5 iPad Apps for Dementia Clients

People with dementia can often make great use of touchscreen devices like iPads. Many “Apps” for these devices involve tactile and very simple to use interactions to play games and engage in activities that support memory. We thought it would be helpful to introduce you to a few… they really can change the quality of engaged moments for people with dementia.

Not Like the Others

By Irina Marina

This $0.99 app displays 4 objects and the player must determine the object that does not belong in this category. Three types of fruit and one car means the player selects the car. This type of deductive reasoning activates memories and may even spark some that have been suppressed. This app is sure to stimulate interactions with family and CAREgivers.


DoReMe Piano

By Giuseppe Calcagno

This FREE app turns any tablet into a piano. Music is especially meaning to people with dementia, it sparks memories and cultivates joy which directly translates into improved wellbeing.


Ocean Coloring Book!

By Peep Software

This FREE app allows a creative outlet, in very simple formats. Rated one of the best coloring books, it includes finger painting, finger coloring and blank page coloring. The unique features found in this app anyone feel like an artist! Click HERE to read why art is an important outlet for people with dementia.


Bubbles for Toddlers

By Stefano Frassi

This FREE app is simple, engaging, and a fun interactive game where the player simply pops bubbles for a delightful response. Touch the screen to create all the bubbles that you wish. Tap to pop the bubbles. Touch and hold to blow giant bubbles! Don’t underestimate the power of entertainment!


Aquarium Live

Nature & coral reef ocean scenes

By Voros Innovation

Turn your iPad into a beautiful aquarium! This FREE app is very relaxing, endless hours of engagement as ocean scenes bring forth beautiful fish, coral reefs, and endless beauty. An absolute must have for car trips and doctor visits.

iPads can also be used for accessing websites like YouTube and Pandora, which offer limitless video and music content.


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