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A new event exploring innovation in dementia services is taking place at Citizen M in Glasgow on October 14. The Scottish Ecosystem, formed by Digital Health & Care Institute, The Alliance, Joint Improvement Team, eHealth, NHS, NHS24 and SCTT, are hositng A Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation: Dementia Technology and Services,…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has developed a new App to be used as a reference resource for all workers whose role includes supporting or caring for adults. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the worker’s own organisation’s adult support and protection policies and procedures. There…
Apple has officially announced the launch of a new, bigger tablet computer called the iPad Pro. The technology giant also used a live event to unveil the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which come both come with a pressure sensitive screen that uses technology called 3D Touch where applying more…
A new care monitoring service which uses sound and motion sensitive camera equipment to trigger alerts of any unusual activity has been launched to protect vulnerable people, such as the elderly in care homes. The footage will be monitored by health or social care sector-trained staff, and will also offer…
Four students from the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow have developed an App desgned to support people living with dementia, their families and carers. The MindMate App has a number of sections including Brain-Games, Physical Exercises, Nutrition Advice, useful Everyday-Tools, such as Reminders and a My Story-Tool, as well as…
Animated videos are becoming an increasingly popular way to explain concepts, communicate ideas and enliven presentations. Even the driest topics and reports can be brought to life when communicated through animated videos. However, it can be expensive to commission an illustrator to create animations for your ideas. This is where…
A brain-training iPad game has been developed to help people with schizophrenia. Researchers at the University of Cambridge said slow progress is being made towards developing a drug treatment and the game, called Wizard, can help where drugs have so far failed. The game has been found to improve the…
A new survey has found 84% of staff working in children’s services say that achieving efficient data sharing between multi-agency teams is one of the greatest technological challenges for social care. The survey, which was recently carried out by Capita One, also revealed that 64% of children’s services staff think…
Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2015

Engage: Social care evidence base

Social care may be the poor relation of healthcare with regard to research funding, but it’s something of a myth that it is not evidence-based, says Research in Practice Director Dez Holmes (How good is the social care sector at building an evidence base? Guardian Social Care Network, 7 July…
Seventeen healthcare pioneers are due to find out that their inventions are to be rolled out to patients, hospitals and GP practices across England. A smartphone heart monitor, a tool to diagnose liver disease and a ground-breaking genetic research programme that allows doctors to diagnose, predict and prevent illnesses more…
Want to create a website or blog but don’t have skills in web design or development? Weebly can help. Weebly offers an easy and affordable way to create a website or blog that works across computers, phones and tablets. Maybe you would like to blog about a project, showcase resources…
The University of Bradford has launched a database to store and share information on Dementia Care Mapping. Dementia Care Mapping is an established approach to achieving and embedding person-centred care for people with dementia. It prepares staff to take the perspective of the person with dementia in assessing the quality…
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