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Federazione Alzheimer Italia launches smartphone dementia app

Thursday 31 May 2012

Federazione Alzheimer Italia is launching a new iPhone and Android application that is dedicated to the families of people with Alzheimer's disease. The "Alzheimer App" can be freely downloaded from the Apple Store and Android Market from Friday 1 June.

The interactive application will provide detailed information about Alzheimer's disease and caring for people with the disease. It will include advice on how to deal with loss of memory and aggressive reactions, how to deal with fears and obsessions and many other topics. Users will also have access to Pronto Alzheimer's, the dedicated telephone hotline operated by Federazione Alzheimer Italia.

The Alzheimer App was entirely designed and built by Federazione Alzheimer Italia. There are approximately one million people with dementia in Italy, including 600,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease.