Distraction Therapy Collection

This is a collection of equipment to support patients living with dementia, learning disabilities and vulnerable adults. The service is available to ward staff at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. Equipment can be loaned with a ward library card. Contact the library team on 01922 656628 to request a library card for your ward or for more information regarding equipment loans..

View the Equipment Loan Collection catalogue.

The collection includes computer monitors and tablets with pre-loaded My Life software (also known as RITA: Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities). The preloaded system can be used to help families and healthcare staff engage patients by providing distraction and stimulation via the My Life software.

Reminiscence area

Activities area

  • sing-a-long, whack a mole, painting, quiz, jigsaw, coconut shy, armchair exercises, shooting gallery, penalty kicks.


  • Helps with hand-eye co-ordination and promotes social interaction.
  • Supports in stimulating conversation and distracts agitated patients.

Read our case study.

For technical support, please contact the Library Team telephone 6628 / 6920.