Dementia 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 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
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
Canary 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
The 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
Unforgettable 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
RITA is a package of solutions aimed at disrupting the current delivery of health and social care for older adults, providing a personalised, interactive care system, controlled by the user. RITA (Responsive InTeractive Advocate) is a computer software-based advocacy and companion service that brings together three elements: a 3D virtual avatar and conversational agent; an ‘essence’ repository for storage and organisation of various forms of information pertaining to the user; and an empathetic communication system that is capable of understanding and responding to the psychological, social and emotional needs of the individual user.
Find out more – www.rita.me.uk
This guide book looks at ‘How to make a Sensory Room for people living with dementia’. Published online, it gives advice on how to set up multisensory spaces tailored towards the needs of people with dementia. It aims to be a tool for health care practitioners, care home staff and carers, enabling them to create sensory environments appropriate and suitable for care home residents and their families.
Find out more – www.kingston.ac.uk/sensoryroom
Konnektis enhances the care of older people living in their own homes through better communication between their carers.
We have developed a platform that replaces pen-and-paper communication with a tablet that is used by all carers – whether they are paid, volunteers or family members – and stays permanently in the older person’s home.
Konnektis brings three important benefits to users:
- Improved care outcomes for older people since the care network supporting an older person has access to consistent, real-time information so can deliver better, more personal care.
- Peace of mind for family members supporting older people, who can stay better informed of their loved one’s wellbeing and can manage care in an integrated way.
- Lower costs for care providers since Konnektis can integrate with existing rostering and billing systems to substantially lower the administrative costs of providing care.
If you would like more information about Konnektis, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.konnektis.com