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Dementia in India: The Dementia India report 2020 estimated 6 million people above the age of 60 have dementia. This translates to 1 in 27 people above the age of 60. The numbers are expected to increase in the coming decades. Current services available for dementia are inadequate. Around 90% of people with dementia remain undiagnosed. People receiving the diagnosis do not have access to quality care, treatment services, and support systems. There are ample challenges to getting access to diagnosis and care which include lack of specialists, dearth of trained professionals, poor awareness, the stigma associated with mental health, and dementia not being a public health priority. There is an urgent need for accessible, effective, and affordable services models for dementia diagnosis and care.

DemClinic: DemClinic is India's first expert-led cognitive assessment platform for the elderly. DemClinic leverages telemedicine technology to increase access to dementia screening, diagnosis, and care. The platform will help in getting timely diagnoses and faster access to experts. This initiative will reduce the need for travel, eliminate the risk of contagious infection, mitigate the stigma by providing confidential assessment and provide equal access to care in the community. The goal of the platform is to reduce the treatment gap and circumvent issues pertaining to distance, scarcity of experts and indirect costs of seeking clinical services.

An elder using the DemKonnect app

Services Offered

Memory Screening

Cognitive assessments for persons over 60 years of age to check for memory disorders

Directory of Services

The DemClinic Directory lists services for dementia in different parts of the country. The listing includes memory clinic, day care, residential care, training and support services.

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Expert Consultations

Consultation with an expert online through telemedicine to establish a working diagnosis

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DemLink App

The DemLink app aims to remove the Stigma around the disease by educating as well as providing access to care and support from the comfort and familiarity of the person’s home.
One of the major issues surrounding Dementia is the lack of awareness around the condition. Research proves that catching the symptoms early and intervening with lifestyle modification can delay the repercussions. However, there is a lot of hesitation in consulting a Psychiatrist. This app enables the user to screen themselves in the privacy of a home. The app can enable to detect the symptoms early and this can then be followed up with a consultation with a specialist.
The app also enables care providers to keep in touch with the Dementia expert they have consulted through quick chats.
Managing Persons with Dementia at home is assisted by the activities available on the app. Brain games help to engage on a regular basis, while new activities are shared everyday. There is also a reminiscence album which can help keep old memories alive.
Caregivers can connect with each other to create a strong caring community. This can be useful when it comes to lobbying with lawmakers for reforms and laws. It can also help in tackling crisis situations and comparing notes on products which can help enhance care.

Getting DemLink

DemLink is a free app for your smartphone or tablet
and can be downloaded using the links below:

DemKonnect on the Google Play Store

Google Play Store for Android Devices

Apple App Store for DemKonnect

Apple Store for iPhones and iPads

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