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The Elder Interview: James Ashwell, Founder of

James Ashwell’s experience of caring for his mum led him to set up the industry leading website – a one-stop dementia resource offering products, services and advice for those with the condition, their families and carers. We talked to him about the importance of providing accessible solutions and the power of even simple products to change the quality of life of someone with dementia.

The Elder Interview: Matthew Äikäs-Adams, Founder of the Ally Bally Bee Project

The Ally Bally Bee Project is the world’s first personalised children’s book about dementia. The project was developed by the Äikäs-Adams family, who wanted to create a resource that could help adults to explain dementia in the family to small children.

Eight Great Dementia Products That Can Make Life Easier

A diagnosis of dementia means finding new, adapted and often innovative ways to support everyday living. We list some of the challenges faced by those living with dementia – and some great products, from low-key to high-tech, that can help.

Interview with Tommy Petillo, Product Designer and Dementia Circle Website Manager

Dementia Circle is a project that finds, tests and shares information about domestic products for people with dementia, so they can stay independent for longer in their own homes. We talk to product designer and Dementia Circle web manager Tommy Petillo about the value of inclusive design, sharing information and how both can empower people to live independently for longer.

Interview with Jeni Lennox of The Dementia Dog Project

The Dementia Dog project is a pioneering initiative in Scotland that aims to pair people in the early phases of dementia with an assistance dog trained to provide tailored support in their day-to-day lives. Dementia Dog started its life as a Glasgow School of Art service design project commissioned by Alzheimer Scotland and secured funding from the Scottish Executive and the Design Council after winning the Living Well with Dementia Challenge.

Interview with Nicola Cooper, Senior Technology Co-ordinator for Alzheimer Scotland

As Senior Technology Co-ordinator for Alzheimer Scotland, Nicola Cooper is part of a team that promotes independent living through the use of technology, complementing human care and support. The team provides information, training materials and resources, as well as real life examples of technology being used to support people living with dementia.

The Digital Third Age – Live-in carers help elderly get online

While younger generations debate over whether the internet connects or alienates, the older population is increasingly finding digital life a positive way to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Live-in care boom boosts later life choices

Live-in home care, where ‘companion carers’ are carefully matched to provide support and continuity, is the fastest-growing model in the care sector.

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