App shows dementia to the Facebook generation

A new app harnesses the power of Facebook to give users an insight into dementia.

Using information from a person’s logged in Facebook page, FaceDementia erases and scramble personal photos, posts and status updates to simulate the experience of dementia and raise awareness.

The users’ real Facebook page remains undisturbed.

The app creators said their aim was to use Facebook features “to illustrate how thoughts and memories can become confused, or forgotten altogether, as experienced by so many people living