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.
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!
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.
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