GreyMatters: Reaching Beyond Dementia by GreyMatters Care LLC (iPad)
Released: Mar 15, 2015
Version: 1.0.5
Size: 408 MB
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GreyMatters: Reaching Beyond Dementia

GreyMatters Care LLC
GreyMatters is a tablet application that aims to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers. Through an interactive life storybook, paired with music & games, the app helps patients and families preserve yesterday’s memories, as well as share today’s joyful moments. With a strong belief that people with dementia are "still here," GreyMatters taps into the abilities that remain to keep individuals engaged and connected.

Inspired by time spent with my late grandmother, Frieda, who suffered from advanced vascular dementia, GreyMatters is built on the activities that worked best to draw out her long term memory and spirit, and have worked for many others as well. These activities include: hearing stories from one's life, looking through old family photos, and listening to music from one's youth. Reminiscence therapy and life story work are powerful tools used in dementia care that can help to improve quality of life for both memory-impaired individuals and their caregivers.

The app allows you to do the following:

• Create a Personalized Life Storybook:
Customize "My Life" story pages for your loved one, filled with long term memories from his/her life. Upload your own family photos, accompanied by simple text and voice narration to evoke memories from younger years & foster communication.

• Record & Share New Memories:
Instantly capture special moments that occur while using the app together – whether a sparked memory or a smile. Share these “I Remember” videos with family members on the spot.

• Reflect on the World:
Look through pre-loaded "My World" story pages filled with universal content that appeals to your loved one’s interests based on generation–such as entertainers, films, history & pop culture from the 1930s, 40s & 50s. Enjoy 6 free content packs – more content is available for purchase within the app.

• Create a Custom Reminder:
This audiovisual reminder, containing photos, text and voice narration, can reassure your loved one about his/her surroundings. The reminder can be tailored to questions most often asked by an individual, helping to avoid embarrassment and quell anxiety.

• Listen to Music & Play Games:
Create custom playlists from your iTunes library for your loved one to enjoy while viewing story pages. Music can be an incredibly powerful tool in drawing out long term memories. In addition, play a game of memory cards together featuring familiar content from your loved one’s life.

• Create Multiple Profiles:
GreyMatters works very well in both a private, home setting or a larger care facility because you can upload individual profiles for each person in your care. Each user's personalized story pages, music playlist, profile and My World content will be saved for later use.

The app also features great resources from the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in our Help section. Here, you can find helpful tips for doing activities with a loved one with dementia, as well as other important resources for caregiver support.

We hope that you enjoy using this app with your loved one or person in your care, and that it helps you experience many more joyful moments together.

What's new in version 1.0.5
- Fixes a bug that can cause previously saved content to be removed from display
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Our verdict: Good
  • + GreyMatters: Reaching Beyond Dementia is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is free.
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