At the end of 2017, my 91-year old mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia.
As her primary support, the challenge my husband and I faced was how to keep my mother living independently amidst her progressive memory loss, and an increasing inability to manage her daily activities.
The struggle we faced was the tens of phone calls we were receiving every day to confirm arrangements, my mother’s increasing distress and panic, and increasing levels of overwhelm.
As a result, my husband Mark – a developer with a long history in medical administration software – and I have created a Noticeboard system that has literally changed our lives, and without doubt, has been the major contributor to helping my mother to remain independent, and to live well with her dementia.
Simply put, the system enables us to update appointments, notes and photos from PC, tablet or mobile phone, and have them display immediately on her Noticeboard, which she can view 24/7 on a tablet located on her kitchen bench.
The phone calls from my mother all but disappeared within a couple of days. Her distress at not remembering was hugely reduced, immediately, and we have peace of mind knowing that she is not constantly panicking over what’s going on.
My children – respectively in Israel and far north Queensland – are able to take photos on their mobile phones, and display them immediately on their grandmother’s Noticeboard, providing a level of involvement not previously possible, and sharing information among family members and others is made easy through one central point.
MemBo Noticeboard has changed our lives, and our intention is to make the system as widely accessible as we possibly can, for those in need.
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