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Lydianhealth

Lydianhealth is a subsidiary of Lydianstream that develops and implements digital tech apps and technology in the space of, Dementia, mental health and mindfulness. At Lydianstream we believe that music and its unique holistic healing abilities immediately impacts in a positive manner with people living with dementia and people in general. Our mission is to find ways for all people to pro actively engage with musical sound, not just passively. To that end we have developed the Lydian MindHarp, and are developing more technologies that can support people living with dementia today.

Updated:
5 September 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Arts, Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Communication, Domiciliary Care, Education Sector, Health, Hospices, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local DAA Members, Schools, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Bristol Dementia Action Alliance

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?

Lydianstream and Lydianhealth are commited to quality of life in 'real' time. We believe that people are living now and want to improve peoples life in the present and not only looking for answers that deal with future hopes and expectations. We appreciate that this is vital in the long term but not at the price of those people who are 'suffering' today.

1) we volunteered for a year at the Peggy Dodd centre in Bath for a year working opposite people living. There are a string of testimonials on our website bearing this out.  

2) both Stewart and I have done the DAA awareness session

3) we have done at least 20 volunteer sessions at dementia cafes for the Alzheimers Society and BRACE network. 

4) we have an empirical trial going on opposite the A-and E  at Southmead Hospital for patients coming to the hospital suffering from dementia. The study hopes to show that working with MindHarp will lower anxiety and stress levels for those people allowing doctors and nurses to administer care in an ‘easier’ way. 

4) we are working opposite the BANES carers centre in Bath. I train the carers in delivering mindharp sessions and also go into private homes with carers to work directly with domestic carers in private homes together with their loved ones. 

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

Engaging the relevant people in adopting and testing positve new appraoches and technologies, in spite of many professionals promoting the ideas of new approaches most people are set in their ways. Combine that with ridiculous low salaries that carers receive and concern by organisations in making profits, the focus is on ...'let's just get through the day'. Not great if you are living with dementia in some place with limited resources. At Lydianhealth we work hard to find those 'champions' of whom there are more and more, to push on all fronts to improve the quality of life, today, for all living in care.

Member website

www.lydianhealth.com

2. Actions

  • working opposite the BANES carers centre

    we are working opposite the BANES carers centre in Bath. I train the carers in delivering mindharp sessions and also go into private homes with carers to work directly with domestic carers in private homes together with their loved ones.

    Status:
  • empirical trial

    we have an empirical trial going on opposite the A-and E at Southmead Hospital for patients coming to the hospital suffering from dementia. The study hopes to show that working with MindHarp will lower anxiety and stress levels for those people allowing doctors and nurses to administer care in an ‘easier’ way.

    Status:
  • volunteer sessions at dementia cafes

    we have done at least 20 volunteer sessions at dementia cafes for the Alzheimers society and BRACE network.

    Status:
  • both Stewart and I have done the DAA awareness session

    both Stewart and I have done the DAA awareness session

    Status:
  • volunteered for a year at the Peggy Dodd centre

    we volunteered for a year at the Peggy Dodd centre in Bath for a year working opposite people living. There are a string of testimonials on our website bearing this out.  

    Status: