Memory Technology Resource Room Evaluation Report
There are currently 27 Memory Technology Resource Rooms (MTRR) throughout the country which support people with dementia and their families and carers to live independent lives in the community. The MTRRs showcase a wide range of Assistive Technologies and provide guidance on how low tech and higher tech equipment may be helpful for addressing the needs of people with dementia or people with other memory difficulties.
The evaluation which was completed by the Work Research Centre highlights the benefits of the service including how the service is addressing the needs of people with dementia or other memory difficulties by:
• Raising awareness and providing guidance on assistive technologies,
• By providing an occupational therapy assessment and guidance on practical ways to manage the challenges that can be experienced as a result of dementia and to live as well as possible.
The report contains recommendations to ensure the sustainability and development of the MTRR network including the need to embed this vital service into the dementia post-diagnostic pathway and recommends building on the learning from COVID- 19 and the use of virtual visiting technologies to support people with dementia in their homes.
You can access the report below or download a copy of the report here http://dementiapathways.ie
You can access a full list of the MTRRs with contact details for each here https://dementiapathways.ie