‘How Do I?’ aims to support people with dementia through a smartphone
'How Do I?' is a smartphone application that has been developed to help people with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is partnering with the team through our Accelerator Programme.
Many people with dementia struggle to remain independent and live at home for as long as they wish.
‘How Do I?’ aims to change that by helping people with dementia to live independently for longer.
How does the app work?
This clever app links videos to objects in your home, through your smartphone. The aim is to help people with dementia to carry out everyday tasks like boiling a kettle. The app flashes up simple how-to videos when a smartphone scans an object.
The videos not only provide prompts of daily routines – such as how to make a cup of tea or take a bath – but can also remind people with dementia of forgotten memories. Loved ones are able to record an explanation of a photo, and the memory it captures.
Partnering with ‘How Do I?’
Alzheimer’s Society is partnering with ‘How Do I?’ for 12 months through our Accelerator Programme. Partners receive £100,000 to help develop their product and bring their idea to life.
Through ongoing evaluation involving people affected by dementia we will be supporting ‘How Do I?’ in optimising this app to create the best possible fit for people living with dementia.