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:


North Tyneside CCG care homes explain what RITA has done for them

Hospital Benefits

  • Helps with Nutrition and Hydration
  • Purposeful Occupation
  • Useful as a Decision Tool in de-escalating problems
  • Promotes valuable Patient/Carer interaction
  • Helps reduce social isolation
  • Reducing agitation/calms and stimulates
  • Helpful in Stroke/Rehab/Renal Units
  • Helps with staff morale/retention/turnover
  • Back Office system providing usage information.
  • Valuable for CQC Audits.
  • Supports Quality Improvement Programmes.
  • Monitors Health & Wellbeing
Hospital Benefits
Patient Benefits

Patient Benefits

  • Promotes person-centred care
  • Reconnects families with their loved ones
  • System capable of virtual visits offering calming when relatives leave the hospital
  • Relatives become involved and learn more about their relative
  • Provides triggers to elicit conversation
  • More interest around mealtimes helping with their nutrition and hydration
  • Less boredom
  • Opportunity to become involved in Group exercises and removing social isolation.
  • Helps with confidence and trust
  • Armchair exercises helping with overall health and wellbeing