A Walk Through Dementia app

A virtual reality app designed to help people get a fully immersive insight into the varied symptoms people with dementia can experience in everyday life.

A Walk Through Dementia  By Alzheimer’s Research UK
Features
  • Immersive virtual experience
  • Three everyday situations, in which symptoms that pose challenges to people with dementia are demonstrated 

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? No
  • require internet access? Yes, to download, but not to use it.
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

This app uses virtual reality to give an idea of the challenges faced by people with dementia. Using 3 everyday scenarios (at the supermarket, on the road and at home), users are given insight into some of the symptoms that people with different forms of dementia may experience. The aim is to provide a fuller understanding of the practical and emotional impact of the condition.      

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PROS CONS 

✔ Quick and easy to download, clear instructions.

✘ Would be better with the cardboard cover that you need to make yourself – not sure how many people will actually do that.

Review details

Date of review: May 2020
Platform reviewed: Apple
Download size: 845.9 MB

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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Last reviewed: 07 May 2020