App by Hong Kong Centre for Positive Ageing

Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing Hong Kong has created an app in Mandarin to help people understand dementia at the click of a button. iTunes Website: Click here to go to page this is also available on Google play Click here to go to page. Check out the video below to find out more.

 

描述

腦退化症資訊、健腦遊戲、照顧貼士,全部盡在「腦退化一按知」!

知識寶庫
由甚麼是腦退化症(Dementia)、治療方法、照顧技巧,到處理情緒及行為徵狀的貼士,全都收錄在知識寶庫中,讓你一機在手,有如錦囊隨身。

健腦遊戲
本程式內的遊戲有趣又不限時,你可以和家人輕輕鬆鬆地一起玩,一邊健腦,一邊歡度快樂時光。

位置回報
你可以在家人的手機上安裝此程式,需要時透過電郵得知他/她的位置,讓你有需要時更容易找到他/她。

我的位置
你的家人可以透過此程式找到自己的位置,方便他/她在社區內生活。

一鍵通話
你的家人可以透過此程式輕鬆簡單地聯絡你或其他家人,不用再另外從通訊錄尋找。

想知道更多腦退化症的相關資訊及照顧技巧,請瀏覽賽馬會耆智園網站http://www.jccpa.org.hk 及耆智同行網站http://www.adcarer.com.

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Lumosity misled customers

This is a critical piece of news and everyone should know about. There are good resources for brain training and we have misleading resources out there that tarnish the names of good legit programmes.

Lumos Labs, developer of Lumosity “brain training” games, will pay $2 million to settle accusations it misled customers about the cognitive benefits of its apps.

Read more about it from NY Times: Lumosity Game Developer Agrees to $2 Million Settlement – The New York Times

 

Lumos Labs, the developer of Lumosity “brain training” games, will pay $2 million to settle accusations it misled customers about the cognitive benefits of its online apps and programs. The Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that ads deceptively suggested that playing the games a few times a week could increase work and school performance, and even delay conditions like dementia. Lumos Labs must contact customers and offer them an easy way to cancel their subscriptions, which range from $15 to $300. The $2 million will be refunded to customers. Jessica L. Rich, director of the F.T.C.’s Consumer Protection Bureau, said the company “simply did not have the science to back up its ads.” Only products that have been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration can claim to treat or prevent serious diseases or conditions.