What is it: Memory Box is a great app to help with the caring of dementia patients. This teaches us how best to support interactions with empathy and compassion, which proves to be extremely salient when it comes to dementia patients.
How it works: After downloading the app, you may choose your desired language between English, Swedish or Danish. Next, you are led to a home screen where there are visual, musical and written tips for conversations and memory support. These conversation inspirations are in the form of images of famous people and places that had formed pieces and patches of their life tapestry.
This relevant information serves to evoke memories from the 20th Century era to slow down the cognitive degenerative process. For example, music, which is often associated with memories. Music in various categories of decades and genres is available in the app’s extensive adapted music library. This is made available by leveraging on another Swedish tech-wonder, Spotify’s technology and service!
Furthermore, the purposeful conversation inspirations are well-framed to help the elderly look back in the glory of their youth. This provides a fascinating feature, thereby helping us forge bonding ties.
Did we also mention that you can save your favourite memories in a scrapbook? Such user-friendly personalisation makes the tool useful- be it in the professional care setting or with the interaction between family members!
Best for: Inspiring caregivers with interactions with the elderly or dementia patients
Value Offering: The colourful and easy-to-use interface helps tremendously for its target audience- the elderly or dementia patients. Also, it allows us to start immediate sessions. This allows caregivers to focus on the quality of social interactions beyond the app, building substantial relationships.
Hype Level: The app was started in 2015 by Swedish Care International and Forum for Elderly Care with the vision to contribute to a dementia friendly society. Currently, they have garnered over 5,500 likes on their Facebook page. You may download the app in both iOS and Andriod platforms!Memory Box - An App For Dementia Patients Click To Tweet