Testing the MemorC app at One Kalakaua Senior Living, Honolulu, Hawaii

In the last several months, we’ve been testing our app to see what works and what doesn’t work*. One person who has helped us a great deal is Lute Manumanu, Lead Activities at One Kalakaua Senior Living a premier senior living community in Honolulu. She helped us with testing of seniors who live there by coordinating appointments, introductions and photographs. Lute started working at One Kalakaua Senior Living four years ago as a receptionist and was later promoted to become part of the management team at One Kalakaua Senior Living. Lute not only loves music, the color purple and the Pittsburgh Steelers football team; she’s also a “gamer” and proficient iPad user. We ended up learning a lot from each senior, ranging from those who had no cognitive impairment to those with moderate impairments. We were happy to find out that all seniors were able to enjoy the app!! Mahalo, our […]

Meeting Caregivers at AARP’s Annual Conference

  Hawaii Caregivers Get a First Look at the New MemoriesConnect App! The team presented the MemoriesConnect App at AARP’s Annual Caregiving Conference Saturday, March 24,  at the Manoa Grand Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. “AARP sponsors this conference to provide caregivers with knowledge and to relieve some of the stress that comes with providing the vital service of caring for others.” We are encouraged with the feedback and interest from the attendees and enjoyed the comments, questions and interactions. We are looking looking for Beta-Testers in April and if you are interested in Beta-Testing, please follow this link: https://memoriesconnect.com/2018/01/31/how-you-can-help-now/ In our Beta-Testing process, we ask testers about  ways to make this a comforting tool for a person with mild dementia. Our goal is to reach a level of simplicity in our App design while keeping the App challenging, engaging and fun.  

More Icon Design Ideas – We welcome your Feedback :)

We are still seeking input for the design of the MemorC App Icon. It is a difficult task to get it just right. The key themes that the icon should relate are: Connection Love Memory Here are four more design drafts that we are considering. Please let us know your thoughts. Which one best matches the app? And, look above — We’ve sprinkled in the below sample icons in the large image above to get a sense of the dimensions when seen on an iPad or iPhone. We look forward to hearing from you. Please be sure to also look at the design drafts in the previous post. Thank you.  

Small but Important: App Icon Design

Getting the icon for an app just right is not easy. We have been working with a number of designs for our MemorC app, but we have not yet found the design that would make all of us say: Yes, spot on, that’s it! Ideally, the icon for the app will visually express the purpose of the app: Helping people with mild memory problems stay connected with their loved ones. But how can we fit that into a small square that is displayed on a screen together with many other icons? Perhaps you can help? Take a look at the four icon drafts that we have so far:

How You Can Help Now

We have started  2018 with a first round of evaluation for our MemorC App and would like to get as much as possible done this half-year. At this point, we need some people with mild memory problems to use the App to test ease of use and degree of interest in the app. By mild memory problems, we are looking for people who can look at a magazine for at least 10 minutes.

Our Goal

We have one important goal.  To help people with memory problems stay connected with the ones they love. To achieve this goal, we are developing an app designed to help people with memory problems and the people who care for them. Our app is very easy to use AND personalized. The creator of MemoriesConnect is Dr. Warren Wong, a geriatrician with decades of experience working with patients with memory problems. People with Alzheimer’s Disease have a disability…let’s create a tool that gives happiness in the lives of people with this disease But we need your help!  Please view the short video below to find out more. If you can help us by becoming a beta tester for the app, please use the form below to send us your contact information. Thank you!