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Software developed to help people with dementia

24th November 2011

A 25-year-old PhD student from Dundee has developed a computer program that helps dementia sufferers communicate with their carer.

The software, created by Dr Gemma Webster, holds a "multimedia biography" of the patient with a digital timeline of key events in their life including a family tree and other personal information. Dr Webster said carers can access it through a touchscreen and the software could help busy care staff learn about the people they were looking after. Research Councils UK has awarded Dr Webster £10,000 to help promote the project.

 

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