London, UK, 13/10/2014: Tripleplay is partnering with Living Memories to trial and investigate the possible positive impact that video content can have on those suffering with dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, by 2015 there will be over 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with more than 670,000 family and friends acting as their primary carers. By 2021 it is forecast that there will be over one million people in the UK with dementia.
Frequently carers are at a loss to know how to engage with dementia patients, yet it is possible to stimulate their minds with still and moving images of locations and objects familiar to them from their childhood and teenage years.
Using the TripleChoice Media Portal, Living Memories aims to provide care workers with access to video archive content, acting as ‘memory triggers’, with the aim of better engaging patients and provoking discussion which aids the patient in their care.
The initial trial will be conducted within the South West of England.
As well as video content, carers will be able to access PDF reminiscence guides through the media portal, offering guidance on how to get the most out of the content for patients.
Tripleplay Marketing Manager, James Keen is delighted to be able to assist in a field which impacts many; “I, as with many people, have seen the impacts of dementia on a loved one and it can be a heartbreaking and difficult condition to deal with, not only for family and friends, but for the patient themselves. Finding a way to engage patients is vital and if digital media can play a part then we are very happy and proud to be involved.
“Brian Norris at Living Memories has been working in this field for a long time and believes in the technology and the positive impact it can have. We are tremendously proud to be involved in this pilot and are looking forward to seeing the results.”
For more information on Living Memories visit www.living-memories.net.