Earlier this year, WaveLength gave Kent-based Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services 10 tablets and a Smart TV.
The tablets have been used in:
- Memory Cafes
- Peer Support Groups
- Carers’ Groups, and
- Young Onset Dementia Groups with equal success.
People loved the ability to look at almost anything they wanted to either alone, or with support from carers. The tablets allowed people to look at something the moment their thoughts were on a particular subject. The Smart TV has initiated conversations for lots of people.
In September, we received the following feedback from fundraiser Sheila Buckley:
Our clients, who thought that they would ‘never use anything like that’, are now enthralled with the tablets. They love the apps and the ability to look at almost anything they want to. As soon as something comes up in conversation it’s ‘show me on the tablet or the screen’ – it’s the immediate ability to react to questions and show something on a screen that our clients benefit from.
For 80 years, WaveLength has led the way with delivering change for lonely and isolated people. We give televisions, radios, and tablets to help relieve loneliness.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from technology, take a look at the ‘Apply for Help’ section of our website.
We have also created a handy page of resources to help people who might be lonely. Visit our ‘Helpful Services’ for more.