The Alzheimers community has a potentially powerful tool at their disposal in the form of the iPhone, iPod Touch and (large screen) iPad to help improve the quality of life for those with the disease as well as their caregivers. Alzheimers Apps identifies apps that may improve the quality of life for those who have some form of dementia by featuring apps that calm, engage, and/or lift spirits.
The goal is to leverage these app-inspired activities resulting in an improved interaction with caregivers and visitors. Grandchildren, for example, can find familiar music, games, or activities in apps that can be enjoyed together perhaps stimulating discussion by one who is normally less communicative.
Alzheimers Apps is part of a series of apps associated with the Healthful Apps application, released recently to very favorable reviews. Healthful Apps includes other relevant app categories such as Relaxation Apps, Mood Lifters, Memory & Focus Apps, and Caregiver Apps.
Alzheimers Apps will help you begin the process of identifying apps that may have a significant chance of success. Everyones situation and preferences are different, so results will vary. Once you have tried them, a peer review feedback mechanism within the app allows you to share with others your experience of what works and what doesnt.