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University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

Caring for people with dementia is mainly done by family members, yet how many feel obliged, rather than willing, to do so? This is the question being posed by researchers from the University of Bradford, as part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers. […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Still think you can afford your own care?

Still think you can afford your own care?

Following the launch of the main parties manifesto’s and comments from various organisations on how these promises will affect those needing social care it seems the real cost of care still isn’t being addressed along with the fact that dementia is a disease just like cancer.   Here’s a case study showing how quickly  a […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society respond to manifesto pledges for social care Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, Alzheimer’s Society respond to the social care pledges put forward. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’ve been crying out for a solution that ends the catastrophic costs of dementia social care. For […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Unachievable cost of dementia care-Are you saving for this?

Unachievable cost of dementia care-Are you saving for this?

Alzheimer’s Society warns of generations unprepared for astronomical dementia costs Nearly half (47%) of the UK adults aged between 16-75 years old questioned have not started saving for the care and support they might need in the future     An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that […]

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Alzheimer’s Society launches a new campaign today calling on the public to set aside their differences – from age to tastes and social standing to political allegiances – and unite in the fight against dementia, as it’s set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.   Celebrities and sports stars including Jo Brand, James Cracknell, […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

THE Lord Mayor of Oxford Mohammed Altaf-Khan praised the ‘excellent facilities’ at Wytham House where he attended a dementia awareness event last week. The Lord Mayor, who previously visited the Caring Homes residential, nursing and dementia care home to plant a rose bush when it opened last year, attended the event along with representatives from […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

A Barnsley family have spoke of their devastation after their son became one of the youngest people to die from dementia – at just 40 years old.   Gareth Wilmot, a teacher from Barnsley passed away on Monday after a five year battle with frontotemporal dementia, a savage and rapidly-advancing form of the disease. He was hit with […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS sets out five-year action plan to deliver care fit for the future- Alzheimer’s Society comment

NHS sets out five-year action plan to deliver care fit for the future- Alzheimer’s Society comment

The NHS has today set out plans on how it will deliver transforming the way care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives. Next Steps On The NHS Five Year Forward View, details an accelerated drive to improve efficiency and use of technology in […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. Under the test, new treatments that will cost the NHS more than £20 million per year for the first three years could be gradually introduced in a way that is more affordable to […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on housing organisations to unite against dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition by signing up to its new Dementia Friendly Housing Charter.   Research from the leading dementia charity* has previously found that 85 per cent of people want to stay living at home for as […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

  Alzheimer’s Society’s new Side by Side service is urging people across the country to reject romance and seek a different kind of connection this Valentine’s Day, using its new matching service to support a person with dementia.   The UK’s leading dementia charity is launching its innovative new Side by Side service in a […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottinghamshire care home receives highest quality band and Dementia Quality Mark

Nottinghamshire care home receives highest quality band and Dementia Quality Mark

Clipstone Hall & Lodge in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has been assessed by Nottinghamshire County Council as being a Band Five care home, the highest rating that can be achieved on the quality rating scale used by the Council.  In addition to this the home has also been awarded the Dementia Quality Mark. The home, which provides […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

The cost of dementia care will rocket if more is not done to better plan local environments to enable people with dementia to live more independently, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) says today as it publishes its first “Dementia and Town Planning” practice note.   The RTPI says that local planning can play a […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pioneering centre to provide innovative care and support in Darlington

Pioneering centre to provide innovative care and support in Darlington

AN AWARD winning retirement village is investing £1.5m in a new care centre as it continues with growth plans as a leader of innovative care. Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, is building the radical centre following the success of its innovative Family Living service, which provides opportunities and active participation, particularly for people with […]

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
David Cameron’s role as President of Alzheimer’s Research UK will help to keep the spotlight on dementia

David Cameron’s role as President of Alzheimer’s Research UK will help to keep the spotlight on dementia

Former Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today been announced as the new President of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Decades of underfunding has seen dementia research lagging more than 20 years behind the progress seen in cancer research, which sees more than six times more funding than dementia. David […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

A dementia centre of excellence in Caernarfon has been hailed as “naturally Welsh” by the country’s language supremo.  The £7 million Bryn Seiont Newydd, was opened a year ago by Mario and Gill Kreft of the award-winning Pendine Park care organisation on the site of a former community hospital in Pant Road on the outskirts […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon awarded CBE for services to dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon awarded CBE for services to dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon has been awarded a CBE for services to dementia care in the New Year’s Honours list. Angela has been inspired to help the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK by her own experiences of caring for her mother Edna, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2004 and sadly […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme wins Dementia Friendly Awards

Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme wins Dementia Friendly Awards

NHS England’s Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme has been recognised for its “remarkable” efforts to make life better for people with dementia at Alzheimer’s Society’s 2016 Dementia Friendly Awards.   The awards celebrate organisations, communities and individuals making outstanding contributions towards improving the lives and experiences of people with dementia.    This year there were nine […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Call for targeted campaign to help Black and Minority Ethnic dementia sufferers

Call for targeted campaign to help Black and Minority Ethnic dementia sufferers

“…in many BME communities, it is still seen as a natural part of ageing and not as an illness, so people do not access the services that are available…” “…Families are left to struggle and try to cope with the situation as best they can…” THE Government’s stated aim is to make England the best […]

December 5, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Wildly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug fails to deliver

Wildly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug fails to deliver

Eli Lilly have today announced that their Alzheimer’s disease drug in development, Solanezumab, did not show benefit for people with mild Alzheimer’s. The drug was an antibody against amyloid – the protein that clumps together in the brain’s of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It failed to slow cognitive decline in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. […]

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