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    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    Pioneers of a therapy which slows the progress of dementia are disappointed that more community-based techniques have not been recommended in official guidelines. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), which aims to exercise different areas of the brain through a series of focused activities in a socially-engaging context, was the only non-drug treatment recommended to stimulate cognition, […]

    12th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Football legend Gordon Banks is urging England fans to turn World Cup fever into dementia fervour.   The 1966 World Cup winner spearheaded the Alzheimer’s Society United Against Dementia campaign last year after the heartbreak of seeing three of his fellow Three Lions heroes develop dementia.   Now, with his country on the brink of […]

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    YouTube sensation gives a warm musical Cwtch to care home residents

    YouTube sensation gives a warm musical Cwtch to care home residents

      A dozen singers including a vocalist whose version of a Welsh classic has had a million hits on YouTube gave one-to-one personal performances care home residents. The tuneful interlude at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre in Caernarfon was masterminded by freelance community art practitioner Pauline Down. She recruited the singers to provide […]

    4th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dementia design champion awarded prestigious Churchill Medallion

    Dementia design champion awarded prestigious Churchill Medallion

    Tracy Paine, award- winning dementia design champion, and deputy chief executive of care village operator Belong, has been honoured with the prestigious Churchill Medallion at an award ceremony in London.  Tracy received the award from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to mark completion of a travelling fellowship, during which she researched models of care overseas, […]

    22nd June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Short stories help to ignite fond memories for Hull care home residents

    Short stories help to ignite fond memories for Hull care home residents

    Raleigh Court, a care home owned by Hull-based Hica Group, teamed up with Hull Libraries to mark Dementia Action Week and National Memory Day.   Dementia Action Week (May 21 – May 27) is a campaign ran by the Alzheimer’s Society, encouraging people to take actions – big or small to improve the lives of […]

    20th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Buckinghamshire care provider commits to making a difference to people’s lives

    Buckinghamshire care provider commits to making a difference to people’s lives

    Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, supported Alzheimer’s Society in its  commitment to making a difference to people’s lives during Dementia Action Week. This year’s campaign not only served to raise awareness and educate people about living with dementia, but also demonstrated how small actions can have a big impact when it comes to […]

    18th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    They may forget what you said – but they will not forget how you made them feel

    They may forget what you said – but they will not forget how you made them feel

    When my oldest child was four and I turned 30, she greeted me on the morning of my birthday with: Mum, you are old! A few years later my mother turned sixty and my little boy cried, saying that she’d probably die soon, due to her advanced age. When I introduced him to my friend’s […]

    13th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hotelier and philanthropist pledges to champion the rights of those living with dementia

    Hotelier and philanthropist pledges to champion the rights of those living with dementia

    Hotelier and philanthropist Laurence Geller has pledged to champion the rights of people who are living with dementia after his appointment as an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador. This signals his determination to support the nation’s leading dementia charity on its mission to enable people with dementia to live the lives they want and be included in […]

    6th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    More than 5,000 people saw a moving play about dementia inspired by residents of a care home in Gwynedd. The nationwide tour of Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) by the Frȃn Wen theatre company  was the most successful large-scale production in their history. The play shines a light on the effects of […]

    30th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Award-winning former banker vows to tackle dementia stigma among Asian communities

    Award-winning former banker vows to tackle dementia stigma among Asian communities

    Award-winning former banking executive Dr Kamel Hothi OBE has pledged to help tackle social stigma around dementia among Asian communities after being appointed an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador.   It is a move that formally signals the former Lloyds Banking Group strategist’s determination to support the nation’s leading dementia charity on its mission to enable people […]

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    TODAY Wednesday 9th May, Nuffield Trust publishes a report arguing that the English social care system can learn from the Japanese model. The authors highlighted the following key learning points: Universal access to care, not dependent on where a person lives. An easily navigated system A long-term commitment to the prevention of loneliness and ill […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care were […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Listening to music increases brain cell connectivity – Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Listening to music increases brain cell connectivity – Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Researchers at the University of Utah have analysed the effect hearing familiar music has on the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The study looked at 17 people living with dementia, using a functional MRI scan to analyse brain activity after listening to music. The researchers found brain activity increased in those areas of the […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    A report, launched by Independent Age, has found that bereavement has a huge impact on older people, including those living with dementia. The report found that: ·     People with dementia are less likely to get good end of life care. ·     Anticipatory grief is a big issue for carers of people with dementia, as it can be […]

    27th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    A UCL led study has revealed that hospitals in the UK are only recognising dementia in under two-thirds of people admitted to hospital for a different reason. The study, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of Alzheimer’s Association, tracked hospital admissions over an eight year period. In 2008 the study found that among those […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scotland’s Dementia Awards-The search is on for Scotland’s most inspirational dementia projects

    Scotland’s Dementia Awards-The search is on for Scotland’s most inspirational dementia projects

    The search is on across Scotland to recognise, promote and celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference to support people living with dementia and their families, with the launch of Scotland’s Dementia Awards. The Awards are a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. Now in […]

    17th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion Terry Eccott has become an Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was founded six years ago by Jayne Connery, following her mother’s experiences in the care sector. It now has more than 55,000 supporters on social media, with many sharing their own experiences of family members’ […]

    10th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Olympian set for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation

    Olympian set for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation

    Running legend Ron Hill says he is ready to face “the biggest challenge of my life” after revealing that he is now living with dementia.   The 79-year-old marathon icon has vowed not to let dementia “get me down” and fight the condition with the same determination that turned him into one of the world’s […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Dementia care roadmap’ to turn research into reality

    ‘Dementia care roadmap’ to turn research into reality

    Ambitions have been outlined to transform the experiences of the million people in Britain who will be living with dementia by 2021, in a new report published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Alzheimer’s Society gathered expert insight from researchers, people with dementia and the professionals who support them to produce a ‘roadmap’ with […]

    24th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Outstanding’ Exeter nursing home awarded Stirling Gold Standard for dementia-friendly environment

    ‘Outstanding’ Exeter nursing home awarded Stirling Gold Standard for dementia-friendly environment

    Staff and residents at Exeter’s Green Tree Court residential nursing home are celebrating gaining top marks for creating an exceptionally dementia-friendly environment. The innovative nursing home in Pinhoe has been formally awarded the Stirling Gold Standard, an internationally recognised benchmark devised by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) based at the University of Stirling in […]

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