Innovation Theatre

Home of the industry’s leading developers and suppliers, the Innovation Theatre will feature a whole host of the latest state-of-the-art products and services presented by some of our renowned exhibitors. The line-up is dedicated to deliver an outlook upon the most innovative creations available and the future products that are set to change the face of the care industry.

Wednesday 6th June

Thursday 7th June

11:00 - 11:45

Going Back In Time With Virtual Reality

Care home residents can now travel to wherever they choose, including back in time, from the comfort of their arm chairs. Virtual reality offers a high level of realism to a resident’s activity time and gives the not so able a chance to see a new or familiar place. The fully immersive experience has already been heavily used in medical training and the transition into care homes seems like an obvious one.

12:00 - 12:45

How Mobile Phone Games Can Help Fight Dementia

With research for dementia at times struggling to gain traction, technology can serve as the real driving force to ignite such analysis. With mobile gaming being so popular, the use of mobile games can serve as a fantastic tool to measure each user’s brain developments such as their spatial navigation - which is considered a key indicator to early signs of dementia.

13:00 - 13:45

Keeping Audio Diaries

This session looks at how keeping an audio diary for a dementia sufferer can boost their confidence and help eliminate the stigma for those in the early stages of the disease. The initial diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming for a person so using an audio diary can help manage these emotions strategically and help with the struggles of retaining information.

14:00 - 14:45

Social Media For The Care Sector

Finding innovative ways to aid dementia and alzheimer's sufferers is a tricky task but taking one of the most popular things from the current generation and applying it to the older generation is something that is now reaping benefits for patients. The use of apps designed specifically for care home residents provide a social media platform similar to Facebook that both the resident’s family and the resident themselves can use to share, post and log any interactions and milestones. This ability to keep these posts in one digital place allows interaction from family and friends who are unable to visit often and gives a place to collate the information gathered in reminiscence therapy sessions for reference.

15:00 - 15:45

Reminiscence Rooms

Finding innovative ways to aid dementia and alzheimer's sufferers is a tricky task but taking one of the most popular things from the current generation and applying it to the older generation is something that is now reaping benefits for patients. The use of apps designed specifically for care home residents provide a social media platform similar to Facebook that both the resident’s family and the resident themselves can use to share, post and log any interactions and milestones. This ability to keep these posts in one digital place allows interaction from family and friends who are unable to visit often and gives a place to collate the information gathered in reminiscence therapy sessions for reference.

16:00 - 16:45

Innovative Grounds Can Change Lives

A care home’s garden is a place that unbeknownst to many can be an excellent place to enhance the care of dementia and alzheimer’s disease sufferers. This session looks at the adjustments that can be made to a garden such as designing it to resemble a local park, a home’s back garden and more. These types of developments are not commonly thought of but for residents it can help them in terms of happiness and become a rewarding location for therapy.