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The Best 5 iPad Apps For Working With People With Dementia – Active! [VIDEO]

AliveAlive! is a UK charity founded in 2009 and now working to provide stimulating activities in over 200 care homes and day centres across the South and South West of England. Alive!’s work with iPads has allowed older people to become more involved in shaping the activities themselves, creating sessions which are specific to each participant. In a recent post at myageingparent Alive! shared their Top Five iPad Apps for People With Dementia:

iFish Pond – a gentle and easy to use fishing simulation „for residents who enjoyed fishing in their earlier years while being a nice all-round sensory experience for any individual“

[youtube http://youtu.be/nkotiLyHTOE]
Let’s Create! Pottery – an app that „creates a relaxing, therapeutic experience for … those who have creative interests“

[youtube http://youtu.be/CVbxMTX7McQ]
Augment – to let residents experience the presence of things they know, i.e. place a pig in the room to amaze a former farmer

[youtube http://youtu.be/jbDP-QAcP4I]
FlowerGarden – „for participants who used to enjoy growing plants and are missing their former gardens“

[youtube http://youtu.be/FeDqfYzT3B8]

an YouTube itself – „to once again see their favourite films or hear their favourite music“

Via Top Five iPad Apps for People With Dementia

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2013 by in Apps, Dementia, iPad, VIDEO and tagged , , , , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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