Check out the five most popular items from our online shop for people affected by dementia during the lockdown, designed to help with day-to-day challenges for people living with the condition.
Now more than ever, it’s important to keep in touch with one another and make sure loved ones living with dementia are safe and supported at home.
All of the products featured on our online shop are tested and reviewed by people with dementia and their carers, to make sure we’re bringing you the best selection.
Here are our five best-selling items in our online shop right now
1. Dual Display Digital Clock
The easy-to-use Dual Display Digital Clock shows the date, time and day of the week, with a simple and clear display. It’s perfect for those who might find time orientation a challenge and is available in a range of languages, including English and Welsh. The Dual Display Digital Clock also auto detects and adjusts the display brightness in day and night mode.
2. Get Up in the Night Sensor Light
The Get Up in the Night Sensor Light is a bright strip LED that comes on if it’s dark and movement sets off its motion sensor, going off after 30 seconds. It can be placed alongside a person’s bed so that it comes on when they get up in the night and in many other places in the home. The sensor light can help people with dementia avoid unnecessary injury from trips or falls in the night.
3. Towel Off Shampoo
The waterless Towel Off Shampoo is a great alternative to bathing or showering. Unlike dry shampoos, waterless shampoo cleans away dirt and grease leaving hair feeling clean and healthy and comes in handy for when assisted bathing may be more of a challenge for a person living with dementia. It’s simple to use; simply apply the liquid, massage into the hair and towel dry thoroughly after.
4. 63 Piece Jigsaw – Monet’s Garden
The 63 Piece Jigsaw puzzle is perfect for people with early stage dementia because of its large pieces and age appropriate image. The puzzle pieces are made from plastic meaning it is more durable and easier to clean than traditional jigsaws and also suitable for hospital or care home use.
5. One Button Radio
The One Button Radio is a retro-look AM/FM radio. Once the station and volume has been set, the only visible button is a simple on-off switch. This means that if a person with dementia finds a range of buttons difficult or confusing to use, they only need to use the single button on the top of the radio to turn their favourite station on or off.
Before you buy
We always offer the best prices we can by regularly comparing them. If you’re eligible, you can purchase many products at the cheaper VAT relief price. You can download the digital version of the daily living aids catalogue or call 0300 124 0900 (local rate) for a printed copy.
People with dementia may react differently to different products. For example, one person might find it helpful to have a recorded message that plays when they open the front door, reminding them to take their keys, while another person might find this confusing. Some people may also be wary of trying new things or find it difficult to learn new skills.
The products you purchase should suit the individual and their situation. Always speak to your healthcare professionals before buying if you are unsure.
Prices correct as of April 2020.
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