Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Dementia-Friendly Home app

The Dementia-Friendly Home app has been launched by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. Using interactive 3D game technology Unreal Engine, the tablet app provides carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.

Based on ten Dementia Enabling Environment Principles, The Dementia-Friendly Home app recommends practical changes that prompt a carer to think about how the home can be changed in a way that may assist the person living with dementia. Many of the app suggestions are small, inexpensive ideas, such as placing labels with pictures on cupboard doors. More significant changes include installing motion sensors that turn lights on and off when people walk through the house and changing busily patterned wall or floor coverings.

The Dementia-Friendly Home app is now available for iPad from the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-dementia-friendly-home/id1051978132?mt=8> and Android tablets from the Google Play Store (link is external)<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.alzheimersaustraliavic.dementiafriendlyhome> for $2.99.

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