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Enjoyable Touchscreen Game Apps-Short Term Memory Not Required

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by Ellen Blake

Are you looking to support your loved one with short term memory issues or dementia?

These touchscreen apps, researched by ActoDementia promote enjoyable and stimulating activities for people living with dementia. This website, created by a group of independent researchers, provides evidence based recommended apps.A short term working memory is not required to appreciate them.

ONLINE GAMES FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS (OR THOSE WITH SHORT TERM MEMORY ISSUES)

FREE

1. Solitaire

online games dementia patients

  • Popular single-player card game
  • Large, clear design of objects and text

  • Automatic prompts for inactivity

  • Multiple options to customize and improve accessibility

  • Unlimited hints available

Get it on Google Play

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More info

 

2. Color By Numbers-Flowers

online games dementia patients

  • Coloring activity in the paint-by-numbers genre, allowing users to transform a picture from black and white to color in a structured and ‘failure-free’ format.

  • Bright & clear design
  • Different game modes allow for various difficulty levels

  • Use of animations and sound effects to provide feedback

  • No adverts

Get it on Google Play

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More info

 

3. Jigty Jigsaw Puzzles

online games dementia patients

  • Intuitive control method

  • Jigsaw pieces ‘lock-in’ when placed

  • Option to create jigsaw puzzles using photos stored on device (with upgrade)

  • Adjustable difficulty level

  • Customizable background color

Get it on Google Play

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More info

4. Othello (Reversi)

online games dementia patients

  • Android only
  • A board game for 2 players (best if familiar with the game)
  • Gameplay hints available

  • Multiplayer (pass & play) mode available

  • Various difficulty modes available

  • Adjustable background colours to improve accessibility

    Get it on Google Play

    More info

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