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Great Apps for People with Dementia or Alzheimer's

by Sarasota Bay Club

Chances are when you think about coping mechanisms for neurological diseases, apps are the furthest thing from your mind. However, there are many apps designed to improve patient's quality of life and reduce the burden on their caregivers.

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These apps offer innovative solutions for patients who struggle with memory, organization, and communication. Here are a few apps worth exploring:


My Reef 3D Aquarium

Using this app, seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's can create a virtual aquarium and interact with over 40 species of fish. The app, also allows the patient to zoom in on specific fish or feed them, which can help enhance cognitive function and provide a soothing experience.

This can help enhance cognitive function and provide a soothing experience. Download on iOS and Android for free, or get an ad-free version on iOS for $2.99.


The MindMate app is a research-based mobile application that helps people with declining cognitive disorders like dementia. MindMate is an all-around app that provides mind-engaging activities, physical exercise programs, and nutritional advice to keep the body healthy.



Developed by the University of Stirling and Space Architecture (Europe) Ltd, the Iridis app offers advice to dementia patient caregivers. Caregivers can use the app for tips on noise reduction, room lighting regulations, and furnishings. You can download the app for free on iOS and Android. 


The Nymbl app provides balance training tools that help reduce the risk of falls. Although the app requires monthly subscriptions, check with your insurance provider to find out whether the app is covered. You can get the app on iOS or Android.  


Flower Garden

Nature, especially green gardens, provides therapeutic benefits to people with dementia or Alzheimer's. The Flower Garden app brings these therapeutic benefits to your loved one digital device.

For as low as $3, your loved one can interact with virtual nature to get a calming therapeutic effect. In addition, your loved ones can grow virtual bouquets and share them with friends. You can get the app on Apple Store

Let's Create! Pottery

If your loved ones have a taste for art, they can derive relaxing therapeutic benefits from the Let's Create! Pottery app. The app allows them to stimulate their artistic imagination while managing their stress. Get the app on Google Play for as low as $3.  


Luminosity is one of the more advanced apps on this list, but it will cost you a little more. The application has an annual subscription of $59.99, which covers more than 40 cognitive training activities to help improve memory, language, and mathematical skills. You can access a free trial package on iOS or Android

At the Sarasota Bay Club, we offer several levels of care, from independent living to assisted, and skilled nursing care. We use the latest technologies to engage our residents, all while providing the best personal care possible. Learn more about our residences and additional services by scheduling a tour today. 

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