Dementia is one of the biggest challenges facing our society, and our ageing population means that is it set to grow. Dementia currently affects 850,000 people in the UK, a figure forecast to double in a generation and rise to more than 2 million by 2051. 
 
Connected Healthcare technology such as telecare and telehealth has a key role to play in supporting people with dementia in a way that promotes independence as well as safeguarding them. Technology facilitates the delivery of care in the home, enabling people with dementia to stay in familiar surroundings for as long as possible, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life for longer – as well as offering invaluable support for carers. 
 
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Technology for dementia case studies

  • Telecare in our lives’ – this video from NHS Choices tells us how technology has helped Tracey and Lynette, whose lives were effected by dementia
  • Monitoring risk of fire at Selwood Housing – this case study shows how telecare has helped 96-year-old Mrs Green stay safe at home after her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Innovations from Denmark – the dementia ring. This case study shows how an innovative solution such as a ‘dementia ring’ helps residential care schemes allow people to have freedom of exploring the outdoors, without compromising their safety.

Related blogs

Our blog site has a variety of articles about technology enabled care, written by the experts. Here are a few related to technology and dementia.

David McKinney, UK & Eire Managing Director at Tunstall Healthcare talks about the importance of dementia friendly week and how Tunstall supports the campaign.

Ali Rogan, Global Director of External Affairs, Tunstall Healthcare, blogs about the importance of people in services enabled by digital technology.  

Penny Ellis, Telehealthcare Development Consultant at Tunstall, writes about why and how we are becoming a dementia-friendly business.


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