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Let's empower movement in dementia care

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Knowing dementia

Every September is World Alzheimer’s Month – a global campaign lead by Alzheimer’s Disease International. For 2021, the theme is ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’, highlighting the power of knowledge and how we can all raise more awareness.
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Moving care forward

Together, we can empower movement in dementia care towards better awareness, understanding and action. To find out how, sign up to our dementia care updates for the latest Arjo resources and material sent straight to your inbox.
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“As long as he can move, he’s happy”

For caregivers Lars and Francesca, maintaining mobility for someone with dementia is vital for maintaining quality of life. “Helge has traditionally been very active – not being able to move would be a big hit for his self-confidence and dignity.”
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Dementia care & Covid-19

For caregivers working with people in long-term care, 2020 has created a unique set of challenges. Around the world, measures to control the spread of Covid-19 such as isolation, distancing and minimised physical contact have made delivering person-centred care extremely difficult – and yet it has never been more important.¹

Arjo dementia care solutions are designed to support smooth care routines, maintain and improve mobility, and promote a calm environment.

To find out more about how we can support care in the time of Covid-19, please read more on our Dementia Care solutions.
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Clinical evidence for person-centred dementia care

The Dementia care solutions clinical focus guide is Arjo’s primary resource to understand the specific needs of people living with Dementia and how the right equipment can support care. Discover the power of non-pharma solutions to improve quality of Dementia care in practice.
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Whitepaper: Novel therapeutic chair benefits residents with dementia

The Wellness Nordic Relax Chair is Arjo’s key non-pharma solution for person-centred dementia care. Automated programmes help carers respond to dementia care challenges and 9 out of 10 recommend it.³

What else do carers think? Read the whitepaper to find out.
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Facilitate smoother activities of daily living

In an environment where intimate care routines can entail a moment of friction, our solutions are designed to make every-day tasks easier for carers and comfortable for residents.
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Enable one-to-one interactions

Many Arjo solutions are designed to be used by a single carer, are easy and intuitive to use, and integrate across the care pathway. We strive to enable carers to deliver one-to-one care with less time focused on task- based necessities - and more time for quality interactions.
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Support a calm and dignified care environment

Equally important to activities of daily living is the need to create and capture positive moments that promote contentment and joy. Extending beyond essential routines and bodily needs, our solutions can bring wellness, calmness and dignity to residents and benefit the overall care environment.
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Understanding the individual

We have developed the Mobility Gallery and Dementia care personas to assist you in identifying individual needs and selecting appropriate solutions that support activities of daily living.
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Person-centred care

We believe that it is only by applying a person-centred approach when caring for someone living with dementia that quality of life can be maintained, episodes of responsive behaviour can be minimised and dignity can be maintained.
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Designing for dementia

At the core of our research and development process for both acute and long-term care are our design principles. These principles not only guide product development, they are the foundation of our portfolio and are in place to ensure we continue to meet the evolving needs and challenges of today’s care environments
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The Arjo dementia care product portfolio

Our carefully selected dementia care portfolio can assist you in delivering person centred care around the clock, from patient transfers to bathing and wellness.
References

1. World Health Organization. (2020) Invest in the overlooked and unsung: build sustainable people-centred long-term care in the wake of COVID-19 [Press statement]. 23 April. Available at: https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/statements/statement-invest-in-the-overlooked-and-unsung-build-sustainable-people-centred-long-term-care-in-the-wake-of-covid-19

(Accessed: 6 August 2020).

2. Alzheimer’s Disease International. World Alzheimer Report 2018. London: Alzheimer’s Disease International; 2018. 

3. Whitepaper. November 2020.

4. Alzheimer’s Disease International / Dementia statistics
https://www.alzint.org/about/dementia-facts-figures/dementia-statistics/

5. Alzheimer’s Disease International / World Alzheimer Report 2020
https://www.alzint.org/u/WorldAlzheimerReport2020Vol1.pdf

6. Review of Effects of Physical Activity on Strength, Balance, Mobility and ADL Performance in Elderly Subjects with Dementia
https://scienceoxford.com/importance-maintaining-mobility-ageing-dementia/

7. Arjo Whitepaper: Novel Therapeutic Chair Benefits Residents With Dementia
https://www.arjo.com/int/solutions/dementia-care/pardot/clinical-whitepaper/

8. Alzheimer’s Disease International / World Alzheimer Report 2015
https://www.alzint.org/u/WorldAlzheimerReport2015.pdf

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