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My Improvement Network

My Improvement Network are the providers of a Reminiscence Interactive Therapy/Activities (RITA) system currently used across over 400 NHS hospitals, as well as many care homes, hospices, day centres, respite centres. This therapy calms, engages and values individuals, whether they have dementia or any physical, mental illness. The collection of films, music, activities, exercises,life collages, translations, games etc provide the care-giver with the ability to make person-centred and meaningful engagement, whatever the circumstance/age/background, with no internet requirement.

Updated:
8 April 2019
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care, Hospices, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Our organisation support the delivery of person-centred care to patients who may have dementia or other conditions which give rise to anxiety, uncertainty, distress, and who will respond to the reassurance of being involved in something which is familiar and/or relevant to that person through the Reminiscence Interactive Therapy/Activities (RITA) system, this is achievable by the caregiver with ease, using this menu driven touchscreen, the patient can be provided with a calming, engaging activity, whether it be music, regional content, their native tongue, a favourite movie, poetry, hymns, etc.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The organisation caring for the patient has to have the 'RITA' Reminiscence Interactive Therapy/Activities system.

2. Actions

  • Holding educational study days to promote reminiscence therapy as a person-centred care for dementia patients

    Our organisation hold regular Study Days with the purpose of sharing best practice in person-centred dementia care, which we will continue to do on a National level. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Introducing 'RITA' Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities to all hospitals, hospices, day centres

    Visiting all relevant departments of all hospitals to introduce RITA Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities system to help calm or engage patients with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Introducing 'RITA' Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities to local authorities to use in care homes

    Introducing 'RITA to local authorities to use in care homes for dementia patients

    Status:
    Being implemented