ipads and dementia

creativesarah

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Apr 22, 2010
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A friend of mine has started a memory group and has put in a bid with the council for 2 ipads and a mac computer

I dont know anything about Mac computers! would it be better to have everything apple based will it be easier to use ?

Just wondered if any one has any ideas on this

Sarah
 

Izzy

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Hi Sarah. I have an ipadband a MacBook. My friends of have iPads don't use Mac computers. I'm biased as I love my MacBook. I bought the Office for Mac package so that I could word process using word. At the time I was working and needed to use PowerPoint. As long as I saved it in the right format I could work on the MacBook and then take it into school on a pen drive or email it to myself.

I don't think that's much help!
 

Izzy

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Basically the mac set out is quite differently from a pc. It might take a bit of getting used to. The iPads are straightforward it think. Like a big iPhone if anyone is familiar with these.
 

AngelaNeal

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iPads are wonderfully intuitive for just about everyone. People who are used to PCs may find Macs a bit tricky to navigate, although IMHO they are a far superior choice.

Haven't seen any examples of where having a Mac and an iPad posed advantage over having a PC and iPad- unless you are using some of the most advanced Apple apps such as Pages or Numbers... but I'm thinking that's unlikely in this case.
 

Starvin

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New iPads come with Siri, a system that allows you to search the web, ask questions ,search your own files and type by voice ,which is great if your English and typing skills are diminishing :)
 

Izzy

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It must be my Scottish accent. Siri never understands anything I say!!!!:D
 

Chris Edgerton

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Try Android Linux etc operting systems programes free and or cheap

The speak isssue on tablets, phones was I belive developed by andriod/linux software base. But was avaliable to some extent on the second generation home/office computers.

But the main issue is what do you want the computer to do?

Andriod software gives a great selection of free programes, and payed for.

Laptop, tower computers can run on free software; linux operating system with great word processors compatable with word etc, but also a great free range of software for people with cognative/education issues. And will run any web based programe.

Why free or cheap - great people dont see profit, but avaliable to all ///