Explore apps to help caregivers manage appointments, medications, health, stress and more for their care recipients and themselves. Have a great caregiver app to share? Email us at tracyc@ucphuntsville.org

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Companion

The Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Companion app offers immediate advice with over 500 searchable tips and practical solutions to help deal with behaviors and situations related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free


A comprehensive app for managing overall caregiving duties, including coordination of friends and family, health care record keeping and scheduling with a shareable calendar.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free


CaringBridge connects you with the support of friends and family when it’s needed most.CaringBridge for iPhone/iPad makes it simple: create a website, visit a friend’s page, add updates or encouraging notes, and share your story

Apple Store—Free

Caring Village

Designed to enable family caregivers to create “villages” among friends and relatives via a secure messaging system to help coordinate the specifics of a loved one’s care. Caring Village users can create customizable care plans for their loved ones plus personalized to-do lists. The app’s features also include a centralized calendar, document storage, a place to list medications and a wellness journal that allows you to share entries with the rest of your “village.”

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

Dementia Care Solutions

Expert advice on 25 of the most challenging dementia-related behaviors. You’ll find strategies and tips to help manage some of the high-stress situations you may face.

Apple Store and Google Play—$2.99


Provides round-the-clock patient monitoring through wireless and wearable devices (such as a smart watch, Bluetooth, or FitBit device). You can track the wearer’s glucose, heart rate, activity, medication, weight, calorie intake and sleep. You, your loved one, other family members and doctors can access this useful information no matter where they live or work.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

First Aid by American Red Cross

Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free


Don’t forget your own self-care. Meditation is an ancient practice with health benefits backed by modern science. The practice has been linked to improvements in anxiety and stress, as well as better sleep and focus. This app guides you through the meditative process, and 5- and 10-minute practices help you fit meditation into your busy routine. 

Apple Store and Google Play—Free trial

Lotsa Helping Hands

A caregiving app that helps you create a community of care around your loved one. You can invite family, friends, volunteers, and care aides to join and then manage everything from sitters and errands to appointments and family gatherings using an interactive calendar.

Apple Store—Free


Medisafe is unique in that it’s not only a medication reminder but also educates people about their condition and the medicines they’re taking. Medisafe can help to remind, track progress, and will even find coupons and other incentives. Medisafe is designed for users of any age, for caregivers involved in medication monitoring, and is also beneficial for physicians who want to connect with their patients through the Medisafe aApp.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free


Schedule medication reminders that are sent via text. When they’ve taken the medicine, they reply “yes.” You and other family members can be added to the tracking list so you’ll get a notification if they haven’t taken the meds and can send them a follow-up reminder.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free

Pain Scale

A free suite of pain management tools to help chronic pain patients.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free


If you’re feeling overwhelmed, there are apps that can help you work through emotional challenges. Quick activities, clear goals and community support help you address stress, anxiety and depression with tactics based in cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness. This app is wonderful if you can’t make it to therapy or if you’re between sessions

Apple Store and Google Play—Free basic version; $8.99/mo advanced version


An easy way to keep track of your loved one’s symptom’s like anxiety, fatigue and pain over long periods of time. The app allows you track up to 10 individual symptoms and features an interactive graph and spreadsheet that a caregiver can use independently, or send to a doctor for evaluation.

Apple Store—Free

Care Birds, LLC

Take control of the chaos with CareBirds. Organize everything from To Dos to appointments and medications, get expert advice from a Certified Caregiving Coach, and keep your support network in the loop – all for free.

Apple Store and Google Play—Free