Dementia Friendly Video Games

My name is Heather I am a grandmother and a care worker who develops my own dementia-friendly mobile apps.

My first idea came to me on my first day working for the care home. It was having a demonstration of a sensory table mainly designed for children with special needs. The activity ladies and some carers were talking about gaming apps and how there are not that many designed specifically for the elderly or those with dementia that are easy to play.

I started thinking about how to go about developing gaming apps that are specifically for the elderly and those with dementia. As I'm studying a BA Hons in Health and Social Care with the Open University, I reached out to them for advice as to how to go about developing a gaming app – I had no coding abilities so they advised me to contact an app developer.”

With the help of Easy Apps Business and a lengthy conversation about my ideas for a set of six games in total, I developed my first game called the Retro Fish Game.  This took all of my budget and I have 5 more games I would like to build so that the elderly can have fun, free games to play.

With your help we can get the next game built.




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Heather Mead 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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