Improving residential care for people living with dementia


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

Pictures that say a thousand words about dementia

The old adage that a picture can say a thousand words has never been truer than when it comes to a book called ‘Take Care Son’ recently published by cartoonist Tony Husband.

It’s a story about Tony’s father, Ron, and his diagnosis with dementia which charts his life before the condition and up to his death. A series of pictures from the book was released by the Mail Online and I think […]

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 […]

Crawley Forward Thinking Group

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Tunstall’s Ali Rogan talks about meeting the Crawley Forward Thinking Group (an inclusive forum for people living with dementia) as part of working with the Alzheimer’s Society and the Dementia-friendly Technology task and finish group.

Following my trip to Worthing, I recently spent another very […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Features|1 Comment

Worthing Town Cryers – a voice on dementia

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Tunstall’s Ali Rogan writes about her work with the Dementia-Friendly Technology task and finish group, which is soon to publish a Dementia-Friendly Technology Charter to help make technology a better enabler for people with dementia.

An invisible disease made manageable because of my wonderful wife 

This week I spent a fascinating couple of hours with five gentlemen who live with dementia. Their group, which is coordinated by a fantastic support officer […]

Rising to the dementia challenge

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Alison Rogan, External Affairs Director, Tunstall Healthcare, discusses why we need to make technology a better enabler for people with dementia.

Today the UK hosted the first G8 dementia summit with health ministers from eight countries coming together to lead international action to shape an international solution to the challenges of dementia. A new case of dementia is diagnosed every four seconds across the world, and in less than […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia: annual report published

The Government has published its annual report on the progress of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, highlighting the importance of “harnessing technology” to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

Referencing a roundtable seminar which was convened by the Alzheimer’s Society in partnership with Tunstall Healthcare and attended by leading experts and stakeholders from the dementia and technology communities, the report outlines the key insights from the discussion on how telecare can be utilised more effectively.

The […]

By |May 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Gloucestershire telecare suite supports independence for people with dementia

Gloucestershire Telecare has partnered with NHS 2gether to set up a telecare facility which helps people with dementia stay in their homes for longer. The suite, which is fitted with Tunstall equipment including fall detectors and movement sensors, launched on March 27that 2gether’s Charlton Lane Hospital in Chelthenham.

In a recent piece for the Gloucestershire Echo, Shanette Bendall, 2gether’s Managing memory 2gether service manager said: “Having dementia can make you forget how to respond in certain situations […]

By |March 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Tunstall at Health Innovations Expo 2013

We will be exhibiting at this year’s Health Innovations Expo which is taking place on the 12-14th March at the ExCeL in London.

We will be previewing our most advanced, innovative telehealthcare solutions and services, which are set to shape the future of service delivery by supporting self-management for people with long-term conditions.

There will be clinical advisers on hand to tell you all about our latest developments and recent successes across the UK, while representatives from Tunstall will also be available […]

By |March 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments