Dementia Together Online launches today
A new online space where people with dementia, family members and supporters can come together and explore ways of living well with dementia at home is launched today. Lab4Living’s Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher have been working with Alzheimer Scotland to develop the materials at www.dementiatogether.online. The resource is launched today at 9am with new material being released every Tuesday and Friday.
The work builds on existing Lab4Living research led by Claire and Helen but also recognises the need to adapt and to empower users during the challenges of the current global situation:
“Whilst we have been working hard to provide group interventions for people at an early stage of their dementia journey such as ‘Journeying Through Dementia’, we also recognise that these need to be accessed at home and be available to those who cannot access a group, particularly at times like these.” Helen Fisher
A new theme of resources will be released every Tuesday and Friday starting with ‘routine’, ‘music’, ‘photos’ and ‘sleep’.
The resources comprise of conversation starters, things to try, games to play and signposting to other online resources. The content of these have been tried, tested and recommended by people with dementia either through ‘Journeying Through Dementia’ or Alzheimer Scotland. We will however be asking that people recommend resources as we go, making this a community of sharing tips and ideas.
Downloadable ‘try sheets’ feature under every topic and will soon be available as a physical resource to be posted out to homes who cannot access the website.