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Dementia Organisation Care

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Abstract

“It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer’s you are an old fart. That’s how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.” Terry Pratchet.

Many patients with dementia are seen to have little or no independence including our client Doris. The main problem Doris seems to have is when she can’t find items she has misplaced like her purse. This is a common problem for people with dementia. When they realise they have forgotten a simple task or a loved ones name this can cause a lot of distress. It’s not easy for the caregiver either, most the time it will be a friend or family member providing care. Many of us would never want to see a loved one in this situation.

“The main focus of dementia care must be on the person living with the illness, alongside an awareness of the needs of carers.”

During this project we aim to create a product, which will aid the patients with dementia by helping them to organise items essential for day-to-day life. The benefit we hope they will gain from this is the elimination of distress caused from confusion in term making the lives of the caregiver and receiver easier.

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