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Dementia Care Aids

Dementia Care and Memory Loss Aids

People with dementia often have age related difficulties of poor eyesight, hearing and reduced mobility along with impairment of memory and understanding. These impairments can be better managed by improving by improving the environment in which they are living.

In this section you will find a selection of daily living aids and assitive technology items that have been chosen to make life easier for people with dementia and their carers.

Helping Those with Dementia and Memory Loss Retain their Independence

Dementia affects over 850,000 people in the UK today and can have a significant impact on all aspects of daily living for the person with dementia and for their families and carers.

The range from Home and Medical focuses specifically on products that address the main difficulties that people with dementia can experience, such as wandering and memory loss. Many older people with dementia will also experience difficulties with other aspects of their daily living,such as mobility, sensory loss, eating and drinking, difficulties getting in and out of bed or pressure care.

Caring for Someone with Dementia

Being a carer can be a demanding job which has an impact on every aspect of life. It is important that carers look after themselves as well as the person for whom they are caring.

Aids for daily living and assistive technology can help carers to feel reassured, prevent them having to remind / prompt people repetitively, prevent accidents, and improve a carer’s quality of life and impact positively on their relationships.

Key categories include;

Memory Loss

Memory loss can be one of the most frustrating aspects of having dementia, impacting on all daily living tasks for both the person with dementia and their carers. Assistive technology can help overcome this and reduce the stress and worry for all involved

Sensory Stimulation

Activities are an essential part of our lives and are often considered to be as important as a balanced diet and physical exercise. For all of us activity keeps us healthy - emotionally, physically and socially, for people with dementia this is no different. Research suggests that continuing to use your mental capacities and engaging with other people whilst carrying out activities can be an important factor in slowing down the course of the disease.

Products featured in this section include therapeutic resources, medication reminders, wandering alerts and falls prevention items.

Eating and Drinking Aids

It has been suggested that 60% of people with dementia also have a visual impairment and that 40% may suffer significant weight loss. Red or coloured tableware that offers a high contrast definition can often help with food and liquid intake.