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These Erath County women designed an app to help patients and caregivers living with dementia.

Updated: Aug 29, 2023


Lacy Barton and Casey Click

Lacy Barton and Casey Click have been best friends for as long as they can remember.


They grew up together, sharing joys, struggles and loss, and today the two are celebrating something else – a new app designed to help patients and caregivers living with dementia.

“This is something we are both passionate about,” Lacy told Beneath the Surface News. “My grandmother suffered with dementia for years and Casey’s father recently passed away and the last seven years of his life were affected by dementia.”


The Lew app, named after Casey’s father, gives caregivers and patients the tools they need to make life easier for those living with dementia.

The caregiver controls everything for the patient by setting up reminders for daily tasks like brushing their teeth, getting dressed, eating and taking medicine.


The app also helps patients remember loved ones with a section that includes a photo and information about their relationship and a list of important places that includes photos of their home, church and favorite places to visit.


There is also a calendar listing upcoming events and a section where patients can access messages from family and friends.

For caregivers, the app includes information on available resources and the patient’s medical history.


“We also have forums where caregivers can connect with others that may be going through similar struggles,” Casey said.


The app is free to download but costs $8.99 per month.


You can learn more by following Lew, A Dementia App on Facebook.






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