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
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
“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