Dementia Citizens

DCDementia Citizens is a new project that aims to help people with dementia and those who care for them, using apps on smartphones and tablets. If you’re affected by dementia, Dementia Citizens can help you:

  • find new activities that you can enjoy with family and friends, using your smartphone or tablet
  • take part in dementia research studies and help us understand more about dementia care
  • learn new ways of living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia

Find out more – www.dementiacitizens.org

My Life Films

my life filmsMy Life Films creates free film packages for people living with dementia. The films tell the life story of an individual person with dementia in an upbeat and positive way. We celebrate their personality and achievements, shifting the focus away from their illness. Each digital film package is custom-made using images and video from family archives, interviews with close family and friends, and favourite music. The films combine traditional reminiscence and music therapy techniques with digital technology in a unique way. Our film packages are used to improve the wellbeing and social care of people living with dementia.

Find out more – www.mylifefilms.org

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My Own Memory Lane

my own memory laneMy Own Memory Lane is a tool designed to assist the memory-impaired with remembering loved ones and significant memories. If you are the caregiver of someone who lives with a memory-impacting form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, we offer hosting of a custom website using images and captions that you provide.

Find out more – www.myownmemorylane.com

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Storii

Storii

Storii enables families to store memories, both for themselves and for their loved ones in care.

The web platform is used by both carers in care homes and families around the world.

Storii provides –

  • Family members with peace of mind that their loved ones are being well cared for, by keeping them informed of their day to day activities.
  • A platform to capture those 5 minutes of clarity that someone with memory loss can experience.
  • A simple digital life story platform that crosses generations.

Find out more: www.storii.com

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The Abel Label Clothing

Able Label“Beautiful clothes, designed to make dressing easier”

Arthritis, stroke or general impacts of ageing can all make dressing a challenge. Lifting your arms above your shoulders to get clothes over your head, bending down to pull trousers or skirts up and fiddly fastenings can be particularly difficult.

The Able Label is a new innovative clothing company addressing such challenges. Founder Katie Ellis, previously a fashion buyer for popular high street retailer White Stuff, was inspired to create the collection having seen first-hand the difficulties her grandmother with Parkinson’s faced.

The ‘desirable and dress-able’ clothes use quality fabrics, discreet adaptive designs, innovative fastenings and colour-coordinated internals to make dressing quicker, easier and safer. Yet when they’re worn, no one would ever know they were adapted… it’s our secret!

Find out more – www.theablelabel.com

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Canary Care Ltd

CanaryCanary is a discreet, easy to install monitoring and notification system that provides round the clock reassurance to family members whilst allowing the older or vulnerable person to stay in the home they love.

Canary respects the privacy of people who need care and support so does not use cameras so no-one can be seen or heard.

The Canary system does not require an internet connection where it is installed, and family members/carers log-in to their own website portal to view the information about their loved ones.

Find out more: www.canarycare.co.uk

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Contact the Elderly

Contact the ElderlyNational charity Contact the Elderly aims to alleviate the loneliness of isolated older people aged 75 and over, who live alone. Supported by a network of volunteer drivers, hosts and coordinators, the charity organises free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties in local communities throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

One of Contact the Elderly’s biggest challenges is reaching those who are completely cut off from society and therefore most in need of our support.

Find out more: www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk

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The History Project

History ProjectThe History Project is where life stories are told better and the moments that matter are preserved into meaningful narratives. The platform empowers individuals, families and groups to connect artifacts and memories across media to build powerful experiential stories that transcend generations.

The company, backed by investors including The New York Times and The Associated Press, is changing how life stories are told.

Find out more: www.thehistoryproject.com

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Unforgettable

unforgettableUnforgettable aims to improve the lives of those living with memory loss and dementia by bringing together specially selected products together with practical advice and a supportive and sharing community.

The company was founded through personal experience and passion to help people live well with dementia. The aim is to build the marketplace of dementia products and services specifically selected to address the daily challenges of those affected by dementia.

Find out more – www.unforgettable.org

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