Talking loneliness for people living with dementia
Last week we read with interest an article released by the Alzheimers Society relating to ‘four shocking statistics behind social isolation’.
Number 1 is ‘lacking social connections can damage a person’s health as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day’ an interesting statistic, but at number 2 is ‘loneliness can increase one’s risk of developing certain diseases, such as dementia’.
Where this becomes more significant is understanding that in 2017, research conducted by Age UK found 873,000 older people have little or no contact with people over the Christmas period.
As our personal circumstances change and our jobs take us further afield, in some cases far away from home, elderly relatives often stay in their familiar home location. Whilst modern technology can bridge the gap to stay in communication – technophobic people can find communication devices confusing.
At Amba we have developed Amba to be a unique communication device, simple and easy to use and a friend to people who may be isolated from their loved ones
- Numer of People living with Dementia living alone predicted to double – Guardian reports
- Can electricity help dementia sufferers?
- Talking loneliness for people living with dementia
- Amba has improved communication with my Mum
- Extended coverage in the Evesham Journal newspaper about Amba
- Help for the elderly article in the Evesham Journal
- We’re Training in Birmingham today
- Dementia – A useful guide and how Amba has been designed to help those with dementia
- Age-related Memory Loss
- Loneliness in old age is a big social problem.
To learn more about how the Amba system can help you and your family please fill in the form below and we will arrange a personal in home demonstration with confirmation by email and text message.