For family and friends of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, life is a constant struggle to manage doctor appointment, multiple caregivers and medical information about the progression of the disease.
The app, Balance, which went on sale for $3.99 through iTunes this week, helps caregivers stay connected and share information with each other.
“Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is all about balance,” said Pomeranz, executive vice president, strategic planning and program development at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
Balance app icons include:
Learning: Everything you need to know about living with Alzheimer’s – from getting diagnosed to learning about the stages of the disease to understanding how to effectively care for someone with Alzheimer’s.
Caregiving: Get helpful tips and information about daily caregiving – from bathing and hygiene to dressing to handling agitation.
Pill Box: Manage daily medications by inputting medication names, dosing schedule, and refill dates and getting notifications on when to provide medicine to your loved one.
Schedule: Effectively manage your loved one’s schedule – share calendars with other caregivers’ calendars.
Doctor Diary: Track changes in mood, activity, memory and other behaviors and share directly with your doctor in real time. No more waiting for your next doctor’s visit to share essential updates.
News: Read the latest news and information about Alzheimer’s to keep up with research, treatments and other developments.
Family: Connect with other family members for sharing calendars and working together to provide complete care for your loved one.
About: Learn about NAC and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
NAC Store: Find the latest books, medical devices, vitamins and other essential Alzheimer’s products and services to purchase.