Memory Lane Games, the Isle of Man based Dementia digital engagement business, has announced a partnership with Santé Group, the Preston-based employee benefits business.
The partnership will see Santé Group embedding the Memory Lane Games’ Structured Cognitive Stimulation App for Dementia into its employee benefits platform, MySanté, to support those employees who are caring for loved ones with the disease.
Every year, thousands of days are lost from work as employees are called away to support elderly loved ones who have become anxious and upset. Often the employee is the only person who can engage with and calm the anxieties of their spouse, or parent. The App will provide a quick and effective tool to share personalised connections and reminiscences, via a third-party supporter/ carer, thus sharing a resource that can calm and reassure. In addition to the Memory Lane Games App functionality, employees will also have access to a wide range of support articles and video-based tutorials, to help them cope with the combined pressures of working and caring.
The content being delivered is currently available to individual families on a monthly subscription, but, as with its other aggregated benefits, such as mental health, debt advice and virtual GP support, Santé Group will supply the content as an integral part of their existing employers’ platform and within the employer’s existing spend.
Speaking at their Preston UK HQ, Paul Nugent (CEO at Santé Group) said “Everyone knows someone living with Dementia. It impacts entire families as they battle to cope. I’ve seen the impact of the Memory Lane Games App first-hand, it’s a game changer! Whilst not every employee will need this service, for those who do, the value will be immeasurable”.
Bruce Elliott, co-founder of Memory Lane Games commented: “We’re delighted with this partnership with Santé Group, taking our therapeutic support to those families who need it most and with the added advantage of being within the My Santé platform. Our aim has always been to make a positive difference and the team at Santé Group are helping us to achieve that”.
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