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Smartphone apps prove helpful for supporting prospective memory in people with mild dementia—when training is provided.

January 5, 2022

Let’s take a walk down memory lane for a moment and remind ourselves about prospective memory. Prospective memory means memory for something planned in the future, and it usually involves everyday tasks. Remembering to take your medication at a specific time, to call someone on their birthday, or to stop by the store and pick something up on the way home… this is where we all need help!  

 

Calendars, mnemonic devices, Post-It notes—these are supports we all use to aid in memory. More and more, though, we rely on our smartphones. And according to Scullin et al…

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