Assistive technology for caring
Assistive technology can play a very important role in the care of a person with dementia.
On this part of the site, we show you different examples of assistive technology and their important uses.
While some of the products are only available from specialist dealers, others can be purchased from high street shops.
Assistive technology can help you live a full and more independent life, staying in control of your own health and wellbeing. You may already have some understanding of this,here we break it down a little.
You can use telecare to help you to remember the things you may need to do, perhaps taking your medication. Or a telecare system can by design, alert staff at a response centre or a carer if you need help, such as if you’ve fallen or haven’t realised you’ve left the gas on.
Telehealth allows you to monitor your health without having to keep visiting your GP. You are shown how to use the equipment and take the health readings. These are sent automatically to a health professional who checks your results and keeps eye an on your health needs.
Some examples include:
- If you have high blood pressure, a monitor can help you measure your blood pressure at home and send the results automatically to your GP.
- If you get recurring urinary infections, a simple telehealth device can test for this. You send the results electronically to your healthcare professional so you can get early treatment.
Ask your GP, health visitor or community nurse about what is available in your area and if you are suitable for telehealth monitoring.
Pill box reminder This can be can be worn around your neck and pre set to sound when you are due to take your medication
Switch the light to ‘On’ mode and it will provide diffused light using its 5 energy saving LED’. In ‘Auto’ mode, this same light is activated whenever it detects movement in the dark.
Wireless Video Door Phone