An estimated 5.6 million Americans age 65 or older are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and thousands more live with related disorders such as frontotemporal, vascular, Lewy body, and other dementias. Because the care of people with these diseases is complex and can involve multiple care settings, care providers, and interventions, new technologies offer the potential for aiding people in the care spectrum, including people with dementia, professional and family caregivers, health care providers, and health care service organizations.
NIA’s Eureka Prize competition challenged innovators to develop mobile device applications or web-based methods that could help people coordinate and/or navigate the care of dementia. Applicants could either develop new technology applications or make improvements to existing apps. NIA received 33 applications from both individuals and teams, including researchers from the field of aging and other individuals, start-up companies, and biotechnology firms.
Read the full press release to learn about the winning submissions.