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
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.