Feeling old? Fighting Alzheimer’s? There’s an app for that

MindMate, a company based in Santa Monica, Calif., is participating in the fight against Alzheimer’s. The company, founded in 2015 by Susanne Mitschke, Patrick Renner and Roger Arellano, provides an app aimed at supporting the cognitive function in Baby Boomers and seniors to help users stay themselves for as long as possible. The app contains physical exercises, games, nutritional advice and educational entertainment and aims to stave off the mental signs of aging, simply by allowing seniors to play on their phone, stimulating the brain.

The app is free to download and use and can be found in Apple’s App Store.

MindMate was inspired by the care experience of Arellano, who cared for seven years for his grandfather with Alzheimer’s disease.

Renner, the company’s chief operating officer, said it’s “never too late to adopt a healthy routine. With MindMate, we not only created an app, but a community that also brings users together with research and industry players that can make a lasting difference to how we manage these conditions in the years ahead.”