NeuViCare(TM) from Amicus Brain Innovations for Dementia Care
Reduce Complexity. Save Time. Improve Quality of Life
Are you a care partner for a person living with dementia, interested in participating in research to improve caregiver experience and wellbeing? Amicus Brain Innovations (www.amicusbrain.com) is making their NeuViCareTM technology available to eligible caregivers, free of charge for three months as part of a study we are doing with the UT School of Nursing and Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. The Caring for the CaregiverAdvisory Council saw a demo of NeuViCare last year, and was all in favor of trying it out, so we are very happy to be part of this new study.
Amicus Brain’s CEO, Chitra Dorai started the company in 2018, after her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. As her mother’s condition became worse, Chitra realized just how heavy a burden caregiving can be on family members. With that visceral understanding of the problems faced by family care partners, both local and remote, Chitra founded Amicus Brain, and set out to build technology that could be used by anyone to make caregiving easier. The company’s NeuViCare apps are Artificial Intelligence (AI) based digital advisors and are built to interact with care partners in an easy conversational style in multiple languages. They provide clear, evidence based, practical advice on caring for loved ones throughout disease progression. They help care partners locate the right resources they need with trusted data and timely advice. The NeuViCare Community Hub is a safe online space for social support and staying connected even during the most difficult times.
Easy to use NeuViCare apps provide immediate, reliable and time-saving advice, education and support whenever and wherever you need them, from your smartphone or tablet.
Amicus Brain will make available two of its apps, the Care Advisor and the Community Hub to our study participants.
Care Advisor was developed to be one-stop place to get high quality answers and caregiving advice at the moment of your need. Among the hardest problems that care partners face is responding to behavioral changes in their loved ones. What do you do if mom screams at night? What do you do if a spouse becomes aggressive? What do you do if your sister tries to slip out of the house and wander the neighborhood? NeuViCare Care Advisor is there for you 24 x 7 to get immediate answers and trusted advice.
Care partners also may face feelings of isolation and loneliness. NeuViCare Community Hub is a secure, online space for social support and also a practical resource, stocked with articles and videos addressing behavioral symptoms, personality changes and other challenges of dementia care – rich content provided and vetted by cognitive behavioral specialists. It is a safe space, built for people living with dementia and care partners facing the same difficult problems. Caregivers share insights and stories of their journeys, and dementia care specialists provide educational material in discussion boards posts. Community Hub is a way to connect with others who know exactly what you’re going through.
If you are a care partner with a smartphone or tablet and are comfortable using apps, and if you are caring for someone with mild to moderate dementia, you may be eligible to participate in this study and use the NeuViCare apps for free. The purpose of this research is to learn how NeuViCare may help caregivers get actionable advice just when they need, gain mastery in handling challenging behaviors, and reduce their isolation and loneliness. Click on www.amicusbrain.com/digitaladvisors to learn more.
To sign up to be a part of this research study click here: https://redcap.uthscsa.edu/REDCap/surveys/?s=899CXPNAKXXCRAYY
We’re looking forward to seeing you in the Community Hub!
*Note: UT Health Caring for the Caregiver does not endorse commercial products. This partnership with Amicus Brain is made with careful consideration, and a mutual interest in learning more about how to best support families living with dementia.