Brain Bus supporting people with memory problems event a huge success.


Brain Bus supporting people with memory problems event a huge success.

People with memory problems are being encouraged to avail of support provided by the Western Health and Social Care Trust including the Trust’s Memory Assessment Service.


Those with an interest in memory problems, including Western Trust staff, clients, carers and relatives saw at first hand the latest technology designed to enhance the lives of people with memory problems when the Brain Bus visited Omagh recently.


Using a touch screen computer participants completed puzzles and games, listened to their favourite music or watched part of an old movie.  They were also able to try out the cycling, driving and flying simulators.


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


Mr Travers thanked Fold Housing Association for taking the time to bring the Brain Bus to the Western Trust area and to Leslie and Harry for explaining the technology in a simple and easy to use way.


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 by calling (028) 8283 5908.