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Interactive Me Technology Reminiscence Therapy

Interactive Me Technology Reminiscence Therapy


The Silver Birch Fund with the support of their many sponsors and volunteers have been tirelessly fund raising for the past year to purchase an Interactive Me Technology Reminiscence Therapy system for our patients. When the fundraising started, the target looked like an impossible dream, however thanks to the submission of successful business case the Silver Birch Fund are delighted to announce the introduction of this reminiscence technology at our hospital. The Reminiscence Therapy will support our dementia patients as it is pre-loaded with a wide variety of activities, including relaxation music, BBC archive clips, photos, interactive games, famous speeches etc. It also has an easily utilised ‘life collage or life story book’ facility, which can be completed with relatives or staff to further personalise care.

On Wednesday 26th April, Fiona Hassell from Improving Dementia Network arrived to train Dementia Buddy Volunteers, Occupational Therapists and ward staff on Ebony, Linden and Beech how to use the new Interactive Me Technology activity stations.

Benefits which have been reported from other hospitals that also have the Interactive Me system are: it calms and stimulates patients; it reduces isolation through group activities and improves interest around meal times as groups come together – this aids nutritional and hydration. It is also proven to significantly help reduce falls and the need for 1-1 nursing.

Angela Brown Dementia Specialist Practitioner said “we are so pleased to have this valuable resource to help our patients and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making it possible to have in our Trust.”