22 September 2023
Transforming lives during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
In Wales, Alzheimer's is a growing concern, affecting around 45,000 people. As this number steadily climbs due to an ageing population, the need for effective support and care has never been more critical.
Here at Delta Wellbeing, we offer a beacon of hope for residents and their families across west Wales and beyond. Through our innovative approach to healthcare, and with a range of dedicated services and assistive technology which can be tailored to the needs of people living with Alzheimer's, this blog will explore the solutions that we can offer.
Understanding living with Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects the brain, leading to a range of cognitive and functional impairments.
In the early stages, individuals may forget recent conversations, appointments, or where they placed everyday items. Communication becomes challenging as they find it difficult to express thoughts and may have trouble understanding others.
Over time, Alzheimer’s deprives individuals of their independence and memories, affecting their ability to perform even basic self-care tasks. It is a heartbreaking condition that not only impacts those diagnosed, but also places significant stress on their carers and loved ones.
We have been working hard to support individuals who live with Alzheimer’s and to promote independence.
Delta Wellbeing offers early intervention with Technology Enabled Care (TEC)
Many people link dementia to memory decline, yet this condition shows in several diverse ways for different people. Delta Wellbeing has a variety of services that can be tailored to individual needs. Technology Enabled Care (TEC) offer a range of assistive devices and applications.
Assistive devices: There are numerous assistive devices available such as room temperature sensors, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, 3 in 1 clocks, and medication dispensers. All these devices can help individuals with Alzheimer's manage their daily routines and medication.
Safety devices: Wearable devices with GPS tracking enable carers to monitor the whereabouts of individuals with Alzheimer’s reducing the risk of wandering and getting lost. Delta Wellbeing provides devices such as door sensors, go-anywhere trackers, TunstallGo and a GPS tracker, which are linked to our 24/7 monitoring centre providing peace of mind for families worried about their loved ones.
Smart home technology: Smart home systems can be customised to enhance safety and comfort. Features like the motion sensor and the bed and chair sensors can assist with daily tasks and provide alerts in case of an emergency.
Delta CONNECT: Delta CONNECT is an enhanced lifeline and telecare service which focuses on prevention and early intervention providing individual support packages of assistive technology including our red button lifeline alarms, allowing people to call for help in an emergency simply at the touch of a button, alerting our monitoring centre staff who are available 24/7, 365 days a year. It also includes a wellbeing assessment, pro-active wellbeing calls, help to re-engage with the community and access to our 24/7 community response service.
Community response team: Delta Wellbeing’s dedicated response team are a vital part of our Delta CONNECT service providing around-the-clock emergency assistance to residents, particularly for non-medical emergencies such as non-injurious falls and addressing welfare needs. Their compassionate and professional approach ensures that those affected by the condition receive timely support and are made to feel safe and comfortable within their homes.
The response team is available 24/7 and provides customers and their families with reassurance knowing help is always available should they ever need it.
It is important to highlight how we can make a meaningful impact not just on the person living with Alzheimer’s, but for their loved ones too, by providing advice and support to help them through this time of change. At Delta Wellbeing, we are here to help every step of the way; and together, we can make a difference to the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s, not just during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month but every day of the year.
To find out more about how Delta Wellbeing can support you and your loved ones contact us on 0300 333 2222. Our Delta CONNECT service is available to residents living in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, and it is currently FREE for the first three months (T&Cs apply).