Better Lives with Care.Wallet: Dementia in Australia

Dementia is a term applied to a variety of brain diseases. It is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. Dementia affects cognition; it impairs memory, perception, and communication. The elderly are generally prone to dementia. Having the right tools and support is crucial to taking care of a loved one who suffers from cognitive decline of this nature.

Having a family member with dementia is incredibly difficult. Someone with dementia can forget to take medicines, exercise, eat, and attend to basic, day-to-day functions. In severe cases, familial help may not be enough by itself. Unfortunately, the cost of taking care of someone with dementia is incredibly high. Dementia Australia’s statistics show dementia patients cost Australia more than $15 billion in 2018. As this number increases as the population ages, it is clear there is a need for interventions that allow families to take care of their loved ones, and, in the process, reduce healthcare expenses.

Solve.Care has created a healthcare platform complete with many tools that could be of help to dementia patients. Physicians, for instance, could send customized daily reminders to patients and their loved ones, or monitor a patient’s health data using readily available consumer medical devices, heart rate monitors for example. In this way the Care.Wallet can connect patients and doctors better than ever. Appointments could be just as easily scheduled. The best part is any patient with a Care.Wallet could choose to have her family participate in her treatment, allowing them to be a part of the process as part of her Care.Circle. Having powerful tools and support groups conveniently together in one place helps relieve the burden of a serious illness.

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