A Walk Through Dementia 4+

Alzheimers Research UK

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.3 • 11 Ratings
    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


A Walk Through Dementia is an innovative virtual reality app developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

Please note, the app is no longer compatible with a Google Cardboard headset, but can still be experienced headset-free.

This immersive app puts you in the shoes of someone with dementia to give an insight into the varied symptoms people with dementia can experience in everyday life. Please note that A Walk Through Dementia will only work on devices equipped with a gyroscope. You can also experience A Walk Through Dementia in YouTube 360 videos at http://www.awalkthroughdementia.org/.

Voiced by Dame Harriet Walter, and with an introduction from Jon Snow, A Walk Through Dementia is designed to help users think beyond memory loss to gain a fuller understanding of the practical and emotional impact of the condition. The app uses a combination of computer generated environments and 360 degree video sequences to illustrate in powerful detail how even the most everyday task of making a cup of tea can become a challenge for someone with dementia.

Unfolding over three scenarios, the user is tasked with buying ingredients, taking them home and making a cup of tea for their family. A supermarket environment reveals difficulties at the checkout, counting money, reading the shopping list, busy environments and finding items.

A second street sequence illustrates problems people with dementia may face with navigation, visual-spatial problems and disorientation.

Finally, back at home, making tea for visiting family presents challenges around memorising instructions, visual symptoms and coordination problems.

Developed with the help of people living with dementia, and with support from UCL’s Dementia Research Centre, A Walk Through Dementia from Alzheimer’s Research UK is an innovative, free and unique perspective on a condition that affects 850,000 people in the UK.

What’s New

Version 2.0

App updated for latest iOS version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

FIFA Beast ,


This app cured my dementia

Stargirljess ,

Really cool learning app

This was a wonderful visual walk through the challenges and symptoms of dementia. Highly recommend!

Mash book ,

It’s aight

Absolutely dismal

App Privacy

The developer, Alzheimers Research UK, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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