CogniCare – support for dementia care app

CogniCare – support for dementia care app

  • An app to support carers looking after people with dementia.
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CogniCare app By CogniHealth


  • Health and wellbeing tracking.
  • Can share reports.
  • Education and information.
  • Alerts and reminders.
  • Support for carers.
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? Yes (user can determine how much information they put in)
  • Require a login? No (to just access resources); Yes to personalise it
  • Have password protection? Yes
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? Yes

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Cost Free
How to get the app

CogniCare app aims to support carers looking after people with dementia. The app has numerous features, including:

  • tracks changes in behaviour, health and wellbeing
  • notes to capture details of incidents and activities
  • resources including articles, videos and tips from reputable organisations such as Alzheimer's Society (UK)
  • reports to monitor progress
  • schedule to manage medication, events and daily activities.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


Easy to use.

Lots of features to support carers, including voice-based interactive technology.

All support information is UK-based.


Clinical review

4 star review

: Dr Helen Kenealy, geriatrician and general physician, Counties Manukau DHB
Date of review: May 2020
Platform: Android
Version: 2.1
Comments: An app to tailor dementia care needs to an individual, designed to monitor and track activities including note taking, audio, reports on request, resources and events search function. The basics of this app are very useful for caregivers living or in close contact with someone with dementia. Currently the functions such as support services and events are all UK based so not relevant to New Zealand. But I feel there is plenty there to be of use to a New Zealand-based person. You can use the app for the resources without getting a login if you prefer. If you want to get a login then it will be more personalised and can help record and track and report on relevant activities.
Safety concerns: No
New Zealand relevance: Yes – although the app is UK based and developed so all of the resources are currently UK, eg, dementia research from Alzheimer's Research UK, support services and events, but there is still plenty of useful features and information. 

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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