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Dementia trial in district

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Residents of Blaby District living with dementia are being asked to volunteer for a County Council pilot project to provide greater support in the home.

Around 50 people with dementia, who live at home with a family member or an unpaid carer, will help test a new assistive technology system. The project is being led by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with district councils.

People with dementia will have their activity and daily routine in the home monitored using sensors, a smart plug and a sleep sensor to gather information.

This information is then shared through an app to a family member/friend, showing a timeline of activity as well as raising any issues of concern.

Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Regulatory Services, said: “This is a free trial that could be a huge support to people living with dementia, their families and their carers.”

“Along with the County Council, we are excited to be a part of this partnership project and see how this new, digital technology works. We encourage anyone interested to register and take part.”

Residents of the district living with dementia, or their families may be able to take part in our six-month pilot project. For more information email assistivetechnologydementiapilot@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 0017 between 10:00am to 2:00pm Monday to Friday.

08 October 2020
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