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I was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in August 2019. For a person living with dementia, once you have established your daily routine, I see the main challenges as remembering which daily activities you need to complete and at what time, finding the motivation to complete each of these tasks and being able to makes changes to your daily routine with minimum fuss. Quite simply, in terms of your memory, it is very easy to forget to complete a particular task!
For me, the Perx app has been instrumental in keeping me on track and allowing me to regularly complete all of the activities that I have nominated to do daily. By sending me regular reminders, Perx not only reminds me of the activities that I need to complete, it also has made me accountable to the decisions that I made when I constructed my daily schedule. This is particularly evident in the STREAKS part of the app, where it records how many consecutive days that you have accomplished every component of your daily schedule. As of 28 July 2021, my streak is 471 days! By appealing to my competitive side, Perx provides me with the incentive I need to always work towards achieving my goal. This is particularly important on days where my mood is low and I need that extra push.
Following my diagnosis, I came to the understanding that, where there is no cure for this disease, there is however no reason to give up and lose focus, especially in relation to the purpose and meaning of life. The Perx app has and will continue to play a very important part in the journey that I have undertaken to manage this disease, and hopefully one day, beat this disease. From my perspective, I would have no hesitation in recommending this app as I don’t believe that I would have achieved what I have without it supporting me every step of the way.
William Y, PLWD