Clinicians have long been feeling that individuals living with dementia or other similar cognitive impairments, needed more opportunity to engage with meaningful activities and entertainment. Staff at the hospitals have seen many positive outcomes since the dementia software was introduced. This has resulted in good qualitative and positive feedback
RITA is aimed at offering support for older people, people with mental health issues and Learning difficulties and brain injuries patients as a means of supporting them and reducing their agitation, isolation, depression and delirium.
Lisa Marshall from Hywel Dda UHB explains what a difference RITA has made on her ward and has become an instrumental member of the team: