Here you will find a selection of helpful videos - scroll down to see all the different categories.

Hear what Dementia Circle is all about and take a tour of one of our Dementia Resource Centres.

  • Deputy Director of Development for Alzheimer Scotland, Joyce Gray, introduces the videos below.

  • Jeni Lennox, a consultant working with Alzheimer Scotland, talks about Dementia Circle and explains what PODs (Products On Display) are and the thinking behind them.

  • A story about making gardening easier using products tested through Dementia Circle.

  • Joyce Gray walks you through Kilmarnock Dementia Resource Centre - talking about the design principles and highlighting some of the unique features.

  • Alzheimer Scotland's first Digital Dementia Resource Centre. A virtual walk through tour, describing some of the products which have been tested through Dementia Circle and integrated into the centre for people to see, touch and experience for themselves.

This section has videos talking about - the Purple Alert app for people who go missing with dementia in Scotland and GPS devices.

  • Watch this short video to hear about what Purple Alert is and to find out why it's important to download the app now and share with friends and family.

  • Introduction to Purple Alert - Ann and Hugh explain why Purple Alert is so important to them and encourage other families living with dementia in Scotland to download it too - short version.

  • Introduction to Purple Alert - Ann and Hugh explain why Purple Alert is so important to them and encourage other families living with dementia in Scotland to download it too - longer version.

  • Nicola Cooper, Digital Lead for Alzheimer Scotland, talks about the Purple Alert app.

  • Nicola Cooper, Digital Lead for Alzheimer Scotland, highlights 3 things you should know about the Purple Alert App.

  • Nicola Cooper, Digital Lead for Alzheimer Scotland, talks about mobile phones and GPS devices tested through Dementia Circle.

  • Karen and Frani talk about their GPS device and how it helps them whilst out and about.

This section has videos talking about - other kinds of technology products and digital solutions people living with dementia are using to live well and enjoy life.

  • Billy and Julie talk about some of the technology in their home they use day to day and how they have a laugh doing so! (Proximity and Amazon Echo)

  • Gillian Anderson, Digital Lead for Alzheimer Scotland, explains how technology can help a person to live well with dementia.

  • Charlotte Swarbrick, Digital Lead for Alzheimer Scotland, talks about the Confident Conversations about Technology learning programme for practitioners, volunteers and carers which was delivered across Scotland for 2 years, to over 1600 people. The innovative, interactive and engaging programme successfully created a positive culture change about how technology and digital solutions can be embedded into everyday discussions about living well with a diagnosis.

  • Virtuous Reality & Alzheimer Scotland - watch this video showcasing one of the first virtual reality focus groups held in Bridgeton Resource Centre, Glasgow.

This section has videos talking about - The Technology Charter and some of its supporters. 

  • Joyce Gray and Sandra Shafii talk about the Technology Charter - a human rights based mandate to ensure people living with dementia have access to technology, are informed and digital solutions are included in the conversation to help support them, and their carers, to manage their diagnosis and live well.

  • Annaliese Broughton from Video 3 Media explains why they embraced the Technology Charter and signed up to it, discussing their own commitments to embed the values and principles outlined in it.

  • David McArthur from Tynetec talks about the i-care facility. This series of devices allows service providers to be responsive to, assess and monitor people with ongoing health conditions, within their homely setting.

  • Paul Holland, principle prevention officer at East Renfrewshire Council, works closely with Trading Standards. Here he discusses protecting citizens from financial and personal harm using the TrueCall system.

  • Michelle Miller, National Improvement Lead for Focus on Dementia, tells us about Dementia Friendly communities and a 'Dragon's Den' type event in the schools.

  • A video created for East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, to promote the use of Telecare services in the home.

  • Steve Purdham talks about the 3rings plug and explains how data from this can be used to understand if our loved ones are safe and well.

This section has videos talking about - people living with dementia and their carers using technology

  • Unity and Terry - a GPS device for Christmas!

  • Rosemary and Donald - how a GPS device can keep you getting out and about!

  • Living with dementia and technology - a carers story by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

  • Living with dementia and technology - A Carers Story by Carers Scotland

  • Karen and Frani - how GPS has helped them and important things to think about when thinking about getting one.

  • Living and learning with dementia - a short film exploring a number of topics including how technology can keep you stay connected, by members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group.

  • Using the Google Home Smart Assistant, a voice activated system at home - David's Story

  

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