The great people have developed a convenient and free iPhone and Android App:
"The Alzheimer's & Other Dementias Daily Companion is a pocket guide to help get you through all the dementia care situations you likely never dreamed you’d have to face.
The App's Features include:
25 topic categories containing close to 500 searchable pieces of advice from experts and other caregivers regarding:
- Behaviors and situations
- Emotional support
- Helpful resources
- Ask a Question submission form if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for
- Functionality to share advice from your own experience for the benefit of other caregivers
- A built-in rating system for users to provide feedback on each tip so caregivers benefit from others’ insight and evaluation of the advice
- 24-hour caregiving assistance available via a toll-free phone number or email submission
- Access to free Alzheimer’s and other dementias caregiver resources and training materials
- Ability to access all of the solutions and tips without Internet connectivity
Overall this is a smart phone app designed for caregivers
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