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MSP Alasdair Allan attended an event in Stornoway aimed at raising awareness about technological advancements for supporting people living with dementia and their families.


The road show event was organised by NHS Western Isles RemoAge and Alzheimer Scotland Western Isles.


Mr Allan commented: ““This was a really useful opportunity to hear more about the ways new technologies can help people with dementia, as well and their families and carers.


“I was particularly interested to hear about Purple Alert – a free community minded app that helps people living with dementia to maintain their independence for as long as possible while helping their neighbours to look out for them.”


Other technologies being promoted included GPS, adaptive aids for people’s homes and products as simple as clocks that will tell people whether it’s four in the morning or four in the afternoon.


In Scotland, someone is diagnosed with dementia every 30 minutes and it is “clearly one of the biggest health and social care challenges faced by society today,” he added.

Dementia awareness roadshow

31 July 2017