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Why is Dementia Research Important? 


Dementia research is important so we can understand why dementia happens, who it affects and how to treat it. Although the Happiness Programme is not a treatment, our research has shown it eleviates the stressors that a person with dementia may experience like social isolation, distress, walking without a purpose and more. Here, we discuss the social impact we had during the COVID pandemic.

When we started out, we had the ambition to positively change the lives of people living with dementia. One of our core aims was to have a demonstrable social impact with the Happiness Programme. It’s why the reporting features are so important to us. It allows us to see an aggregated view of the impact our technology and services are making in care organisations across the UK. 


However, we couldn’t have foreseen the events that subsequently unfolded in early 2020. The lockdown changed the lives of everyone. It significantly impacted (and continues to impact) those in the care sector. It affects the very people we have been working so hard to reach and bring happiness to.

Despite these challenges, the Happiness Programme has proven to be a huge success. We’re delighted with the results below. We have been working with some of the biggest care groups, NHS Trusts and County Councils across the UK and Ireland. The Happiness Programme has brought many hours of meaningful activity for those living with dementia, and those that care for them. 

Our data is sourced from aggregating all the magic table 360’s used across the UK, between March and August 2020.

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The Happiness Programme is a first-of-its-kind initiative helping to change the lives of people living with cognitive challenges. We use interactive light technology to provide meaningful activities for residents and patients in care homes and care settings.  For more detail on what the Happiness Programme is and how it’s helping care venues across the UK, visit our getting started page.

Alternatively, jump to our dementialearning disability and NHS pages for more specific detail on how it’s helping care homes like Barchester and HC-One as well as hospitals and local authorities such as St George’s Hospital, London and Westminster and South Kensington Council.

For anything else, you can contact us here too.

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