Care4Dementia

Version: 1.0 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 3 - Condition Management
Country: AU
Category: Carer Support, Guidance and Info
Released: 08/09/2015
Updated: 09/09/2015
Version: 1.0
Size: 32mb
Developer: University of New South Wales
Reviewed On: 30/07/2019
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 76%.

It was assessed as a Level 3 App. These apps can be focused on general health or supporting specific health conditions. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App doesn’t collect any data and it is therefore only assessed and scored based on its performance in the User Experience and Clinical Assurance sections of our review.

Data Privacy
Not Applicable
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Clinical Assurance
36.9/45
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User Experience
19.2/25
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Developer description
This App was developed to provide information and support for carers in their role of caring for persons with behavioural changes that can occur in dementia. Information on what these behaviours look like, why they might be happening and what you can do to help is included for those most commonly reported by carers. Understanding why behavioural changes are occurring can help to manage the behaviour. By downloading this App for carers you agree to the disclaimer below.DisclaimerThis App was funded by the Australian Government and developed by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - Assessment and Better Care (DCRC-ABC) to provide a quick reference guide that will assist carers of people with dementia when dealing with behavioural changes. The information contained in this App is based on the documents Behaviour Management - A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and A Guide for Family Carers: Dealing with Behaviours in People with Dementia which were produced by the DCRC-ABC http://www.dementia.unsw.edu.au/. This App is provided for general information only and does not claim to reflect all considerations. As with all guidelines, recommendations may not be appropriate for use in all circumstances.It is strongly recommended that those providing care to a person with dementia seek assessment and guidance from an appropriate health professional before implementing strategies suggested in this App. As a carer you should only apply information from this App subject to the advice you receive from health professionals, and subject to the ongoing provision of support by health professionals to those you care for.The App incorporates information from recent literature and other sources. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information at the time of production. Links to a selection of available Internet Sites and resources are identified. Links to other Internet Sites that are not under the control of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre at UNSW Australia are provided for information purposes only. Care has been taken in providing these links as suitable reference resources. It is the responsibility of users to make their own investigations, decisions and enquiries about any information retrieved from other Internet Sites. The provision and inclusion of these links do not imply any endorsement, non-endorsement, support or commercial gain by UNSW Australia.While the Guide to Good Practice was prepared after an extensive review of the literature, review by an expert advisory committee and broad consultation, the authors do not bear any clinical responsibility for actions undertaken on the basis of this information.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Carer Support
The App provides features that help those caring for others
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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

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Testing

It wasn'tclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App doesn't provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App doesn't provide support for users with poor sight.

The App doesn't provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

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The App is entirely free to use.

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