DR. RICHARD FENKER, PHD
Richard Fenker is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at TCU, A National Science Foundation Fellow, A former member of the United States Gymnastics Team (as the Sport Psychologist) and an inventor/entrepreneur who has founded five companies. He has published hundreds of articles and 8 books across a variety of disciplines including astronomy, mathematical psychology, AI, learning, human consciousness, retail forecasting, higher education, environmental design and most recently Alzheimer’s/Dementia. His most recent book, “The Long Moment, Giving A Voice to the Alzheimer’s Mind” and his work with the “Alzheimer’s Communication Cards” is what led to the development of the MindPartner™ program.
TECHNOLOGY & CAREGIVING
IN NEED OF A VOICE
Gemini Mind Technology Inc. is a Delaware Corporation founded by Dr. Richard Fenker, PhD in 2015 with the goal of providing a revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s/Dementia care for all individuals with the disease. The company offers books on Alzheimer’s, products for communication such as the Alzheimer’s Communication Cards or Reminisce Cards and technology focused on enhancing the lives of impacted individuals and their caregivers.
Our core product is the Gemini MindPartner™ Platform which we describe as “an operating system for the Alzheimer’s mind.” Gemini is a high level system which contains dozens of apps designed for use by a person with Alzheimer’s and their caregiver team. MindPartner™ is adopted in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, programmed to contain the person’s life history and plans; then, as the disease progresses it “grows” in scope to provide more and more kinds of assistance.
MindPartner™ has a central memory unit called “MIND” which is intended to serve as a compassionate “companion mind” that provides memories, directs behaviors, connects with caregivers and offers a variety of kinds of support depending on the circumstances. It brings the best that technology has to offer today to the Alzheimer’s environment. In the same way that many of our traditional memory functions have been replaced by Google and other search tools, MindPartner™ is offered as a companion to aid with some of the traditional, everyday functions where an individual with Alzheimer’s needs support.
Gemini’s home office is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico although the Gemini team which includes staff, volunteers and partners is global.
WHAT WE OFFER01
AN ALTERNATIVE PATH
GUIDED BY PERSONAL INTEGRITY & HOPE
Our goal is to provide a vision for Alzheimer’s that is positive, action-oriented and focused on the individual.
WE ARE NOT WAITING FOR A CURE
We offer real solutions now and throughout the Alzheimer’s process.
TECHNOLOGY & CAREGIVING
TWO MINDS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
Today’s technology has made the impossible possible in many areas of life. We are officially adding Alzheimer’s to this list..
PRAISE FOR OUR APPROACH TO ALZHEIMER’S
One of my biggest frustrations as a Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association was the absence of books and materials that took the point of view of the Alzheimer’s patient instead of the medical establishment and the caregivers. “The Long Moment” offers a wonderful,...Carolyn Moore
This exciting book is not just for caregivers but offers people with Alzheimer’s a real voice to communicate their needs when conversational skills have disappeared. Richard Fenker offers us a personal and very unique perspective on how Alzheimer’s affects different types of consciousness and how...Jytte Lokvig
This book offers a fresh new approach to understanding how Alzheimer’s disease impacts our verbal, logical communication skills but leaves many other levels of consciousness largely unaffected. It speaks to the importance of the moment and offers caregivers a path, by focusing on long...Glenys Carl