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Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard

Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard
developed by Borm Bruckmeier Publishing


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

App providing information on Alzheimer’s Disease, primarily for clinicians, but also including support for patients and carers.

“The free Alzheimer’s Association® Alzheimer's Disease Pocketcard app puts reliable information and assessment tools at your fingertips.

Find:

  • Clinical information on the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Interactive assessment tools
  • Education packets that can be sent directly to patients and caregivers”
Alzheimer’s Association, USA, a voluntary health organisation in Alzheimer's care, support and research. | http://bit.ly/2rm1U1y


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

BlueLoop

BlueLoop
developed by MyCareConnect, USA


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / German / Northern Sami / Spanish

Cost: Free

Allows a user to record diabetes-related personal information, including blood glucose levels, carbohydrate consumption, and medication.

"Consider Blue Loop a hub for caregivers of children with diabetes. Parents, doctors, and other caregivers can update a child’s information—with, say, the most recent blood glucose reading or lunch time carb grams—which the other caregivers can view in real time. Customizable text messages remind kids of diabetes-care activities and alert parents when a child has taken action." Diabetes Forecast Magazine, American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/Yq4g8d


Tags: Medical

CaringBridge

CaringBridge
developed by Andrew Kandels of CaringBridge.org; Hyper IQ


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free
A social network for people with an illness. Allows the user to connect with family, friends, carers.
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A social network for people with an illness. Allows the user to connect with family, friends, carers.
“CaringBridge - ease of sharing information with friends and family.” Person living with adrenomyoneuropathy (AMN), USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Charity Miles

Charity Miles
developed by Charity Miles LLC, USA


Self-monitoring

English

Cost: Free

Allows a user to pick a charity (from a provided list), and raise money for it by sponsored cycling, running, or walking.

"Exercise does a body good, but with this app you could put your workout to even better use. Pick one of nearly a dozen charities, click whether you plan to run, walk, or bike, and get moving. The app tracks your distance, and the Charity Miles company enlists sponsors to be able to reward your chosen charity with a donation for your hard work." Diabetes Forecast Magazine, American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/Yq4g8d


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Gather My Crew

Gather My Crew
developed by Gathermycrew


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Digital tool helping people in crisis to ask for and coordinate practical help.

“It was through this personal experience that I realised how hard it is to actually coordinate specific and practical help when going through a crisis. 

Text messages, ring-arounds, spreadsheets and late night phone calls are difficult, time consuming and often just too much for someone to manage when they are already in the turmoil of a serious life crisis.

I wanted to help my friend but didn’t have the free time to coordinate all the assistance she needed with all the wonderful people who had offered to help…

…Gather My Crew is an online rostering tool that has been developed specifically to support people in crisis, to enable them to ask for and coordinate the practical help they need.

Using the expertise of people who had ‘been there, done that’, as well as the clinicians who supported them, Gather My Crew exists to make sure people going through a crisis get the right kind of help from all their well-meaning friends, family, neighbours and colleagues – without all of the stress that usually comes with coordinating help when a loved one becomes ill.

It is a way to ask for help – and then turns that help into a calendar that tracks and records who is doing what, and when. It even sends reminders and updates to keep everyone connected throughout the time the assistance is needed.

Gather My Crew is a registered charity, and the online tool is free and easy to use.” 

Susan Palmer, the psychologist who founded the Gather My Crew charity, writing for the Cancer Council patient group in Australia | http://bit.ly/2NqLmix


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

HabitRPG

HabitRPG
developed by OCDevel LLC (Tyler Renelle)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Role-playing game (RPG) that offers the user ‘virtual’ rewards for having good personal habits.
“HabitRPG is a productivity app in which you get to insert your own metrics to measure yourself against. So, for example, as I have a connective tissue disorder, I need to ensure that my joints don’t get stiff. So, regular stretching is one of my metrics. Eating a certain amount of fruit per week is another. I get role-playing game (RPG) videogame-style rewards (experience points; avatar upgrades) for successfully completing these metrics each day/week/month.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Ihobo

Ihobo
developed by i. Publicis London. ii. Twentysix Mobile, UK


Information

English

Cost: Free

Educational app intended to show the user how the UK-based charity Depaul UK works with homeless young people, and to give the user an idea of a typical young homeless person’s daily activities and requirements.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response to ‘iHobo’, by the number of people it has reached, and by the conversations the app has started. We are very proud of the awards which we have won. A huge thank you to all the people who have played ‘iHobo’, Tweeted, blogged, and talked about it, and made it such an incredible success.” Depaul UK | http://bit.ly/MeGRU3


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Shifting Perspectives

Shifting Perspectives
developed by Bright Machine, UK


Information

English

Cost: Free

A collection of the work of 12 photographers who have a connection with Down’s syndrome, and a photographic representation of people with Down’s syndrome.

“The ‘Shifting Perspectives’ photography team continues to break down pre-conceived ideas about people with Down’s syndrome, highlighting the individuality of every person with Down’s syndrome, challenging attitudes and prejudices, and examining alternative representations of both adults and children. The new app showcases all the work produced by the ‘Shifting Perspectives’ team since its inception in 2003. The app makes this important body of work available to an even-wider global audience.” Down's Syndrome Association, UK | http://bit.ly/RDgJGL


Tags: Disability

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