a technology that identifies and manages personalised modifiable risk factors in people with early dementia and manages them in an integrated way using self conducted cognitive behavioural techniques.
While there is no cure or disease modifying treatment for dementia, there is increasing evidence that changing certain lifestyle and cardiovascular factors can have a positive effect on outcomes. Current services rely heavily on secondary care, whereas some of these interventions are often offered in primary care in a fragmented fashion.
This is compounded by increasing case numbers and a rather passive acceptance that nothing can be done, especially by the person with dementia who is often measured by their increasing disability, rather than their current ability.
Democratise and personalise early dementia care. Then to improve knowledge and outcomes in people with dementia and their families by providing an integrated service that currently does not exist. In the long term, we believe that this will alter the current path of dementia and delay the need for full time care.
Assessing any modifiable risk factors in the early stages of dementia and offer an integrated plan using cognitive behavioural techniques to improve various lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise; offer interventions, including cognitive training and improved adherence to important medications; and measure the results using existing smart phone technology and proprietary algorithms. In turn, our hope is that this allows people to “fight back”; as is now the attitude with cancer.