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