Autographer camera

The Autographer camera has been used to help people with early dementia. It is an automated camera which is worn around the neck on a lanyard, and takes photos every few seconds when stimulated by sound or movement. These are downloaded onto a laptop and viewed the next day to help reinforce memories of what the wearer has done, who they have met, or where they have been. The lens is a ‘fish-eye’ which communicates particularly well with the brain. All those who used it reported better feelings of well-being as a result, and many described being less confused and having increased confidence.

Unfortunately, the manufacturer has ceased production, and a different version is being sourced.