Children create app for dementia patients

Children create app for dementia patients

A team of schoolchildren who produced an app to help older people diagnosed with dementia have won an award for their project.

The group was made up of 15 children aged between nine and 16 from Soham Village College who entered the First Lego League (FLL) competition at Duxford Imperial War Museum, the Newmarket Journal reports.

The competition contained three parts, with the second of those being to complete a project that would improve the quality of life for older adults in the community.

For this task - that won them the FLL trophy - the team created the app Never 4Get, which aims to help older adults diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. The app includes a section containing large versions of familiar faces and some accompanying text to help the patient identify the person should they need it. A music player is incorporated as this can help to jog the memory and there is also the capability to write to-do lists.

Find out about dementia care and support services at Barchester care homes.