Dr Katie Brittain visits Home Instead Newcastle 

Dr Katie Brittain, a Lecturer in Social Gerontology at Newcastle University and her colleague Andrew Garbett a Researcher in the Digital Interaction Group came to our office in Newcastle.

They presented the new DEMENTIA APP which is available to download now. Katie and Andrew spoke to our CAREGivers about the app and how it worked. Following on from this, accounts were created on our CAREGivers personal devices and some have already placed their first review.

The app will really help people living with Dementia to find places in their communities that others have enjoyed and therefore continue to live an eventful and fulfilling life which many of us take for granted.

When the system is populated with reviews it will be of assistance to a significant number of people who are looking for positive experiences when they are out with family or friends who have Dementia.

Your opinion matters our CAREGivers are frequently in the community with their clients and always looking for new places to visit therefore not only can they review places of interest but also seek other people’s reviews so they can plan the next day out.

Katie assisting our CAREGiver Kim with her first review.
Katie assisting our CAREGiver Kim with her first review.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home