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
My 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
How do you explain dementia to a six year old? The Ally Bally Bee Project is on a mission to make such difficult conversations a little easier with a personalised children’s book about dementia.
Imagine being able to explain “granny’s dementia” to your child with a book that features both of them as the main characters. From names and appearances to certain behavioural traits (after all, dementia affects everyone differently) – Ally Bally Bee plan to allow for such customisation through an interactive website. Simply create the story online then click to have it delivered to your door!
Find out more –www.allyballybee.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
Call to mind is a specially designed board game that helps get to know and understand the thinking, likes and dislikes of someone with dementia.
This tool also stimulates memories and encourages conversations, both as the game is played and in everyday interactions. It can be played at home with friends and family or in the professional setting of a care home, day care centre, hospital or memory café.
Find out more – www.call-to-mind.com
Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts ensure that hospital and care home staff have the information they need to provide dignified and person-centred care, also enabling the development of a relationship between staff and those they care for. Where a relationship exists, empathy can develop and where empathy exists, outcomes improve for the individual, staff and family.
There are now thousands of care home residents and increasing numbers of hospital patients benefiting from the idea behind that first wall chart, and Care Charts UK continues to develop products that are intended to aid communication between individuals and their carers.
Care Charts UK won the 2013 GB Care Awards SE region Innovation Award, was a National Finalist in 2014, and has been named as one of Nesta / The Observer’s New Radicals for 2014, one of 50 people or projects that are being celebrated for helping to change Britain for the better. It was also included in HSJ’s list of Innovators 2014.
Find out more – www.carechartsuk.co.uk/
The Definitive Guide To Healthy Living For Older People was developed by Bluebird Care, who have revolutionised the way care is delivered in Ireland by concentrating on high quality customer service, whilst at the same time upholding the very best in professional care service provision both in the home and in the community.
Bluebird Care believe there is no reason why you can’t remain sprightly and living a perfectly active and healthy lifestyle well into your golden years. The guide aims to increase wellbeing amongst older people. They believe by making a few simple adjustments to day to day living and following their definitive guide to healthy living for older people, you can ensure you remain active and healthy for decades to come.
Find out more – www.bluebirdcare.ie