Dementia is the greatest cause of disability in older Australians. Over 400 000 people are currently living with dementia in Australia, and this number is expected to rise. Understanding how the brain is affected and the symptoms people can experience allows strategies to be adopted that help the affected person and their carers cope.
In collaboration with Dementia Australia, SensiLab developed an interactive brain app that illustrates what the brain looks like and how it functions. It will allow people to explore the brain regions, highlighting which areas are affected by different types of dementia and illustrates how this damage may impact on everyday life. It also will explain how to deal with the effects of dementia.