A Better Visit app

An app for visitors, friends or family/whānau of people with dementia, to encourage interactions on their visits to residential care.

A Better Visit By Dementia Australia
Features
  • Interactive
  • Games

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? Not needed 
  • have a privacy policy? Not needed
  • require internet access? Not once downloaded
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

A Better Visit app is designed to enhance communication and facilitate positive social interactions between people with dementia and their visitors. 
Often family members struggle to interact and engage with a family member who no longer recognises them.

The app comprises games or activities that can be done together and in this way engages the person with dementia and stimulates discussion and enjoyment. You may need to explain games and read out questions, and try to engage your co-player by demonstrating, gently guiding, encouraging and turn taking. For the complete app description, go to the app website, Google PlayApp Store or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews. 

PROS CONS 

✔ Has 8 activities to choose from 

✔ Easy to use

✘  Music can be annoying

 

Review details

Date of review: May 2020
Platform reviewed: Apple

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