Update on the App from Memrica

A while ago I wrote a blog on an app I’d been asked to test which they hope would provide face recognition etc – link below


Well I’ve spent the last week testing the latest version. Very apt really as today I’ll be at the Alzheimers Show at Olympia where I expect to see lots of technology and I’ll get to meet Mary Matthews, inventor of the app! very excited:)

The latest version was immediately more user friendly and easier to navigate – Mary had listened to comments and has obviously been working hard on version 2. It appears to be much slicker and is really heading in the right direction.

Face recognition functionality is one of the most exciting prospects. I’ve loaded photos of people and places so when I point the camera at the person for real it tells me who they are and all the details I’ve stored about them – genius! What I’d like it to do, which I can’t make work at the mo, is pointing the camera at photos – that would be brilliant ! It’s on my feedback list……..

The Alzheimer’s show – Friday 5th & Sat 6th – promises to be invaluable for anyone with dementia in their lives but also for anyone wanting to find out more.

If you are a carer, care professional or member of the public looking for more information about dementia, then a visit to the show will give you the latest and best information, products, experts, services and practical advice to help those affected by dementia.

Details of the show can be found by clicking on the link below:



About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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