Today sees the launch of a brand new website, AcTo Dementia, where the primary focus is to recommend Accessible Touchscreen apps for people living with dementia.
All of the apps on this website, whether currently featured or forthcoming, have been tested using an evidence-based app selection framework by researchers from the University of Sheffield and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Initially the focus is on games and entertainment apps to provide independent activities for people living with dementia, although in the future this will expand to include other types of apps as well.
AcTo Dementia launches with six app recommendations, with many more to follow through regular updates from the research team.
In addition to app recommendations, the site also features:
- Step-by-step guides to support people with dementia using touchscreen devices independently or with the support of family, friends or professional caregivers
- A community forum for users to interact with each other and with the research team, to, for example, share their own experiences of using touchscreen devices or suggest new apps for future review
- Information about members of the research team and their work, including publications relating to the AcTo Dementia project
We encourage you to explore and interact with the website now, and feel free to leave any comments or feedback through the forum, the contact page or any comments box below individual reviews and news articles.