New Facebook app gives users the dementia experience

A new Facebook app created by Alzheimer's Research UK lets users experience what it's like to have dementia. 

It's called "FaceDementia" (www.facedementia.org) and essentially makes a sort of overlay of your info then slowly starts taking it away to simulate how memories disappear. The creators said they wanted to illustrate "how those thoughts and memories can become confused or fogotten" as they do with dementia.

There are also video  links throughout the app so you can watch clips of people affected by dementia discussing the symptoms and how they affected them or their loved ones.

FaceDementia doesn't store or use your data or post to your Facebook profile.

The BBC did a story on FaceDementia.org here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27185814

 

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