Prompt by Memrica is a smart memory assistant that finds and collates information about the people and places coming up in reminders and displays the information as a visual diary. It helps users feel in control and confident about what's coming up each day and they can invite family to help manage the service. Over time, Prompt learns users' life patterns to bring them relevant information when it's needed most; it can also use the data to detect change, sending alerts to family. When an alert is triggered, or if users are searching for help, the system looks for locally available support networks and introduces users and family members to the help available.
Prompt adapts to users' needs, enabling dignity and independence in pre and early dementia and enabling family to gradually assume a larger role if the users has dementia and their condition declines.
Many families say they don't know where to find the right information and would like to connect with people living with similar experiences; however they're also fearful of making a mistake or being emotionally overwhelmed. Prompt will act as a companion though the journey, offering help to maintain independence for the person affected as long as possible and suporting families to have the right level of knowledge as well as access to a support network when they choose or when changes are seen that will need addressing.
Update: Recent workshopping shows carers need to understand the benefit for themselves early in the onboarding process. Support tools must be integrated into the design from the outset, rather than only being made available in response to an event noted in the app that shows change.