Great Apps for Older Adults that Provide Cognitive Activities

Research has shown that individuals that engage in cognitive activities are less likely to have dementia and experience cognitive decline. If they do already have some degree of cognitive impairment, engaging in cognitive activities has been shown to slow or even reverse cognitive impairment.



Alliance Senior Care goes beyond traditional home care services by promoting the overall wellness of our clients. Alliance Senior Care’s Integrated Wellness Program includes:

• Cognitive Activities
• Physical Activities
• Social and Emotional Activities
• Nutrition and Hydration
• Compliance and Coordination

Cognitive Activities are identified for each of our clients, based upon their current capabilities and their personal preferences. Below are 5 great apps to use for Older Adults, but also those with cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Mindmate Cost: Free
Promotes health and wellness with brain games to stimulate your mind, physical workouts that will shape your body and nutrition advice and recipes to fuel your healthy lifestyle.
Brain workouts focus on the 4 core cognitive abilities and enhance critical thinking skills:
• Problem Solving
• Speed
• Memory
• Attention


Real Jigsaw Cost: Free
Jigsaw puzzle app that allows you to adjust the number of pieces in the puzzle from 9 to 1000


Pocket Pond 2 Cost: Free
Raise, feed, breed, play with and sell thousands of different kinds of koi. Decorate your pond and make it beautiful. This is a great relaxing app, particularly for individuals that prone to agitation.


Word Search Colourful Cost: Free
Colorful word searches. The app allows you to adjust the difficulty level and the font size.


Piano with Songs Cost: Free
Piano with Songs allows the user to learn and play the piano. Whether you are a beginner or have not played in years, you can learn to play with the app. They have thousands of songs to choose from including classical and top artists from each decade. Music is a great way to unlock good memories.


If you are caring for someone that is experiencing cognitive decline, call Alliance Senior Care at (248) 274-2170. We assist our clients and their families in promoting overall wellness and caring for their loved ones.



If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Home Care Bloomfield Hills MI, please contact the caring staff at Alliance Senior Care today.
Call (248) 274-2170.

Dina Zubi Hurnevich

Director and Co-Owner at Alliance Senior Care
Dina is the Director and co-owner of Alliance Senior Care, which provides care for seniors in their own home so that they may age in place serving Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties since 2009. Dina is also a Care Manager Certified (CMC) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).

Alliance Senior Care provides all the services that a senior would need to remain in their own home, housekeeping, meal preparation, companionship, bathing, dressing, shopping, errands and transportation to activities, as well as care coordination and Geriatric Care Management Services. Alliance Senior Care has expertise in providing dementia care, Alzheimer's care, hospice care, identifying alternative financing solutions and care coordination. Alliance Senior Care has developed relationships with the largest Long Term Care Insurance companies in the industry including; John Hancock, Lincoln Financial, Bankers Life, CNA and others. Dina has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. She left her career in corporate Finance to start Alliance Senior Care with her husband, Brian. Dina has also had the very personal experience of caring for her own family members. She is an active member of the Aging Life Care Association.

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