Having worked at Tunstall for almost five years, I’ve heard many fantastic stories about how telecare has changed, and in some cases, saved lives. Now in my new position as Product Marketing Exec it’s critical to collate and respond to feedback from people buying and using telecare. Technical and aesthetic feedback such as the […]
City of York Council has supported its residents with telecare, response and community equipment for many years, but since April 2014 the service has operated as a social enterprise. This means we are a business with a social purpose (to support people living independently in their own homes for as […]
Ali Rogan, our External Affairs Director, reviews a week of local and national thinking and doing around dementia.
This week we have been very lucky at Tunstall. Doncaster Community Arts (Darts) gave two performances of their play Unlocking Dementia which has been devised by speaking with people living with dementia, family members, GPs and other professionals.
The performers took us through several scenarios covering many aspects of dementia. Ron who […]
PC Jim Sheard, Mental Health Coordinator at South Yorkshire Police, writes about the Herbert Protocol – a risk reduction tool for people living with dementia – and explains why more people need to know about it.
Reporting someone as ‘missing’ to the police can be a deeply distressing and stressful experience, particularly when the person for whom there are concerns is a loved one.
When this person is potentially vulnerable through a […]
Lucy Robertshaw, Arts Development Manager at darts (Doncaster Community Arts) writes about Unlocking Dementia – a play about living well with dementia that will be coming to Tunstall HQ this February.
As a participatory arts company working in Doncaster for 25 years we are often approached by companies who want us to ‘translate’ complex issues to a local audience through the use of art forms such film, drama, music or visual arts. We have an excellent track record of employing creative techniques to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]