- App Store Info
DescriptionMemory Practice, or Memory Aid for short, is an application that helps develop your memory. It was developed
for my mother (who kindly loaned me her picture for the icon), who was recently given a preliminary diagnosis of Alzheimers' Disease.
The neurologist performed a simple test, which consisted of asking her to remember several words and repeat them back after a delay of about 20 minutes. She was unable to do so, and that resulted in the dreaded disease
being added to her chart.
She was skeptical and decided to fight back by making sure she could pass the test in the future. Her neurologist suggested brain training, and she tried out some brain training software. The software was focused on giving a variety of challenging and entertaining games; she wanted a "just the facts" approach. Accordingly, I decided to develop a program that was simply a precise duplicate of the test given by the neurologist.
That is all this app is, then - a computerized duplicate of a simple memory drill. If you or a loved one is being diagnosed with Alzheimers' this app may help build up memory so that future tests will show better results.
NOTE: This is not a medical device and it will not cure Alzheimers'. My mother's ability to hold words in her brain has been improved by regular use of this program, and if used diligently you will probably see similar results. However, nothing is guaranteed and results are always uncertain.
The MemoryAid web site has a brief user's manual that explains the settings and how they work.