A simple Clock and Calendar for users and carers
"Thank you, this app helped me and my mother so much. She stopped having to ask me the same questions over and over all day. It enabled her to relax and enjoy the moment without having to spend all her energy trying to keep appointments in her head. It enabled her to trust that I was on top of things. She could see that I was covering the things she was struggling with. It made her feel secure in a world that had some order again. She became lighter and our conversations became richer. Amazing App that transformed our lives."
Blair Hunter (Dementia Diary user)
We always try to accommodate user requests, the following updates are recent additions.
Fully configurable displays with Layout mode
Colour settings by day or time of day
The basic screen can display the following information:
Dynamically linked to your calendar(s), [requires access permissions to calendar] Dementia Diary displays one all day event and up to three calendar events with day, date and time of day information in a simple to read and highly configurable format.
The application just displays this information, no data is stored or shared by the app.
Quick Configuration Options:
Long press top left (time) for access to menu options.
Long press top right (date) to change screen colours (and clock image).
Long press second line (day) to access this website help.
Long Press third line (time of day) to change the info displayed on the screen.
The menu options have over 100 configuration options to use.
A variety of display colour settings/configurations are available to stimulate the senses. (Long press top right of screen to rotate through the options)
Other Visual alerts for important events with acknowledgements are possible using the settings.
Support for a variety of Photo views [requires access permissions for local storage] to help remember the important things in life.
Options to select files locally or from Google Drive [requires Google Drive access on device].
(Layout Settings) Configure the screen however you want it to look, including clocks and pictures at the same time, user defined colours, text positions and sizing.
Position, colour and size all screen elements using x,y,w,h based on a virtual 100x100 screen.
(Display settings) Configure the screen background colours based on
Option to override all screen colour with the selected colour
Five fully configurable (start hour, text) time periods (early-Morning, Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night)
Ability to override the text for all days of the week.
A variety of screen display options including: Display Format : digital/analogue clock,
Colour Settings : by day or time of day
Display Configuration : 12/24 hour, uppercase text, selective event time and year options, reduced brightness at night, single day only and many more.
Ability to load and display (full or part screen) photo files from either local files or files stored on Google Drive (Android only). An option to create a slideshow using the files in a folder is available.
Calendar events with associated alarms are highlighted (red banner) and can be acknowledged so the user can see when the acknowledgement occurred.
Text options are available to associate pictures to events.
An option to launch Skype or Zoom on touch is provided to ease communication with family. A defined user can be configured to call with a single touch (Skype only)
Warning: Once launched, Skype/Zoom will not return to Dementia Diary automatically, the user will need to press the back button (left triangle) to return.
By tapping in the top left screen four times you can lock the screen configuration. Access to these options is restored by repeating the process.
Dementia Diary has been translated into the following languages:
Czech, French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Danish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish and Finnish.
Many of the text options can be overridden in Settings, so that other languages can be supported relatively easily.
The application tries to maintain compatibility with older devices to minimise the costs of adoption. However, sometimes the features offered do not function exactly as advertised on some devices.