Lyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 40.
Lyn is intellectually disabled.
Lyn is my sister.
Friday, May 2, 2014
In reading the news yesterday, I came across an article about the FaceDementia app. It is an online experience which uses your own FaceBook information to try to give you some insight into what a person with dementia experiences. FaceDementia doesn't keep your data once you let it access your FaceBook account. However, it uses pictures or status updates you have posted to illustrate the loss of memories or the onset of confusion.
FaceDementia is an interesting experience and has left me feeling a bit morose. However, it may actually be an effective educational tool. So, I do encourage you to give it a try.