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10 Apps to help the elderly and make life easier

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Claire Gauden
Written by Claire Gauden

Here at Age Space we have compiled a list of useful apps to help the elderly.

Apps are a great way to help with daily reminders to keep health in check, they are also great for games to keep the mind sharp.

Apps to help the elderly for Health Purposes

1. Pill Reminder Pro

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This handy app sends a daily text message reminder to take the right medication at the right time.

Price: 99p   Download: Android

2. Equal Eyes

This is a great app as it makes mobile devices more visible for older people with poorer sight.

3. Pocket Physio

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This free app by Care UK is an easy to use guide to physiotherapy exercises to prepare and recover from orthopaedic surgery

Price: FREE   Download: (Android)

4. Dragon Dictation

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A handy tool which allows the user to use their voice to dictate a text message or email.

Price: FREE    Download: (Apple)

5. Skyguard

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Software to transform a mobile phone into a personal safety device.

Price: FREE Download, Free 30 day trial and then £6.00 per month.   Download: Apple, Android and Windows.

Apps for Entertainment Purposes

6. Clevermind App

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The Clevermind App is a voice activated app to help stimulate the cognitive abilities of seniors and people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Price: Free    Download: Apple

7. Luminosity

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Luminosity is a web-based application that uses games to improve cognitive abilities. Provides information about memory, brain health and cognition.

Price: FREE   Download: (Apple)

8. Words with Friends

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This app is similar to Scrabble but allows the user to play multiple players online.

Price: FREE    Download: (Android)

9. Imutt

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Imutt is the Dogs Trust app that has a game that allows users to feed, play, walk and interact with a virtual pooch, this is a great game for dog lovers to play without having to leave the comfort of their own home.

Price: FREE, donations accepted   Download: (Apple)

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10. Park & Forget

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This application helps you in finding your parked car. All you have to do is press a button to save your car’s location and forget about it. In case you get lost, launch the app and hit “Locate car” button. You’ll get directed towards your car. The app also lets you take the picture of your parked car, to better help you locate your car.

Price: FREE   Download: (Apple)

About the author

Claire Gauden

Claire Gauden

Claire is regional manager for Age Space in Dorset and also owns her own reflexology practice. She lives in the beautiful Bride Valley with her husband, two children and a very mischievous border terrier. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and has a keen interest in women's literature. Claire is also passionate about her work with local charities.