Review of mobile applications (apps) for people with dementia

  Mobile health (mHealth) is a rapidly growing area with patients and healthcare professionals using applications (apps) on smartphones to help them manage chronic illness. Dementia is a growing problem worldwide for ageing populations and many mobile apps for this condition now exist. However, no review has been undertaken to determine the number and type of apps available for people with dementia or how they support self-management. Concerns about ethical issues and privacy around health-related apps are also emerging. This study will review the current state of the mobile app market for people with dementia and assess the content and functionality of available apps. It will also make suggestions about which apps are good quality and worthwhile for healthcare professionals to recommend and people with dementia to use.

  • Start Date:

    1 June 2018

  • End Date:

    31 December 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Burdett Trust for Nursing

  • Value:

    £7956

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