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Solution Selection

The Innovation team and Physical Activity team at Alzheimer’s Society have been working together on an innovation ‘sprint’ to help people with dementia to be active as part of their day to day lives, as early as possible after diagnosis. After sprinting through the first few stages of this work, we have four co-designed ideas that we would like to get your feedback on. Please take a look below to vote and comment on these ideas (please ignore the banner saying 'submissions now closed') . You have  two votes,  but you can  comment on any of the ideas . When commenting, please do reflect on some of the questions if you can that have been shared within each idea. The activity will close at midday (12pm) on Tuesday 19 April. Following this activity, we will review all of your feedback and look to decide which idea(s) we will take forward into the next stage of the project. Click 'more details' if you want to find out more about how we got to this stage. Thank you so much for your time!

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Enter our car park to share thoughts and experiences on how we can help to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. What is the ‘Innovation Hub car park? This 'car park' is an open invitation to members of the Innovation Hub to share experiences and challenges that people affected by dementia face, and ideas on how to overcome these. What do we want to understand? We want to understand the detail behind your idea or challenge. Please use the submission form (accessible by clicking 'share your experience below') which will ask questions about the problem or opportunity you see to give us a better understanding. What do we want to achieve from this? We are hoping that having this space on our Innovation Hub will give us a broad variety of ideas and shine a light on the associated challenges which they are attempting to overcome. Whilst we won't have capacity to work on everything shared, we will store all the ideas and challenges and consider them when we are looking at our upcoming innovation activities. Please share your views below by clicking  'share your experiences'. We welcome contributions from people with dementia, those supporting someone with dementia, and professionals.

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Product development

Which products help people with dementia the most? Alzheimer's Society’s Online Shop sells a wide range of assistive products to help people affected by dementia to live better and longer in their homes (find our Online Shop  here ). We call these, 'helpful everyday products', and they include easy-to-use telephones, clocks and watches, reminders, adaptive clothing, home safety devices, tactile and sensory products and a wide range of games and activities. The Online Shop is asking for your help in sharing new ways to improve their product range... We want to understand: Which is the most helpful product or technology that you use on a daily basis? Are there any problems with current products or technologies that you use? Please share your views below by clicking  'share your experiences'. We welcome contributions from people with dementia, those supporting someone with dementia, and professionals.

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Solution Selection

Since starting the sprint project on Banking and Dementia in November, we have read countless documents, spoken to over 25 people with professional or personal experience and held four ideas workshops. Together, we came up with 66 ideas which have now been whittled down to five potential solutions.  We want to ensure any solution we come up with gets adopted, championed, works well for everyone involved, and improves the lives of those affected by dementia. Let us know what you think by commenting on the ideas and voting for your favourite. We need your honest feedback, so please don't hold back! Note that the names are just working titles, so feel free to make suggestions of better ones! This activity closes on Tuesday 17 February 2021.

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Sprint

Thank you for sharing your challenges, votes and comments. Please note, this activity has now closed but you can still comment on the challenges people have posted below. Keep an eye out on the hub for more information as we progress through our banking and dementia sprint. We want to hear about any difficulties you or others affected by dementia are having when it comes to banking. We know that people are facing challenges on a daily basis and probably more now than ever since the coronavirus pandemic has changed how we carry out some of our routine activities, including visits to the bank, using telephone and online banking and other banking services. With your experiences and the support of our partner Santander, together we can highlight these challenges and take forward the ones that receive the most votes for our team to investigate further. Together we will develop a solution to tackle one or more of the challenges to improve the experience of banking for people affected by dementia. Scroll down to post challenges that people affected by dementia are facing when it comes to banking. You can also comment on other people's suggestions and vote on which ones are most important to you.

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Sprint

Thank you for sharing your challenges, votes and comments. Please note, this activity has now closed but you can still comment on the challenges people have posted below. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected everyone's lives in ways we never expected. We know that for people affected by dementia it is especially challenging.  This new situation requires new solutions, and it needs them soon.  Use this space to tell us the challenges that people living with dementia and their carers are facing right now. Comment on other people's suggestions and vote on which ones are most important to you. The Alzheimer's Society Innovation team will then find the best ways to address them.

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Sprint

Thank you for sharing your challenges, votes and comments. Please note, this activity has now closed but you can still comment on the challenges people have posted below. We want to tackle the biggest challenges facing people with dementia as well as their families and carers. But what barriers do people face? We used suggestions and votes from hundreds of people who joined the innovation hub to decide what challenge our Innovation Team will tackle next. In total, 34 challenges were posted and 8 made it through to the final round of voting. Voting revealed three clear front runners: • Dressing: Clothing that promotes autonomy and self-esteem (and that looks good) • Resource for supporting end of life conversations • Staying dry – continence and dementia The Innovation Team spent time looking into each of the three subject areas, and found that there are currently significant developments and research underway addressing ‘resources for supporting end of life conversations’ and ‘clothing that promotes autonomy for people with dementia.’ Having considered this, along with additional criteria such as how big an impact a new innovation in each area would make for people affected by dementia, the Innovation team have cast their votes and we are excited to be taking forward the challenge of: ‘Staying dry – continence and dementia’ The Innovation team are committed to ensuring the project is firmly rooted in people's experiences. If you would like to share your story, please email innovation@alzheimers.org.uk We will look to pass on the enthusiasm expressed and comments for the other challenges to teams looking at these subject areas, and we will ensure that top ideas not picked this time are in the mix for the next Project Selection Challenge. A huge thank you to everyone for taking the opportunity to get involved in our work, and we look forward to keeping you up to date with our progress.  

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