Anyone caring for someone with dementia will know the art of conversation can become a labour or love.
Loss of connection, feelings of isolation and communication issues are some of the most difficult challenges when caring for people living with dementia.
What is AmuseIT?
AmuseIT is a fun activity that has been designed specifically to bring people together through conversation thanks to more than 1000 simple, yet very visual, quiz questions. Caregivers, family and friends, of people living with dementia, can use the app to facilitate a valuable shared experience based around the imagery and questions.
“The AmuseIT app provides a communication tool that stimulates that vital connection between carer and person with dementia. Users do not need to be experienced computer users or familiar with technology. The app is very intuitive to use and can provide that first step to learning a new skill. The app supports memory, reasoning and decision making and also enhances personal connections and relationships,” said Carey Fletcher of AmuseIT.
The app can easily be downloaded onto a tablet or iPad.
How does it work?
Choose a quiz category and sub category
From a wide selection of topics to match all interest;
Try all types of sub-categories, you might be surprised where you discover hidden knowledge;
Full application runs offline.
Use questions and image as a conversation starter
Question level set automatically for each quiz;
Age appropriate questions;
Flexibility to determine the number of questions;
Enhancement for shaky hands.
Who are we?
AmuseIT is a New Zealand based software company who designed and developed the app with a wide range of groups and individuals in our community who are either experiencing dementia personally or who are caring for someone with dementia.
Cognitive accessibility was considered in every aspect of our applications design.
"I didn't realise how beneficial the application was until I used it with my client with dementia ...He completely lit up when he saw something that he recognised, and his wife was excited by his reaction. I was able to see them work together to discover the answers."
- Kelsey Lane, Social worker at Age Concern Christchurch