Brain Bus brings support to people with memory problems


The Brain Bus is coming to Omagh Leisure Centre car park on 29 June 2011 from 11am-3pm to demonstrate therapeutic recreation for people with memory impairment in the Western Trust area.


The Brain Bus, part of Fold Housing Association, is a showcase for the latest technology designed to enhance the lives of people with memory problems. Activities stimulate the user through their memories, interests and physical exercise, which may not only benefit their condition but their quality of life. Through light exercise and mental challenges the user is actively engaged in managing their own condition in a fun and social atmosphere.


The Brain Bus participants engage with the touch screen computers to complete puzzles, quizzes and games; or reminisce through person tailored music, photos and videos. There are simulators for cycling, driving and even flying. Come along and see the Brain Bus where you can try the various activities onboard.


Joe Travers, Head of Older People’s Mental Health Services in the Western Trust, said: “This is an opportunity for people who are concerned about their memory to experience what the Brain Bus can offer and also to raise awareness about the Western Trust’s Memory Assessment Service.”


If you are concerned about your memory please see your GP who may consider referring you to the Western Trust’s Memory Assessment Service  where health professionals will discuss with you and your family any concerns you may have. For an appointment at the memory assessment service your GP or health professional can refer you to the Older People’s Team at Holly Villa in Omagh or Coleshill House in Enniskillen


Any queries regarding the Memory Assessment Service can be directed to the team manager Brenda O’Donoghue on Tel: (028) 8283 5908.