With a wealth of information out there, it can be difficult to know where to find the most accurate and helpful advice to support you to live well. That’s why Home Instead have teamed up with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) to provide you with bespoke access to the best health and care apps on the market.

From apps relating to nutrition and exercise to those guiding you on managing age-related conditions, you can be assured that any apps shown on this site have undergone a rigorous review and quality assurance process. Expert reviewers work closely with national health bodies and health service providers such as the national NHS Digital programme to accredit the most reputable apps to ensure you are getting the most valuable information.

Featured Dementia Apps

Here’s the picks of the top 5 dementia apps that are available on ORCHA for #DementiaActionWeek.

1. MindMate: For A Healthy Brain

The award-winning
 MindMate® app transforms and maintains health and wellness through daily workouts and mental activities. With brain games to stimulate your mind, physical workouts that will shape your body and nutrition advice and recipes to fuel your healthy lifestyle.

2. DST: Dementia Test

The DST (Dementia Screening Test) is the only dementia test which is recognized as a medical device by Health Authorities. The DST very effectively detects early dementia stages, and can reliably distinguish between the different dementia severity levels.

3. Sound Doctor

The films are short and easy to understand but crucially they form a structured and coherent approach to education about long-term conditions which is unique.

4. Team Doctor

TeamDoctor has a unique offering for the workplace. We offer health and wellbeing content which is NHS endorsed, very well evaluated and designed to help people better understand workplace health issues and give them the tools to manage those issues differently.

5. The InspireD App

The InspireD Reminiscence App. Supporting people living with dementia and their carers to share memories and maintain relationships. This is your life, your story, your app.

You can find out more about these apps – and many other health apps – including reviews and how to download them using the ORCHA Appfinder Library. If you are using any of the above apps or know of other apps that might be beneficial to others then please let us know so that we can share with the Dementia Friendly Swansea Community.