call to mind board game for dementia

Call to Mind – Board game for people with dementia

Laura Templeton designed a board game for individuals with dementia.  It was developed after over 20 years of research and testing.  Call to Mind is a simple game that helps get to know and understand the thinking, likes, and dislikes of someone with dementia.   In addition to getting to know someone with dementia, the game […]

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Simple Music Player for Dementia

Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  Many of these individuals, however, have a hard time trying to operate modern music-playing equipment.  This is where the Simple Music Player may come in handy. The Simple Music Player has […]

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Vera – Music wellness for dementia

Music can be a powerful tool for individuals with or without special needs.  A new app, Vera, is dedicated to helping individuals with dementia by creating personalized playlists that stir different parts of the brain.   According to the app’s description, the app can “bring joy, reduce agitation, and improve the quality of life.”  To help […]

Monday Tech Tip: Grey Matters app for people with dementia.

Anna Leung, Assistive Technology Specialist, at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us an app called Grey Matters, which is a tablet application that “aims to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers”. Check it out here:

Flood and Water Temperature Detectors for People with Dementia

People who have dementia may have trouble detecting the height of water in a bathtub. This could lead unnecessary damage to a person’s home or even injuring themselves. Here’s a short list of assistive technology devices that can help make life more safe. Starfish Bath Alarm This device sucks to the side of the bathtub. You […]

Friday Podcast: AT Alternative Financing Programs, iPad 3, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Training, Morgan’s Wonderland Giveaway, Zoom Reader for iPhone

Information from the INDATA Project is now available via podcast! Every Friday, the INDATA Project will release two podcasts featuring new assistive technology projects. The podcasts are available for viewing on the INDATA Project website and on iTunes. The “Assistive Technology Update” is a fast-paced weekly update for AT professionals and enthusiasts. The “Accessibility Minute” is designed […]