Dementia Dictionary 17+

Dementia Dictionary

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings
    • Free



Working together to improve our understanding of Dementia.
One of the biggest challenges for people that work or live with people who have dementia is the progressive change in communication that occurs throughout the stages of the disease. In most forms of dementia the ability to speak normally will be impaired and therefore the brain will find new ways to communicate via actions, noises, behaviours and body language, this is called the Language of Dementia. The Dementia Dictionary “a freely available service” allows us to translate these into a recognised language. Working with a global network of Dementia Interpreters we will share experiences and ultimately help you to re-connect with the people that you support.

We believe the best people to help create the content of the Dementia Dictionary are the people who have 'first hand' experiences of supporting people with dementia. Care professionals (at every level and care setting) and families who have or are supporting people with dementia combined have so much knowledge to share that will be for the benefit of everyone.

Through the global Dementia Interpreters forum, Dementia Interpreters will discuss different behaviours, noises, actions, emotions, body language and translate these into an understandable language. These translations will then be published into the Dementia Dictionary.

What’s New

Version 1.6.4

Interpretation form improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

90mjp ,

You need this app!

The dementia dictionary enables everyone to reconnect with their loved ones and people they support who are living with dementia.
It helps you to understand why they are doing and saying the things they are and turns ‘negative behaviours’ into positive communications. Everyone needs this app!
I wish this had been available 12 years ago when I started working in care, it would’ve made such a positive difference to the support I was able to offer and would’ve transformed the lives of the people I supported.
Having completed the Dementia Interpreter course enables me to get involved in the forum on the app as well. This lets me get involved in conversations that can help people all around the world and learn so much from other people’s experiences.
Once again, everyone needs this app!!

Keith Sleightholm ,

Must have app to learn about Dementia

Dementia is a challenging and difficult condition to understand but this app made it easier to understand and therefore improve the care I provide. Thank you.

Madarakari ,

Good tool in the pocket

Wow! What an excellent idea. Its free to download, what an amazing tool for the people who loves caring people.

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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