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Touchscreen technology helping Camden dementia patients

Touchscreen technology helping Camden dementia patients
9th June 2014

Individuals with dementia in Camden are using touchscreen products such as iPads in a bid to stimulate their memories.

According to the Ham & High, those with the degenerative condition are watching video clips and looking at images from earlier on in their lives. 

Camden has a high diagnosis rate for this form of cognitive decline - the 23rd highest out of all 211 clinical commissioning groups (CCG) in England. 

Chair of Camden CCG Dr Caz Sayer conceded this form of technology and dementia might not ostensibly have much in common, but in fact bringing former memories to life in this visual manner could be of "huge value to people with dementia who sometimes have difficulty with communication".

She added this method could give people with the degenerative disorder the chance to learn new things, create feelings of pride, fun and curiosity. It also acted like an icebreaker, as it fostered greater levels of social interaction. 

Find out about dementia care and support services at Barchester care homes.