Helping people with dementia keep track of appointments

Finalist category: People's Award

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People's Award, Winner, 2013

When Kevin Marsch’s mum was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in 2010 he used his IT skills to build a simple system to help her keep track of appointments and medication and stay in touch with family and friends. He quickly realised this could be of value to others so he quit his job and created myhomehelper, which launched earlier this year.

This is an incredibly flexible but very simple system that can run on any device and requires no computer skills to use. It starts when the computer is switched on, is always visible and can be kept up to date from anywhere in the world.

As well as thousands of Dementia sufferers, Kevin is now looking at how it can help others, such as people with a brain injury, learning difficulties, or cognitive impairments.

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