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Five more apps for people with Parkinson’s
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Author: Sarah McGrathPublished: 11 November 2021
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From helping to improve sleep quality, to analysing gait and tremor – here are five more apps that may benefit people with Parkinson’s
With more than 50 organisations to choose from, among them Parkinson’s research charity the Michael J Fox Foundation, users can support a charity of their choice while working on their fitness – and potentially finding the encouragement and motivation needed to keep moving.
Price: Free2. StrivePD (iOS)
“Designed and tested by people with Parkinson’s”, StrivePD aims to support those with the condition to live their best life – and optimise their care.
From scheduling medication, tracking moods, monitoring symptoms and setting future goals, the app aims to help people to take control of their care and offers tools for improving wellbeing.
An often-neglected symptom of Parkinson’s, drooling may be more common than previously thought – which could make Swallow Prompt a useful app for people living with the condition.
Through scheduled reminders, the app supports people who have difficulty managing their saliva due to reduced sensation. Swallow Prompt can be programmed to vibrate or beep at certain intervals, reminding users when to swallow.
Price: £0.89 on iOS, £0.99 on Android4. Patana AI (iOS, Android)
By collecting this data through the app, healthcare professionals can monitor trends in patients’ movements over time, potentially detect Parkinson’s symptoms early and – with additional medical tests and assessments – make informed decisions about their care.
With a “sleep-optimised” combination of music, voiceover and sound effects creating auditory “dreamscapes” to play at bedtime, the app aims to help users fall asleep, rest through the night and wake up feeling energised.
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
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