Assistive technology - useful organisations
Find out where to get help and advice on assistive technology if you're living with dementia or supporting someone with the condition.
AcTo Dementia provides recommendations and guidance on accessible touchscreen apps for people with dementia.
024 7642 2224 (10am–3pm Monday–Friday)
AlzProducts is a UK Alzheimer’s and dementia specialist shop.
Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
0300 999 0004 (helpline, 9am–5pm Monday–Thursday)
DLF provides advice, information and training on independent living. Their website includes a web tool that offers advice, support and products for making daily living easier for older and disabled people (asksara.livingmadeeasy.org.uk). This tool has replaced the AT dementia website.
0345 121 8111 (8am–8pm, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday–Sunday)
Healthcare Pro provides products and services designed to support independent living.
Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
0808 808 0123 (8.30am–5pm Monday–Friday)
RNID provides support and care to people living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus. It was previously called Action on Hearing Loss.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
0303 123 9999 (8am–8pm Monday–Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday)
RNIB provides practical and emotional support to people affected by sight loss.
0330 010 1418 (9.30am–5.30pm Monday–Friday)
TechSilver provides gadgets designed to make life easier, safer and happier.
Last reviewed: April 2019
Next review due: April 2022
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Dr John Woolham, Senior Research Fellow and Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Research, King’s College London
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Alzheimer's Society online shop
Alzheimer's Society's online shop offers a wide range of products to assist with a range of day-to-day living requirements.
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