Tidy up to help people with Alzheimer

Alzheimer; News from the web:

For me a surprising news item; it turns out that people with Alzheimer have difficulty noticing differences between different objects. Apparently the part of the brain that stores temporary memories short term also plays a role in recognizing objects.

Here is a potential use:

The results indicate that, under certain circumstances, reducing “visual clutter” might help MCI patients perform everyday activities.

For example, telephone buttons tend to be the same size and color. Only the numbers are different — a very slight visual difference for a person who struggles with object perception. Perhaps a phone with varying sized buttons and different colors would help.

Read all about it HERE

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