Ryan-presenting-award-320x320An OT specialising in dementia from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust is the winner of the first Mangar award for initiatives to encourage everyday independent living, part of the Advancing Healthcare awards programme in Northern Ireland.   Karen Walls, clinical lead, occupational therapy has led the way in occupational therapists prescribing a ‘satnav’ to give people with dementia the confidence to go out on their own in the knowledge that if they get lost it is easier for others to find them. This product has massive potential to help people with dementia everywhere with not only its innovation but also with the added benefit of keeping people with dementia safer and living at home for longer. Read more at mangar.co.uk