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    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 […]

    16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

    Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

    Pfizer has announced that it will be ending its neuroscience discovery and early development efforts, an area which includes research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease. The US based company anticipates losing 300 jobs in its neuroscience discovery and early development programmes in Andover, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Groton, Connecticut. The company said that it will […]

    8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    It’s time to tell the truth about dementia-By The Purple Angel founder

    It’s time to tell the truth about dementia-By The Purple Angel founder

    Things you always wanted to know, or should know about dementia, but were too afraid to ask and healthcare professionals are sometimes too frightened to tell you to tell you. Those with dementia MAY, and I have to STRESS, “” MAY “” show some of these symptoms Confusion and repeated questions are very common; please […]

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    ‘Inspirational’ former carer wins national Dementia Friendly Award

    ‘Inspirational’ former carer wins national Dementia Friendly Award

    An “inspirational” former carer has won a national honour for her efforts to help people with dementia and their loved ones. Val Brown was presented with the Uniting Against Dementia – Outstanding Contribution honour at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards. The 79-year-old has been involved with Alzheimer’s Society for the last 28 years […]

    19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia?

    Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia?

    Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia? Would you benefit from taking a break to learn more about dementia and develop your caring skills? If that sounds interesting, then the Royal Surgical Aid Society would like to talk to you! RSAS is looking for family carers of people with dementia to take part in a new […]

    19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Search is on for for pioneering Dementia carers centre

    Search is on for for pioneering Dementia carers centre

    Bruton Knowles has been instructed to find a home for a circa 18,000 sq ft multi-million pound flagship Dementia Carers Centre in Birmingham described as the first of its kind in the world. The centre will provide education, training and skills development for people who care for relatives with dementia. The hotel-style facility will also […]

    14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Chorley concert hits the high notes with dementia residents

    Chorley concert hits the high notes with dementia residents

    Residents at an award-winning specialist care home in Chorley enjoyed a festive musical treat performed as part of a wider wellbeing programme.   The Lodge, a specialist dementia care home within Buckshaw Retirement Village, played host to the Christmas music concert, which was performed by Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC). The organisation specialises in […]

    13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Horrifying figures as 1,400 people with dementia expected to be stranded in hospital over Christmas

    Horrifying figures as 1,400 people with dementia expected to be stranded in hospital over Christmas

    Alzheimer’s Society investigation reveals horrifying figures as 1,400 people with dementia expected to be stranded in hospital over Christmas At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but trapped because of a social care system starved of funding – an Alzheimer’s Society investigation has revealed.   […]

    13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on study which suggests urea is a cause of dementia

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on study which suggests urea is a cause of dementia

    A study published today (11 December) has suggested that a build-up of urea in the brain could be a major cause of dementia. An international team of researchers, including Professor Garth Cooper from the University of Manchester, used both human brains, donated by families for medical research, and those of genetically modified sheep to investigate […]

    11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Hearing loss could be a risk factor as dementia diagnosis set to triple world wide

    Hearing loss could be a risk factor as dementia diagnosis set to triple world wide

    A study published today has suggested that hearing loss could be a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia. The researchers, based at Trinity College Dublin, reviewed and analysed the results of 36 different studies involving over 20,000 people that looked into hearing loss and dementia. They found that age-related hearing loss had a small […]

    7th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Brain training could potentially help reduce the risk of developing dementia

    Brain training could potentially help reduce the risk of developing dementia

    Results from a ten year study have hinted that a type of brain training designed to train people’s thinking speed could reduce dementia risk. The study, known as the ACTIVE study, recruited 2,802 older adults without dementia. The participants undertook one of three programmes designed to train their memory, reasoning or attention speed, or were […]

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