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Support for dementia

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 telecare sensors 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.

Dementia is not just one specific disease, but rather a group of symptoms that impact upon the brain over time. While every case is different, the illness typically affects the memory, behaviour, thinking power and abilities of those living with it, and can interfere with a person’s everyday life and tasks.

For information on some common symptoms of dementia and ways to manage them, the process of getting an assessment, and what to do after a diagnosis please visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.

Telecare and dementia

There are a range of telecare sensors that can help to manage risks within the home or care environment and provide a means to call for immediate assistance if required. Tailored to suit individual needs they can help dementia patients take control of their living conditions, enabling them to live comfortably and safely in their own home.

Lifeline pendant

Worn around the neck or wrist, you press the red button to raise an alert call in an emergency.

GPS tracker

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

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

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

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 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 reminder

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

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.

​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 is that Betty is able to remain in her home for as long as possible which she is keen to do and it has also reassurance to her family.

Betty has been able to get support from telecare and a pendant

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