Monday, September 19, 2016

Using An iPad With A Dementia Patient

I love to use my iPad for learning about new things.  I also realize that grandma can enjoy an iPad too. There are many apps that could be used with dementia patients.  Grandma and I had a lot of fun playing Stack The States.  There are special apps that are very useful with dementia patients.  In the next few weeks, I will be reviewing apps for Alzheimer's patients, and give you my opinion.  In the mean time, I suggest that you take out your iPad and explore it with your loved one!  (I am trying to create an app, but I am only 9 years old, need to learn a lot about coding first! :-)

Tips For Using the iPad or Tablet With a Dementia Patient

  1. Do not worry about the rules
  2. Be patient (Grandma was amazed that she could touch the screen to make things move
  3. Choose activities that your loved one enjoys
  4. Show the person beautiful flowers or places
  5. Listen to music and play fun games

1 comment:

  1. This is so very thoughtful of you to take the time to educate others. I wish you the best, Hailey!