Taking a selfie for Dementia Action Week
Woodstock’s Spencer Court Care Home drew attention to the benefits of technology for people living with dementia during Dementia Action Week (20th-26th May 2019).
Using technology is something we can often take for granted in our day-to-day lives, but for people living with dementia it can be a valuable source of engagement and stimulation.
Experts say that providing opportunities for people living with dementia to experience certain specially-designed technologies, can help entice them to interact more and creates a safe environment where they are free to try out new things.
Residents at Spencer Court played games on a ‘magic’ interactive table, learned how to take their very first selfies on a tablet and explored a specially-designed app that takes its users on a tour of galleries and museums from the comfort of their armchair.
Angie Williams, one of OSJCT’s specialist dementia Admiral Nurses, says: “I am proud that homes across OSJCT like Spencer Court are participating in various activities to mark Dementia Action Week. Many hundreds of thousands of families in the UK are affected by dementia so it is important we use opportunities like these to demonstrate ways we can all help enhance the lives of those living with the condition.”