Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. It strikes an estimated 1 in 10 people over age 65. While dementia doesn’t hurt affected people, it’s an extremely painful experience for families and friends as their loved one lose memory of everything and everyone they know and care for.
Emma Yang knows that feeling all too well. Her grandmother began to forget her and other family members and she was devastated.
However, instead of crying and feeling sorry for her grandma, she decided to do something about it. Emma got up with an idea that would help people with Alzheimer’s remember faces, names, and important dates. This way her grandmother would never forget important family events.
With a little help from her father, she created ‘Timeless’, an app specifically tailored to aid Alzheimer’s patients with their everyday problems.
“My idea is simple – An app that helps Alzheimer’s patients recognize their loved ones, remember events, and stay connected and engaged with the people around them… My idea will allow them to sustain their independence and happiness, even if they may not necessarily be able to be cured of their condition,” said Emma.
Check out her demo below.