After meeting criteria to receive funding from Edinburgh Council, we are delighted that two of our homes, Ashley Court and Blenham House have just received new reminiscence therapy equipment.
‘My Life Software’ has developed an innovative software solution that provides communication, education and interactivity for older people and people with dementia. Similar to the touch screen of a tablet, the software includes a variety of therapeutic tools for reminiscence including photo albums, music, games and television programmes. An additional function allowing you to input the mood and reaction of the residents into the software means that our care staff can easily monitor the efficiency of the equipment.
‘My Life Software’ has been proven to significantly reduce the need for anti-psychotic drugs for people with dementia; we hope this will have a positive effect on our residents and we look forward to getting it up and running.