TakeMeHome is a mobile navigation application made specifically for people with dementia and their caregivers, so that they can lead a more independent life and maintain the activities of daily living that make them who they are. This application has two sides - a version for those affected by dementia, and a version for their caregiver. They are connected so that the caregiver can support the person with dementia by setting things such as locations and geolocated reminders for the person with dementia. The person affected by dementia can then use their application to easily navigate with directions that are contextualized by locations familiar to the person with dementia, as indicated by their caregiver. By adapting existing mapping technologies, we've increased the person with dementia’s ability to continue to live a fulfilling life, safely and independently. The features of this application were determined with the help of two people with dementia, as well as a number of caregivers caring for people with dementia. The user-interface was also informed by peer-reviewed research conducted at the University of Toronto and Baycrest.
We are thrilled to have been chosen as the winners of the Diagnosed Individual challenge set and the Facebook prize! We've been given a great opportunity to design and create solutions that will change lives. Thank you to the organizers and sponsors of this event. We look forward to what the future holds for our team and for Dementiahack as it spreads across the globe!