DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Assistive technology

Many people are happier if they can remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible. It may be necessary to make some adaptations to their homes or to use new equipment and/or assistive technology designed to enable people with dementia to remain independent for longer or make it easier for others to give support.

In some cases people with dementia may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant in order to have adaptations made to their home – individuals can contact their local authority social services department for more information.

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  • Dementia and homecare: driving quality and innovationFebruary 22 2016This report published by the United Kingdom Homecare Association demonstrates how skilled homecare can play a pivotal role in enabling people with dementia to live well in their preferred familiar environment.
  • Making your home dementia friendlyOctober 20 2015This booklet published by the Alzheimer's Society aims to help people with dementia to live well in their own home. It describes ways to create or adapt the home environment so that it remains a safe and familiar place. This can help make daily living activities easier and keep people in touch with the things they enjoy doing.
  • Assistive technology – devices to help with everyday livingAugust 12 2013This factsheet published by the Alzheimer's Society explores technological developments that can help make life easier for people with dementia and their carers in certain situations.
  • Dementia-friendly technology charterJune 23 2014The Dementia-friendly technology charter gives people with dementia and their carers information on how to access technology. It also provides guidance to health, housing and social care professionals on how to make technology work for people based on their individual needs.
  • Find me good careOctober 23 2012This website developed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is designed to help people find the right care and support to suit their needs and lifestyle, whether at a time of crisis or as they plan for the future.
  • AT DementiaMarch 13 2014AT Dementia is web-based information resource on assistive technologies (including telecare) for people with dementia.
  • Telehealth and Telecare AwareJuly 11 2014This online information portal provides a news and information service for people interested in telecare and telehealth.
  • Making your home a better place to live with dementiaJune 9 2014This briefing published by Care and Repair England outlines how people might adapt their homes to help better manage the symptoms associatted with dementia.
  • Useful Apps for Dementia Patients & CarersApril 25 2019There are many apps available that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet  that could be beneficial to people with dementia. Apps are available for daily aid, memory training, relaxation, care giver information and games.
  • Independent Living Equipment in GwentNovember 1 2019Cefndy-Medequip work with local authorities and the NHS to provide the community equipment service in Gwent. They specialise in aids and equipment for the home, mobility, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and dining, living room and outdoors. Their catalogue has a section called "Dementia Friendly Collection".

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