BRIAN - the brain tumour app


Listed in: Brain cancer  Brain, general  
BRIAN - the brain tumour app

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

App to help people cope with a brain tumour. 

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

Countries where English is spoken, but with some content specific to the UK.

Cost

Free

Developer

The Brain Tumour charity
(Based in United Kingdom)
https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/

Funder

As developer

Medical Adviser

As developer

Features

Allows networking with other people like me / Family / Friends Allows networking with other people like me / Family / Friends
Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

An app developed by a UK-based patient organisation, the Brain Tumour Charity, to help people cope with a brain tumour. 

You can use it to:

  • Keep track of treatments, appointments and medications, and link these to your device’s calendar.
  • Receive medication reminders.
  • Record and track any symptoms, how you are feeling physically and emotionally, and any symptoms relating to memory, cognition or fatigue.
  • Take memory, speech, and stability `challenges’ to help evaluate and track your health.
  • Make notes and upload important documents, for example, to help prepare for consultations.
  • Get answers from medical experts in digital Q&A sessions.
  • Receive targeted guidance and resources, including tailored questions to ask, and actions to take at each stage of your journey.

You can also choose to:

  • Connect the app to wearables and fitness apps to inform how you track symptoms.
  • Share any data you store in the app securely with family, carers and your healthcare team.
  • Share information about your brain tumour experience for medical research.
  • Join chat rooms for support from the community.
  • Compare your experience with others using insights from national health data.


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

Reviews

Reviewer:
Review:

“BRIAN is an app which has been developed by The Brain Tumour Charity to help people cope with a brain tumour. BRIAN will help you - and those supporting you – to understand how you are doing and to make better-informed decisions.

BRIAN has been designed for all kinds of people, whether you are living with a brain tumour, caring for someone who is, or you work in healthcare or research.

BRIAN allows you to record your entire brain tumour experience in one place - you can add symptoms, treatments, side effects, appointments and much more. You can also share your data with anyone you trust – such as family, carers and your healthcare team – enabling them to better understand your situation.”


Source: Brain Tumour Charity, the patient organisation which developed the app
Usage: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/brian/
Weblink of reviewer: https://bit.ly/3gMuDaz

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