The app is designed with the belief that even if people have memory problems, re-enforcement of memories helps by frequent repetition. Our vision for the app’s next version is to design the games in a way that if the game is too easy, the app becomes harder; however, if the game is too hard, it becomes easier.
There are many “brain games” out there but our app is different in that it focuses on personal memories and connections. It can be used by the person with memory problems alone or it can be used together with a loved one or caregiver as a sharing tool.
The purpose of the Suzanne chat is to engage a person with memory problems, asking the person simple questions and re-enforcing identity and emotions.
People with Alzheimer’s and dementia can also start to lose coordination, so the app pays attention to that as well.