Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN)
A group of organisations uniting to develop innovative technologies in the South West.
The Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN) is a platform for businesses, healthcare professionals, service user groups and academic researchers to stimulate the development of innovative assisted living products and services in the South West.
Membership is free!
Through hosting quarterly networking seminars we aim to:
- Facilitate discussions on areas of unmet need
- Promote knowledge transfer collaborations between research institutions and industry
- Create commercial opportunities for new assistive technology products and services
Sign-up to join the network to receive regular newsletters and updates. Members also benefit from invites to ALAN networking seminars.
“Sweetening the pill” – How can we improve management of medicines?
Tuesday 25 April 2017 – Future Space, UWE North Gate, Bristol BS34 8RB
6:00 – 8:00pm
The number of older people (>65 years) who have sensory impairment (visual and/or hearing loss) is increasing and future increases are anticipated due to the ageing population. Older people often have multiple health conditions which are managed by medicines but medicine management can be difficult for older people and when combined with sensory impairment, visual and/or hearing, these difficulties are exacerbated.
Furthermore, patients often forget to take their medication. Whether it’s symptomatic of a failing memory, or people simply not remembering to fit their medication into a busy daily routine, it’s an issue with big implications for every area of healthcare.
Come to this special FREE event to hear more about how we might address the issues surrounding compliance and medication management.
For a list of speakers and booking visit the event page.
Previous event presentations:
Digital Health – The Diabetes Test Bed
Wednesday 25 January 2017
Diabetes Digital Coach – an Internet of Things Test Bed
Dr Elizabeth Dymond, Deputy Director of Enterprise, West of England Academic Health Science Network
Using Mi-PACT within the Diabetes Digital Test Bed to support patients living with diabetes
Tommy Parker, Digital Innovation Lead, Ki Performance Lifestyle Limited
For information on sponsoring the Assisted Living Action Network, its website and regular networking events please contact us.