FOUR postgraduate students from Glasgow have won £6,000 in funding to launch an interactive app for people with dementia, and their carers, that boosts physical and mental wellbeing.

The students used a number of leading research studies to create the app, MindMate, which offers brain training, nutrition and physical exercise advice, which can slow memory loss and enhance the lives of dementia patients.

MindMate is designed to be as user-friendly as possible for older people.

Patrick Renner, Rogelio Arellano, Susanne Mitschke and Gabriela Matic worked in consultation with the University of Glasgow’s Geriatric Medicine Department to create the app.