Created by potrace 1.12, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2015

Can mobile apps be used to improve cognitive stimulation for people with dementia?

Article by Annika Sutter

Older adults can improve their memory ability with regular cognitive exercise. Technology like computing, mobile and smart systems have the potential to transform how we deliver cognitive stimulation for people living with dementia.

Almost anyone with access to a tablet or a smartphone can now download a variety of high-quality brain exercise and cognitive stimulation apps. However, there is no comprehensive review of the effectiveness of those apps.

Therefore, it is imperative to investigate the efficacy of these apps thoroughly and important to review and gauge mobile inventions for cognitive stimulation.

Such an investigation can provide us with some answers as to what design features are the most efficient in supporting cognitive stimulation.

In this research project, a systematic review will be conducted on the studies of mobile apps, which have the capability to improve the cognitive stimulation of people with dementia.

Dr. Abdullah Al Mahmud

Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud lectures at the School of Design of Swinburne University of Technology. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the...

Find out more