MEMORY BOX! is a smartphone application that we love. Commissioned by the Queen of Sweden, it aims to serve as a memory aid and a conversation inspiration to support relatives and caregivers of the elderly and those suffering from dementia. It contains visual, musical and written tips for conversations and a memory support of famous events and topics during the 20th century.
TALKING POINT is the Alzheimer’s Society online support and discussion forum app. It provides instant access to their discussion forum so someone living with dementia or their carer can seek advice about anything, share information, learn from others experiences and join in the discussion.
LEGACY STORIES is a wonderful App. It lets you record an elder's voice reminiscing over an old photograph. One of our team uses it with her Mom... it's awesome! It is another great way for kids to connect with the elders at home!
MY HOUSE OF MEMORIES is a free app that allows you to explore objects from the past and share memories together. It can be used by anyone, but has been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their carers.
BOOK OF YOU is a fantastic interactive book app that uses the benefits of reminiscence therapy to create a personal life story of someone living with dementia, by capturing the precious moments that make up their lives and who they are.
GREYMATTERS is a tablet application that aims to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers. Through an interactive life storybook, paired with music and games, the app helps patients and families preserve yesterday's memories, as well as share today's joyful moments.
CLEVERMIND is an app specifically designed for patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This app includes cognitive training tools such as games and puzzles, as well as food and nutrition tools, medical information and social networking abilities.
THE TEN ABSOLUTES - The best advice on interacting with someone living with Dementia!
ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
MISSING LINKS PROJECT is a series of interactive media programs designed to reignite lost memories in those afflicted with early stages of dementia. The programs contain clips of songs, TV shows, sports, historical and movie events organized by year. The specially-prepared User’s Guides encourage active participation of the caregiver or youth volunteer and the patient. AIF uses Missing Links in its educational guides for youth.
MEMORY BRIDGE founded by the visionary Michael Verde, like the AIF, creates programs to connect people with dementia to their family, friends, and other people in their local community. They also create programs that reveal to the general public the depths of the memory that dementia does not erase. AIF is thrilled to be their partners.
CREATIVE CAREGIVING GUIDE is an amazing resource from our friends at The National Center for Creative Aging. Using any available computer, tablet, or smartphone you can learn, experience, and share vibrant and research-based creative caregiving exercises to help you and your care partner flourish through the art of caregiving - all from the convenience of your own home, office, support network, or care setting. Here is a great video explaining the guide: