The Development of Memory Mobile Games for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients


  • Nur Azimah Tahir University Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia
  • Norhalina Senan University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


Alzheimer's, Dementia, Memory Game, Game Development Life Cycle


Brain It On! – Memory Game is a memory games that can aid improve
memory abilities while also providing an activity for the target user. This memory
game is targeted elderly with age 60 and above. In this memory game, there are three
mini game such as Flip Card game, Jigsaw Puzzle game and Quiz game. There are a
few memory games available on the market, but they are all geared at children and
teenagers. Other than that, most of existing games must be purchased in order to play
the full version. The existing games also have high levels of difficulty, making it
tough for the elderly to succeed and complete the game. This is due to the fact that
the game is on a mobile phone, and the majority of the elderly do not know how to
operate it. Therefore, Game Development Life Cycle (GDLC) is used as a
methodology to develop this game. This methodology's phases are all appropriate for
developing this game and ensuring its success. The result from user testing shows that
the game is entertaining and the difficulty suitable for the elderly. However, there are
a few things that might be improved to make the game better in the future




How to Cite

Tahir, N. A., & Senan, N. . (2021). The Development of Memory Mobile Games for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients. Applied Information Technology And Computer Science, 2(2), 393–403. Retrieved from