We’ve just discovered the Unforgettable website for carers of people living with dementia. The site has lots of innovative products to help with daily life. It was designed by James Ashwell who set up the social enterprise with the social mission to “help every step of the journey with practical advice, specialised products and a supportive community” having cared for his own mother for many years. For those living with dementia it is easy to be forgotten and for a family and professional carers it can seem overwhelming and hopeless.
We were very impressed by the ULLA “The Simple Drinking Reminder” which fits around any bottle, glass or mug and blinks brightly to draw attention to the drink and encourage regular hydration. Although dehydration is bad for everyone it’s often worse for someone living with dementia and is a leading cause of hospital admissions and a factor in the occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
The website is full of information and advice on all aspects of dementia and practical solutions – worth a look