08 Sep '11, 1am

Singapore Alzheimer's Disease Association uses iPad to help combat memory loss

Singapore Alzheimer's Disease Association uses iPad to help combat memory loss

Sister Gerard Denise Lee, 80, pondering over the answer to a quiz on the iPad with nursing aide Elaine Lum (in yellow) by her side at the New Horizon Centre in Toa Payoh yesterday. The money won by the Alzheimer's Disease Association (Singapore) in the creativity contest will go towards buying more iPads for its four day-care centres. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Judith Tan Madam Heng Kim Tow, a 97-year-old patient with Alzheimer's disease, has taken to using the iPad like a duck to water. She views the photographs of her family on the tablet computer, putting her back in touch with the people and events in her life, and plays an eye-hand coordination game of balancing a virtual egg on the screen of the device. The iPad is not hers. It belongs to the Alzheimer's Disease Association (Singapore), which is using the device to slow down the deterioration of the illness among the ...

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