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Dementia - I Need Your Help Please

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:09 am
by PrimalScientist
Hi All.

I know I dont post a lot on here but I do read the threads.

However, today I am asking for your help.
Recently we received the awful news that my wife has Pre Senile Dementia.
We are both in our 40's and this is a disease that mainly affects those that are over the age of 65.

Unfortunately my wife is slowly getting worse and until the medical team can get the right medication sorted for her they might be able to slow down the decline in her memory / cognitive skills.

Anyway, recently there has been a lot of activity with regards to a new technology that is being developed called Space Glasses.
They are looking for people to submit app ideas and I have submitted one called Dementia Help - Brain Training.

I would appreciate it so much if you could vote for my app to try and get it in to the top 10.
The apps that make the top 10 get funded for development.

Here is the link:

https://www.spaceglasses.com/applicants/547

If anyone has a relative that is suffering with this awful disease then you will know what I am talking about.
Watching someone you love slowly slip away is the worst thing in the world.

Thanks for any help given.

Regards,

Primal.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:55 am
by pratty
Very sorry to hear about your wife mate. :(

Best of luck with your app, all the best for you and your wife too.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:04 am
by koopa42
I used to work in the care sector and have passed the link onto some of my friends that still work there, the company is Anchor and I would think that they'll forward the link about the 10000+ employees they have.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:49 am
by PrimalScientist
Thanks guys.

I really appreciate it.
Any help is always great.

Daz.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:50 am
by PrimalScientist
Thanks for your kind words too.

Daz.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:14 am
by thl
It doesn't sound good at all. Sorry to hear about it. :(

One of my mate's grandma died from dementia few years ago. I was shocked when I heard the news as I haven't seen him for a while. He went through a very difficult time when it comes to term of family loss and it hurt a lot. Plus I recalled meeting her for the first time while at my mate's place nearly ten years ago.

Hope there's a solution to battle against this disease.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:28 am
by PrimalScientist
Yeah its not good but they can slow down the process with medication and brain training (or trying to keep the mind active you know).

Sorry to hear about your friends nan. It is difficult and upsetting.

I just need support for this app that helps people with dementia and they have developers that will produce it.
They will also fund it if it stays in the top 10 apps.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:31 am
by PrimalScientist
koopa42 wrote:I used to work in the care sector and have passed the link onto some of my friends that still work there, the company is Anchor and I would think that they'll forward the link about the 10000+ employees they have.
Quality!! :)

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:23 pm
by PrimalScientist
pratty wrote:Very sorry to hear about your wife mate. :(

Best of luck with your app, all the best for you and your wife too.
Thanks for your kind words bro.
She is doing okay at the moment. We just need to get the medication sorted ASAP to try and slow it down.

Daz.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:59 pm
by PrimalScientist
Hey all.

I have had 110 views to this thread. I have 5 votes though... :(

I know its a ball ache reading things like this.

But you know, if you all had voted, I would be in the top 10!! :)

Please help me if you can.

Just check out the website also. Its a great piece of kit you know.
Augmented Reality is really promising!!


Daz.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:34 pm
by nokgod
I've voted. My granddad suffered with this for the last few months of his life. Went from the most loving person i've ever known to being sectioned under the mental health act within 6 short months.

Good luck with the app.

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:37 pm
by koopa42
I just tried to vote via twitter but it tried to download 'votes' to my PC and my PC said 'no chance :?

Re: Dementia

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:46 pm
by PrimalScientist
nokgod wrote:I've voted. My granddad suffered with this for the last few months of his life. Went from the most loving person i've ever known to being sectioned under the mental health act within 6 short months.

Good luck with the app.
Thanks bro.

You are a star.
So sorry to hear about your grandad.
My wife is in her 40's. Its just not right you know?

I am so censored angry and upset...

Its a censored awful disease.
Daz.

Re: Dementia - I Need Your Help Please

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:55 pm
by nokgod
No problem. I wish you and your wife all the very best, take care.

Re: Dementia - I Need Your Help Please

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:57 pm
by PrimalScientist
Thanks Nokgod.

Primal.