More than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated.
Older adults are at increased risk for loneliness and social isolation because they are more likely to face factors such as living alone, the loss of family or friends, chronic illness, and hearing loss.
Imagine the comfort of having a companion to talk with at any time of the day or night; one that exists only for them and will be with them for all of their days.
Mary is a 61-year-old sufferer of idiopathic intracranial hypotension and poly-autoimmune syndrome. Mary sees over ten specialists and takes seven different medications, fifteen different times throughout a day.
Generally incurable and ongoing, chronic diseases affect approximately 133 million Americans, representing more than 40% of the total population of the United States. This number is projected to grow to an estimated 157 million, with 81 million having multiple conditions. 50 million of these sufferers are over 65.
People who suffer from one or more chronic conditions typically need multiple medications and may see several different specialists. Numerous medications prescribed by different doctors can confuse patients about how and when to take their prescriptions. This can result in taking improper or dangerous drug combinations.
Doctors caution patients to take medication exactly as prescribed and watch for any side effects, but primary symptoms such as pain and secondary symptoms from side effects or drug interactions may contribute to disorientation that make it difficult for patients to comply. These challenges are especially severe in the elderly.
A means of tracking patient’s symptoms between doctor visits is urgently needed, especially during clinical trials. Ideally patients would log symptoms as they occur and be able to present doctors with detailed summaries on demand – but this is seldom possible. Sapiens is a trustworthy ally and solution.
Tell your Companion whenever you get a new prescription. It will ask you a few questions, such as when you need to take it. That’s it. Your sapiens will expect you to tell it when you are taking it and if you don’t, it will remind you.