Dementia-friendly Technology

Why we chose the CareClip™ for my Grandmother

Image of an active elderly lady We recently set up my Grandmother with the CareClip service. At 101 years old she is proud to say she still lives at home and despite her great age she remains active and is a well known volunteer in her community.

Her independent nature meant that Grandma didn’t want to feel she was a burden on anyone and she certainly didn’t want us to […]

Becoming a dementia-friendly business

Penny-Ellis

Penny Ellis, Telehealthcare Development Consultant at Tunstall, writes about why and how we are becoming a dementia-friendly business.

Here at Tunstall we have worked with Alzheimer’s Society, having supported them to write the Dementia-friendly technology charter, which was produced as part of the Dementia-friendly communities strand of the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia. The Dementia-friendly technology charter is about enabling every person with dementia to have the opportunity to benefit from technology appropriate to their needs.

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Dementia-friendly technology in North Wales #Teleconf2014

Rhianwen Jones, North Wales Regional Telecare Strategic Manager, has worked with older people’s services for over 30 years. Rhianwen is the line manager for Galw Gofal/Care Connect in the North Wales Regional Call Monitoring Service. The service […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Dementia-friendly technology in South East Wales #Teleconf2014

Our thanks for this blog go to David Williams, Project Manager for Assistive Technology and Accommodation with Care in SEWIC. David shared his perspectives on technology to support people living with dementia at the TSA […]

Brighton reflections – UK Dementia Congress

Alison Rogan

Alison Rogan, our External Affairs Director, writes about the UK Dementia Congress.

My eventful train journey to Brighton started off with a group of noisy young ladies from Eastern Europe drinking Lambrini and listening to loud music and the return journey was equally interesting with a large group of chattering Chinese students nearby.

Despite the noise, I reflected on the thousands of people affected by dementia and what I have […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Dementia awareness is improving but what about the carers?

Alison Rogan

Ali Rogan, Chair of Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia-friendly technology task and finish group and External Affairs Director at Tunstall, reflects on the Carers Call to Action.

Recently, I spent an emotional day at the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) Carers Call to Action (CC2A) event. The theme was ‘how we can effectively support the needs and rights of families who are caring for a person living with dementia’. We heard from […]

By |October 20th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Improving residential care for people living with dementia

Mike-Padgham

Mike Padgham, owner of St Cecilia’s care home in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and Chair of the Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) talks about how using telecare in residential care is maximising the independence and dignity of people with dementia and supporting staff to deliver improved care.

I read with interest the CORC (Commission on Residential Care) report produced by DEMOS last month. It really gets to the […]

By |October 16th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

My House of Memories

Tunstall Product Specialist Rebecca Williams talks about the launch of My House of Memories – a new digital app designed for people living with dementia.

I recently had the pleasure of attending the My House of Memories launch, hosted by Steve Rotheram MP at the House of Commons. Created by National Museums Liverpool, House of Memories is an innovative project offering engaging activities and projects for carers of people with dementia. The project aims to increase awareness of the importance […]

By |July 7th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Dementia-friendly technology charter launch at The Alzheimer’s Show

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Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director at Tunstall Healthcare and Chair of the Dementia-friendly technology task and finish group on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society (pictured above, left), talks about the Dementia-friendly technology charter, which launched today at The Alzheimer’s Show in Manchester.

The room was packed at The Alzheimer’s Show and I must say, I had a tear in my eye. Hazel Blears MP had just given a heart-warming speech […]

By |July 4th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Dementia Friends

Tunstall’s Ali Rogan writes about being a Dementia Friends Champion.

It’s been four months since I started running Dementia Friends sessions. 93 Dementia Friends later – and 169 in total for Tunstall towards a target of 400 – I can honestly say it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Recently, I ran a couple of sessions of 10 people each. Just after the bookcase analogy (see the film above), which by the way everyone loves and pennies […]