SERVICE DESIGN: A new app to help clinicians assess patients with possible dementia will has been pioneered by a team of clinicians from Sydney and Plymouth.

The team have taken the paper-based Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE-III), one of the most popular and commonly-used screening tools for dementia and translated it into app form for more accurate assessment and wider use within the clinical team.

ACEmobile is the name of the app and it uses the latest version of ACE (ACE-III). The developers intend ACEmobile to be made available free of charge to dementia clinicians around the world via iTunes and Google Play from June.