CountryDIY, created by Julian Wright of Linwood Apps in Leicester, lets you play a 5-piece string band with one finger. It was always meant to be a fun free app for karaoke lovers. “One of those late-night ideas” says Julian, it helped with the development of more serious apps but now it has found a wonderful new purpose – helping people with dementia.

The national campaign Music For Dementia 2020 has adopted it as one of its digital therapeutic resources. Check it out at

“If this app goes no further it will still have been well worth building. Wonderful!”