RSSCategory: Alzheimer’s Care

‘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 […]

1st January 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
‘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 […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer

Dementia set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer

More than 25.5 million people around the world are dying each year with serious physical and psychological suffering caused by disease, injury or illness, according to a major new report published in The Lancet today. The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief has provided the first global estimates of serious, health-related suffering […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Ruth Langsford unites with 3,000 people at Surrey Memory Walk

Ruth Langsford unites with 3,000 people at Surrey Memory Walk

Strictly star Ruth Langsford took a break from the dancefloor to join 3,000 people who united against dementia at an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk. The Loose Women and ITV This Morning presenter, who lost her dad, Dennis, to dementia, swapped sequins for a blue Alzheimer’s Society t-shirt when she took part in the charity’s Surrey […]

9th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness backs dementia fight in memory of her mum

Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness backs dementia fight in memory of her mum

Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness joined more than 1,800 people to unite against dementia at Reading’s first Memory Walk yesterday (Sunday 1 October). The actress, who played Marlene Boyce in Only Fools and Horses, cut the ribbon to start Alzheimer’s Society’s Reading Memory Walk which started in Kings Meadow at 11am.   Sue […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough care home residents’ Memory Walk raises funds for charity

Middlesbrough care home residents’ Memory Walk raises funds for charity

ELDERLY care home residents have been raising funds for the fight against dementia with a sponsored walk.   The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, held a memory walk in support of the Alzheimer’s Society, which has seen over 100,000 take part in similar walks around the country this year.   Six residents and their family […]

29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care staff are battling a system preoccupied with saving money

Social care staff are battling a system preoccupied with saving money

The findings of a new survey of 469 social workers by Community Care Magazine, supported by the Care and Support Alliance, provide evidence of how broken the social care system England has become.  The responses from across England revealed that: Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) felt expected to reduce care packages because of cost pressures […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-64. The findings reflect the increasing public appetite to understand modifiable […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents enjoy fun on the farm

Specialist care village residents enjoy fun on the farm

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Wigan, were delighted to spend a day getting up close and personal with a range of animals during a trip to Hope View Sensory Farm, an Alzheimer’s and Dementia friendly farm in Astley. Residents were given a tour of the farm and encouraged to help feed and pet the […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

From today the 28 July; The University of Manchester’s Whitworth will showcase an exhibition exploring how to live well after a diagnosis of dementia. Curated by the Fabulous Forgetful Friends, this Collection Centre exhibition explores the lived experience of dementia, looking beyond the condition and highlighting the positives. Fabulous Forgetful Friends is a group based in […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Academics appointed to help care home provider deliver great dementia services

Academics appointed to help care home provider deliver great dementia services

Care UK has selected the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, as its new partner to help it invest further in its provision of care for people living with dementia. The initial phase of the partnership sees an 18-month contract where the University of Worcester will support Care UK to build consistency, […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
21st July 2017 | By | Reply More