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Help and support for those living with dementia

Telecare can have real benefits for people living with dementia, particularly when tailored to an individual’s needs.

Our sensors work with the personal alarm service and can enable people to live independently for longer, reduce stress on people with dementia and carers and can potentially enhance the quality of life for people with dementia.

Dementia makes aspects of day-to-day life more difficult for the person living with the condition, and in some cases, it may also put them at risk. We have listed the devices that can make getting on with life easier for people with dementia and their carers.

A couple living with dementia

Case Study

It’s reassuring to know that help is at hand for my mum when I can’t be there

Betty is in her 90s and has lived alone in a very old cottage for more than 50 years. Betty has dementia and has been wandering during the night much to the concern of her neighbours who tend to look out for her during the day.

The benefits of having the telecare package are that Betty is able to remain in her home for as long as possible which she is keen to do and it has also a reassurance to her family.

Betty
Personal alarm pendant

Personal alarm pendant

Worn around the neck or wrist, and allows the wearer to press a button to generate an alarm call when they need help from anywhere.

GPS key-ring tracker

GPS tracker

GPS tracker is for anyone who would like reassurance that help is on its way should they need it when they are out and about.

Extreme temperature sensor

Extreme temperature sensor

Detects both extreme heat and cold. It can tell us if there is a fire in your house or if your house is too cold, for example, because the boiler is broken, bad weather or that the door has been left open.

Smoke alarm

Smoke alarm

When smoke or fire is detected an alert will automatically be sounded in your home. Our monitoring centre will also be notified and contact the emergency services if needed.

Flood detector

Flood detector

These provide early warnings of potential flood situations, such as the bath overflowing. The sensor can be placed under the sink or in the bathroom next to the toilet or under the bath.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide alarm

Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas which is sometimes produced in fires and boilers and can be fatal. Our carbon monoxide alarms tell us when there are dangerous levels in your home.

Medication dispenser

Medication dispenser

Reminds you by means of an alarm and flashing light when to take your medication. It will make the correct dose available at the correct time of day or night, whilst keeping secure all other pills.

Door usage sensor

Door usage sensor

Placed above a front/back door it can detect if you or someone else leaves the property and doesn’t return within a certain period of time.