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Stairlifts and dementia : Is a stairlift worth the cost?

The benefits of a stairlift are obvious. Extended freedom of movement, independence and the ability to stay in your own home rather than have to move into sheltered or residential care, are all powerful factors in their appeal.But cost is an undoubted downside. Stairlifts are not cheap, leaving many families caring for a loved one […]

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Helping children to understand dementia

A social enterprise based in Scotland has produced the world’s first personalised children’s book to help younger members come to terms with dementia in the family. After raising more than £10,000 through a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the book is now available to buy online.The Ally Bally Bee Project aims to to ease the distress experienced by […]

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Google Street View provides an innovative way to trigger memories in those living with dementia

Technology is increasingly being used to implement new and exciting ways to help those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  And now a Swedish firm has come up with a novel way of harnessing the potential of Google Street View to trigger memories and stimulate interaction and conversation with loved ones and carers.Introducing jDome […]

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Steam train simulator helps dementia patients reminisce

​Technology which simulates a vintage train journey will provide dementia patients valuable opportunities to relax and reminisce thanks to development from Stroud based company Rempods. Rempods specialise in creating calming spaces in care homes and hospitals for people with dementia, and the setting for the steam train simulator has been specially designed to help people remember a bygone […]

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