Dementia Talk App
Are you a family caregiver or professional caring for someone with dementia?
Dementia Talk is a mobile app that helps you respond to challenging behaviours at home.
App users have access to six main features:
1. Behaviour Tracker
A behaviour tracker that helps keep track on behavioural symptoms and generates a graph that helps identify any patterns as well as follow up on progression over time.
2. Behaviour Care Plan
Behaviour Care Plan – where caregivers are guided in creating a personalized plan to address specific behavioural symptoms browsing through a list of potential, literature based triggers and clinically proven strategies.
3. Medication list
Medication list – to keep track on medications. This feature also alerts to medications that according to the literature might be unfit for persons with dementia.
Scheduler – A place for the caregiver to keep track on schedule and tasks
5. My Team
My Team – allows caregivers to invite other members of the circle of care such as: personal support worker, clinicians, other family members, etc. to join their account so they can view and/or participate in the care. For example team members pending on permission granted by the caregiver can help track behaviours and be assigned to specific tasks through the App.
6. Caregiver corner
Caregiver corner – a corner dedicated to the caregiver to provide self-care tips, mindfulness exercise and link to services.
Use your smartphone to track and develop effective responses to behaviours and emotions of persons with dementia at home. Connect your learnings with members of their circle of care.
The app was created at the Reitman Centre, Sinai Health System by Einat Danieli, an occupational therapist who was inspired by her own experiences working with caregivers to create a technological solution that addressed their concerns.
The Dementia Talk App was supported by grants from the Centre for Brain Health and Aging (CABHI) and CIRA.