Assistive technology – devices to help with everyday livingAugust 12 2013
This 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 makes day-to-day life more difficult. Little things like mislaying keys, forgetting to turn off the taps or leaving the gas unlit can prove frustrating or even create hazards.
There are many different technologies that can be adapted to the needs of someone with dementia. This factsheet mostly focuses on electronic devices but simpler equipment, such as tap turners, are also assistive technology devices.
This factsheet also suggests the steps to take if you think that you, or someone you are caring for, could benefit from some of these devices.