLOR University Medical Center in the US has created DementiAssist for carers of patients with dementia.

The app opens with an explanation of the aims – to provide possible causes for the most common behavioural expressions by a person with dementia and to provide suggested actions to take to achieve the best outcome. 

There is a menu of behaviours including aggression/anger, agitation/anxiety, apathy, confusion psychosis and resistance to feeding, bathing and dressing. 

Choosing one of these behaviours directs the carer to choose the area – physical, emotional,

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