Dementia apps

Apps for people with dementia

There's a variety of dementia apps available; some aim to improve interaction and communication with people with dementia, while others aim to support carers.

 App name  Description  

A Walk Through Dementia

A virtual reality app designed to help people get a fully immersive insight into the varied symptoms people with dementia can experience.
Read more about A Walk Through Dementia  

A Better Visit

An app for visitors, friends or family/whānau of people with dementia, to encourage interactions on their visits to residential care.
Read more about A Better Visit


An app to support carers looking after people with dementia.
Read more about Cognicare


An app to encourage interaction and conversation with people with mild-to-moderate dementia.
Read more about Thinkability

Learn more

Mobile health applications for people with dementia: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies(external link) Inform Health Soc Care. 2020 Apr.

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