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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, […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

In response to updated life expectancy figures from Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL Institute of Health Equity, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said “Every day through our helpline we hear how the chronic lack of funding to the social care system over the last decade is devastating people with dementia. This latest analysis […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family are joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia after being inspired by her dad who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The television star, alongside her mum and dad, Gaby and Andrew, are supporting Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this autumn. […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Fiona Gardens, Trafford Housing Trust’s Extra Care scheme in Sale, has opened a new ‘Reminiscence Room’ to help tackle dementia which affects over 850,000 people in the UK.  Transporting residents back in time, the Reminiscence Room replicates a 1950’s living room and is designed to provide a familiar space where people living with dementia can […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making hospitals more “dementia-friendly”, an audit shows. Overall nearly 70% of carers rated care as excellent or very good, and 75% said that the person with dementia […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

The National Audit of Dementia, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) found hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care presented awards to volunteers spanning eight decades, from 14-year-old school children and film students at Middlesex University to parents who volunteer with their babies and older people who use services at Jewish Care’s whilst also volunteering. The organisations recognised some of the unsung heroes who make a difference at The Betty and Aubrey […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

ONS reports unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion, Alzheimer’s Society comments Today Office of National Statistics, ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy. The ONS found spend on social care in England has decreased in real terms (adjusted for inflation) since 2009 – 2010, […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

Four year old therapy dog Dylan has brought a smile to the face of former basset hound and Labrador breeder Marlene Hajegos.   Marlene aged 78, who used to show dogs at Crufts, met Dylan along with fellow residents at Acacia Nursing Home in Yeovil.   Marlene, who has dementia, enjoyed spending time with the […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £99,950 grant to develop Festival of Theatre and Dementia

West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £99,950 grant to develop Festival of Theatre and Dementia

West Yorkshire Playhouse, the UK’s foremost dementia friendly theatre having introduced the world’s first dementia friendly performance, has been awarded £99,950 from Arts Council England National Lottery funding to produce a Festival of Theatre and Dementia. Exploring the experience of living with dementia through creative activity, the Festival will create new opportunities for older people […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

According to the BBC in 2010 just 5% of NHS hospitals give staff formal training to care for patients with dementia. It was then reported that patients with severe dementia had a bad experiences when in hospital or as outpatients. In 2010 most staff did not know how to meet the needs of dementia patients […]

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