Dementia Action Week at Meadows Park

14 June 2024

Dementia Action Week at Meadows Park

At Meadows Park Care Home in Louth, Lincolnshire, a remarkable moment unfolded during Dementia Action Week. Residents and caregivers gathered to witness the unveiling of a groundbreaking new tool that promises to transform the lives of people living with dementia. Thanks to an innovative visual language developed by Bob’s Brainwaves in collaboration with Widgit, individuals with dementia are regaining the ability to communicate simple requests, such as asking for a cup of tea.

This revolutionary dementia pack is now freely available to anyone who needs it, offering a lifeline to the over 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK. The resources, designed to enhance communication and support independence, include a variety of picture signs, labels, and symbols. Caregivers can customise and print these visual aids to label kitchen drawers, showing where cups, plates, and bowls belong, or to create notes reminding loved ones to turn off the tap or lock the door.

Widgit, with over 40 years of experience, has long been at the forefront of developing symbols and software to support language, communication, and learning. Their tools are used in more than 10,000 schools, thousands of homes, and numerous healthcare settings. Widgit Symbols are increasingly found in key public services, local attractions, and sporting venues, ensuring inclusivity for children and adults with special needs.

This new initiative from Bob’s Brainwaves and Widgit is more than just a communication aid; it is a step towards greater independence and connection for people with dementia, offering them the chance to interact meaningfully with their friends and family once again.

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