When Technology Remembers: Digital Health And Alzheimer ’s Disease

Gradual memory loss, cognitive decline, wandering off to unknown places, being unable to dress in the morning: to live with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease might be a heart-wrenching burden for both patients and their loved ones. As the global population ages, and the number of individuals suffering from these conditions rises, digital technologies must step forward and offer some solutions for early detection and disease management. That’s what we examined in detail here, so let’s see the intersections of digital health and Alzheimer’s disease. Have you seen Aurora Borealis? Your mind can play tricks on you even when you’re young, countless silly games leverage on that. However, as the years go by and your bodyparts start not to obey, these tricks on your mind could take on colossal measures – especially in cases of dreaded diseases of the brain, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Have you seen Hollywood-movie, Aurora Borealis, where Donald Sutherland plays an old man with dementia insisting he can see the Northern Lights from his window? Or do you remember the hopelessly romantic movie, The Notebook, in which the main character, Allie, lives in a nursing home, where the love of her life tries to recall their memories for her by reading from his notebook? All these stories take on a daunting overtone as one imagines how the gradual impairment of cognitive functions, such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning, some ...
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This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Today, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.” To date, there is no cure regarding this most common form of dementia, which affects nearly all individuals worldwide regardless of race, or socioeconomic status, a trend that continues to grow at a disturbingly alarming rate. Scientists however are close to identifying contributing factors that may hinder or help the progression of this illness in the long run. Listed below are the top 5 f...
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