Source: 21 September 2012

Tweri: 1 year helping to people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers

Tweri, the iPhone and Android mobile app for people with Alzheimer's disease in its early stages, is celebrating its first anniversary.

App Tweri Alzheimer Caregiver en móvil
App Tweri Alzheimer Caregiver en móvil

Tweri, a mobile phone application for iPhone and Android phones aimed to people with Alzheimer's disease, celebrates its first anniversary on September 21st, the World Alzheimer's Day.

Tweri is a free application that tries to get more autonomy for people with Alzheimer's disease, and peace of mind for their relatives and caregivers. It was created by Solusoft and the Alzheimer's association AFAL Getafe. With Tweri, the caregiver may know where the patient, if he or she leave the safety limits set by time or distance. For this, the person only needs a smartphone with Tweri installed on it.

Tweri has meant a really important novelty for many people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, a fact demonstrated by the numer of downloads of the application, which have raised until 9000 during this year.

During this year Tweri has joined a group of people interested in Alzheimer's and other dementias in the social networks. Tweri has more than 700 followers on twitter, among its accounts in English and Spanish , and 141 friends on facebook. Tweri's team tells the news about Alzheimer's, senior citizens and other related issues, offers information about events and conferences and advice and support to the affected and caregivers.

Tweri has won different awards, such as the special prize from The App Date's Jury on 2011, in which Tweri was chosen amongst more than 60 candidates.

Publications as OPTICAE project and 'Redvolution: the power of the connected citizen' have recognised the importance and the innovation of Tweri for our Society.

During this year, Solusoft has been improving its application with new utilities and characteristics, which turn Tweri into a more useful solution for affected, relatives and caregivers. Nowadays Solusoft is still working to improve the application, using topoos as a great support. This improvements will depend on the sponsorship achieved by the project in the future, considering that, until now, Tweri has been funded by the own company as part of its social work.

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