Emerging Trends: Technology’s Response To Alzheimer’s Disease

Emerging Trends: Technology’s Response To Alzheimer’s Disease

In our new series, Emerging Trends, we are looking at those technologies in digital health that are on a particular ‘hype cycle’ – technologies and solutions that currently stand out from the rest because of their novelty, timeliness, or greatness. These are solutions everyone’s talking about or the ones they should.

Technological solutions to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, in particular, are rising with increasing pipeline drug development, promising biomarkers, and more. Let’s jump right in.

Liza Marshall was “over the moon” when she said yes to the love of her life in a small ceremony. And it didn’t matter that Peter, then a husband of Liza’s for 12 years, didn’t remember their first marriage at all. Peter Marshall has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects about 10% of people with this ailment . Gradual memory loss, cognitive decline, wandering off to unknown places, inability to dress up in the morning: living with dementia and its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease, is a heart-wrenching burden for both patients and their loved ones. Yet, as Liza Marshall told the Washington Post, “it’s been devastating, but I’ve done my best to stay positive and focus on one day at a time.

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