What a year to remember with the Brain Bus
The Brain Bus returned to Millbrook to celebrate its first birthday. Since the Brain Bus’ launch a year ago residents at Millbrook have visited this mobile dementia therapy unit, twice weekly to take advantage of the state of the art cognitive and physical stimulation therapies. The Brain Bus through touch screen technology enables the user to take part in a broad range of activities including reminiscence, art and music sessions, puzzles and quizzes . The activities have been developed to enhance reasoning, hand eye coordination and short term memory. Initial research has shown the participants have benefited through learning how to use the bespoke touch-screen computers.
John McLean, Chief Executive of Fold commented, “The Brain Bus provides a critical support service for those people seeking to live more independently in the community. We are very encouraged by the emerging findings from our recent evaluation at Millbrook housing-with-care dementia centre and we look forward to the final report from the Dementia Centre at Stirling University. Fold remains dedicated to providing support in a housing context to enable people to live as independently as possible with dementia’.
The Brain Bus now visits participants across the South Eastern and Belfast Health and Social Care Trusts and residential facilities throughout Counties Down and Antrim.