How to help when memories fade

Our innovative mobility chairs are targeted at those who suffer from, or are in the early stages of, dementia, meaning their memory and ability to move freely is restricted. Unfortunately aging, despite our efforts to do so, can not be prevented and those who care for the elderly are forced to find ways in which they can help.

A common side effect for those who develop dementia can be a loss of memory, making even the simplest of tasks often rather difficult. Although this can be upsetting for loved ones and carers, there are plenty of ways to help.

When a loved ones memory begins to fade, it is essential that friends and family are there to support, stay patient and provide regular prompting. The regular re-jigging of memories shared and photos taken can be just what a sufferer needs to keep their mind active and to prevent the condition from worsening.

To help with this interaction, we knew it was important to design our chairs to encourage the correct positioning for users. With the likes of our headrests, pelvic positioners and even the electric reclining function, users are able to stay socially aware and interactive with loved ones – without discomfort . These features are an important part of keeping users social and surrounded by loved ones faces, meaning they are not hunched over and unaware whilst sat in their chair.

Although staying active is important for sufferers, family members and carers should still remain cautious. Due to the lack of memory and functioning skills, the elderly will be prone to danger and even simple tasks will become a risk. Our chairs enable family members to rest assured their loved ones will remain safe and out of harm’s way due to their unique safety design which helps eliminate falls and hazards.

With features such as the tilt-in-space function, users are able to remain safely seated within their chair. Tilting forward and falling out of chairs is a common occurrence for those who suffer from dementia, which can become quite frightening. We wanted to eradicate this fear and make sure our users remained safe whilst seated.

Despite the nature of the illness, keeping the elderly engaged in activities is extremely important. Memory loss can be scary for sufferers, as well as family members, so any sort of activity that can keep them active is worth it. Due to this, we wanted to ensure that users of our chairs could stay sociable and easily be maneuvered to where they wish to be – no longer restricted and left to one room.

Each of our chairs are lightweight and can easily pass through domestic doors, ensuring even the smallest of family members can manoeuvre the chairs around. Being able to move around the household enables the user to stay alert and active, improving the users memory and even their quality of life. As well as this, each chair comes with a foldaway table fitted to it. Not only can this be useful for meal times, but with activities with the family as well.

If you have any questions or queries about how our chairs could help when a loved ones memory begins to fade, you can reach us on our helpline by calling 0800 0467448 – we will be happy to help.