NEW YORK, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "The use of photos and videos as reminiscence therapy for Alzheimer's disease and/or dementia patients is becoming increasingly more popular and effective, and the LifePath iBoard® APP is an invaluable new powerful tool for professional care givers and family members in treating those afflicted with memory loss," says Christopher Gentile, CEO and Founder of iBoard Incorporated.
In May of 2012, a medical study, done at the Bangor University, talked about future tools for dementia patients, and concluded: "In 5 years' time it will be commonplace for people with dementia to have a digital life story, including favorite music, photographs and video clips. There will be a touch-screen interface for the tool. The problem will be how to organize the wealth of available material in such a way that the person can use the tool to stimulate their own memories and to share something of their life with others. If this can be addressed, this tool will enable care workers to quickly get to know the person with dementia, and to develop programs of activity and stimulation that reflect the person's interests and passions. This has the potential to take forward person-centered care to a higher level, with care workers being able to have more effective means of adopting an approach that takes into account the person's biography."
The LifePath iBoard is a simple, scalable and elegant solution that meets the requirements and the expectations for digital products to be therapy tools for the improvement and benefits for dementia patients.
That realization really struck home for Gentile when his wife, Christine Marie's father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. As his condition worsened to the point where he had trouble recognizing her, she and her mother became more depressed. But when they began using this same process, things started to change.
"It meant the world to me when my father looked into my eyes and knew me!" she recalls. "And that is what happens using the LifePath app. The concept of placing pictures in chronological order, is what brought my father, back from a different time zone of his life to me!"
Download the FREE LifePath APP at:
Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lifepath-iboard/id959564142?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iboard.lifepath