News & Updates
July 12, 2013
Unfrazzle was initially released as an iPhone (iPad) app on May 13, 2013. Our goal was to get the Android version out within six weeks, and we did it! The Android version of Unfrazzle has gone through beta-testing and went live on the Google Play App Store on July 5.
You can now have Unfrazzle on the two most popular smartphone platforms. If some members of you family use an Apple iPhone or iPad while others use an Android phone* the Unfrazzle app should work flawlessly. You can share tasks and track tasks across your Unfrazzle network.
*There are many different models of Android phones including the Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, LG Olympus, Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD, and others.
Caring for Loved One’s with Alzheimer’s
We are eager to work with others who are also helping caregivers: to show them how to tailor Unfrazzle for their unique needs, how to support their families, and how to learn from their caregivers’ use of Unfrazzle.
The burdens are rarely higher than for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Just recently, we started to work with two major institutions — The Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada, and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) — to identify ways Unfrazzle can be helpful to the families they work with. Assuming all goes well, we will soon be working directly with Alzheimer’s families and sharing what we learn with others.
In a similar way, we have also begun to work with a Huntington’s Disease Society of America support group, and with the University of Washington to support families with a loved one in home hospice care. We’ll report to you on how these things unfold as well as other initiatives we plan to get involved with.
Newly Released Pew Survey Finds 4-10 U.S. Adults Provide Unpaid Care
A JUST RELEASED Pew Internet Health Tracking Survey of 3,014 adults in the United States interviewed by landline phone (1,808) and by cell phone (1,206) has found nearly 4-in-10 (39%) of U.S. adults provide unpaid care for a loved one, up from 30% in 2010.
Unfrazzle CEO Rajiv Mehta was one of the peer reviewers of the Pew report along with Denise Brown, Lynn Feinberg, John Novack and MaryAnne Sterling.
Unfrazzle online was the first publication to report on this survey. You can read our full article here.
Rajiv Mehta to Speak at Stanford Conference on the Future of Medicine & Health
Unfrazzle CEO Rajiv Mehta will be one of the speakers at this year’s Medicine X Conference, September 27-29 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Ca.
The Medicine X initiative is designed to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to evoke a move beyond numbers and trends-it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Chu, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine X is a project of the Stanford AIM Lab.
See complete list of confirmed speakers here.
Your experience with Unfrazzle and your ideas and opinions about Unfrazzle are invaluable to us. The more we know about how people use Unfrazzle and any difficulties they may encounter, the better we can improve the app in future versions.