Apps and services to help you remember

There are lots of apps to help you remember and manage your life day-to-day.

iReminisce

iReminisce is a life story, reminiscence and family inclusion app that helps alleviate loneliness, promotes socialisation and is proven to improve wellbeing for those living with a cognitive impairment such as dementia. Other family members can log in from anywhere, view your progress and comment on your story.

Available on iTunes App Store

 


 

It’s Done!

It's Done! helps confirm if you have completed tasks throughout the day. You tick 'Done' for each of your routine tasks, like locking the door, then later if you cannot remember if you locked the door, the It’s Done! app confirms that the task has been completed.

Available on iTunes App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Apps

 


 

Medisafe

Medisafe will remind users when to take medications and when a refill is due. It can record medications dosages, measurements and much more in Medisafe and provides medication reports. The app notifies a Med-Friend (family member or caretaker) if users don’t check in to record that they have taken their medication, so that they can remind users to take their medication if needed.

Available on iTunes App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Apps

 


 

MindMate

MindMate offers three different apps to make people living with Dementia more independent - one for the individual living with Dementia, one for family members and one specifically designed for residential care. 

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store 

 


 

Pill Manager

Pill Manager is a complete Medicine Management System. Alerts can be set to notify users as and when to take the medications. A history of medication usage is kept in the tool that can be viewed anytime or forwarded to a health care professional. Users can re-order their medication either by sending a list of medicines or an image of the prescription directly to a pharmacy (or surgery) of their choice.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store 

 


 

RemindMeCare

RemindMeCare is designed to build up a profile about an individual which helps professionals to provide personalised care at every stage. RemindMeCare is offered on a subscription basis for businesses and is free for the person and their family or friends to use.  


 

Talking Point

Talking Point is Alzheimer's Society's online support and discussion forum, for anyone affected by dementia. It's a place to read others' experiences, ask for advice, share information, join in discussions, and feel supported.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 



My Life Films

My Life Films is a charity that uses filmmaking to improve the lives of people with dementia. We make free films that tell their life-stories, celebrating memories and shifting focus away from the illness.


 

Park 'n Forget

Parking lots can be confusing and trying to locate your car amongst hundreds of other vehicles frustrates the most patient driver, young or old. Park 'n Forget helps you remember where you parked your car and even monitors the the amount of time spent in metered parking spots. When leaving your car in a parking deck pick the colour or number associated with the deck  level to pinpoint your location

Available on iTunes App Store 

 

 

 

Luminosity

The aging process often affects memory frustrating seniors who make great efforts to stay mentally active. Keep your mind sharp with this clever memory improvement app that contains hundreds of games and puzzles. Designed by neuroscientists, Luminosity is proven to benefit memory recall and information retention.

Available on iTunes App Store

 

 

 

Playlist for Life

Everyone has a soundtrack that takes them back to a certain place, reminds them of a friend or family member or a significant moment whenever they hear it. This app will allow users to create a personal playlist. The app works in assocation with the Spotify online music service to allow the user to listen to the music immediately.  With the app people can associate a song with memories or moods and different playlists for different occasions start to build. 

 

 

Find my iPhone/Find my Phone

Like the name implies, Find My iPhone/phone helps you find your missing device whilst also protecting the data stored on your phone in case of theft. Sign in with your Apple ID and you can remotely lock the device, display messages to whoever has your phone, play sounds and even erase the device completely.  Find my iPhone safeguards your smartphone and protects your personal information in case your phone is stolen. There is also an Android version.  This app is free.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

 

My House of Memories

My House of Memories allows you to explore objects from the past and share memories together, It can be used by anyone but has been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their carers. Browse through objects from across the decades, brought to life through multimedia, to reminisce about a range of everyday objects from school life to sport. Save objects to your own memory tree, memory box or memory timeline. Create personal profiles for different people so they can save their favourite objects and look at them again. Find out more about living well with dementia and how carers can support people through memory activities you can do together.

Available on iTunes App Store

 

 

 

Brainscape

Brainscape is for Apple iPad or iPhone users. This app not only helps with memory skill, it also assists with streamlining thought processes.  It lets users pick out the way they wish to study and learn new material. It allows users to create their own flashcards to study a certain specific subject they have an interest in. It recognises that not everyone learns the same way so it lets users adjust how they wish to proceed.

 

 

Brain Workout

Brain Workout calls itself "The Best Free Addictive Games Brain Game Factory Puzzle". It is a fun escape that lets players use a variety of methods to sharpen brain function. The games analyse memory, concentration, reaction and accuracy ability. Users can track their performance. It also keeps track so users can see how much their scores have increased over time. Seniors find this is also a wonderful to have fun by comparing their scores with those of friends.

Available on Google Play Store

 

 

 

Fit Brain

Fit Brain is made by the wonderful folks at Rosetta Stone. It is an iPad and iPhone app and is one of the most popular and easiest to use which can be a blessing for those seniors that are not very familiar with technology.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as guidance only and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames cannot accept any responsibility for any product pricing or whether it will suit your needs.