Capsool, the digital innovation business that created the Jubilee Time Capsule for the Queen, is today launching a second digital time capsule concept created for the NHS, to support people with a dementia diagnosis.
livewelldementia.co.uk is a portal to help people with dementia, their family and professional carers access the best possible information and support, from diagnosis to services for all families living with dementia. Capsool’s innovative time capsule technology is being used to enable people with dementia and their carers to record memories, photographs and their life stories to share either with a private audience or publically in order to improve their personalised care.
Created in consultation with the Life Story Network, the organisation supported by the Government to improve dementia care through training in life story work, the digital timeline and archive will be a valuable resource for health and social care professionals to help them build meaningful relationships with individuals with dementia and their family carers. The creative platform has been developed by Capsool, the Manchester-based digital innovation business, that last year created the Jubilee Time Capsule for the Queen.
Capsool works with organisations to bring together people’s stories and memories through creative use of digital technology. The shared focus of the subject dialogue gives the material the capacity to create valuable social and historic content that is presented as a digital archive, or (re)collection.
Paul Carruthers, managing director of Capsool is delighted that his vision for the time capsule technology is being adopted to help socially vulnerable groups; “With Capsool we are exploring how social media can be used in meaningful ways that create profound economic and social value to people and organisations we work with.”
www.livewelldementia.co.uk is launched today, Thursday 7th March, in Manchester by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt at the Year of Action on Dementia Awareness - North West Regional Conference.
Funded by NHS North of England, led by NHS NW and commissioned in response to the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, the portal focuses on the needs of the person with dementia, their families and the professionals that care for them. It is a resource of helpful, fresh information on the provision of services in the North of England and makes it easier for people to understand what they can expect from their services and how they can access them.
The portal aims to:
• Encourage early diagnosis by sending people to their GPs
• Increase transparency so people know where to go for the best service
• Improve quality of life for people with a dementia diagnosis
• Embody the philosophy: it’s about the person, not the dementia.
Capsool is a creative technology company based in Manchester. Its inventive approach to digital technology and memory (re)collections was at the forefront of the Queen’s Jubliee Time Capsule (www.jubileetimecapsule.org) and is now being used to work with a Premier League football club and a British media institution. www.capsool.com
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