Almost all of us, either professionally or personally, will have knowledge of dementia, the impact it has and the struggles people face. But the breadth of technology, from everyday simple gadgets that can be found on the high street through to GPS locating devices linked to smartphones, is ever-growing.
While daily routine can become a struggle, those with dementia are usually adamant they wish to remain in their own homes and communities. Technology can play a key role in supporting that objective, helping individuals and their carers and providing vital support in times of ever tightening budgets. The biggest challenge is finding the right information and advice on where to find such technology, learning about what has worked for others and building the confidence to feel that informed decisions can be made.
TSA and our member organisations provide simple messages about the outcomes that can be achieved, the range of solutions that can make a difference and where they can be found.
There are plenty of good online resources. Here are some of them.
Alzheimer Scotland - Information and resources for Scotland
Alzheimer’ Society - Information, factsheet on assistive technology, research, dementia and Dementia-friendly technology (A charter that helps every person with dementia benefit from technology that meets their needs)
ATHome - Supporting independent living, assistive technology and TECS
Click Guide to dementia - Directory of online resources for professionals, carers, individuals needing care and support (Shirley Ayres)
Dementia Action Alliances - Local resources
Dementia Care - Information, services, resources
Dementia Friends - How to be involved as a Dementia Friend
Dementia Services Development Centre - (Stirling)
Dementia UK - Sources of support for families
Elder - help individuals with a range of different needs and make the transition into care as seamless as possible.
House of Memories - App which enables you to explore objects from the past and share memories
Independent Age - Living with dementia
Living Well with dementia (Ireland)
NICE Evidence Base - Telecare and dementia
Rica - Dementia Research
Young Dementia UK - Helpful technology including apps