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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Chirk Court Care Home residents raise funds to help others

Chirk Court Care Home residents raise funds to help others

Residents, staff and friends of the Chirk Court Care Home, managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, raised £103 for the Alzheimer’s Society with a recent coffee morning. “It was lovely to welcome many family members and friends from the wider community. We’d like to thank everyone who supported us and the residents themselves, who made […]

4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Prince’s Trust project create Dementia Village

Prince’s Trust project create Dementia Village

Eleven young people from across Salford have helped create a unique Dementia Village at Pemberton Fold Care Home in Little Hulton, as part of a Prince’s Trust project run by the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service and City West Housing Trust.   The team, aged 17 to 26, put their skills to the test […]

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society warns that ‘dementia tax’ policy must be tackled

Alzheimer’s Society warns that ‘dementia tax’ policy must be tackled

Ahead of the Queen’s speech tomorrow, the UK’s leading dementia charity is warning Prime Minister Theresa May that the ‘dementia tax’ must be tackled, as public outrage and fear over the state of social care refuses to abate.    In a YouGov poll carried out on Tuesday 14 June (1), social care came out above […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHESTERFIELD care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes to neighbouring businesses – with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.   The sale was part of a year-long fundraising campaign by the Hill Care Group, whose head office is on St Mary’s Gate.   The group’s homes across the north of England […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has today announced its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. £6 million has been awarded to three ‘Centres of Excellence’ that will focus on key priority areas within dementia care research over the next five years. The centres, located at the Universities of Newcastle and Exeter and University College London, are part […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

STAFF from a Runcorn care home have scaled Snowdon and raised over £1,000 for those living with dementia.   The sponsored walk to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain, at 1,085m, was tackled by staff from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue in Runcorn.   They include Alex Groundwater, Alison Clifton and her daughter Lucy, […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based carers have pledged to support people with dementia after taking part in a Dementia Friends workshop.   Clarriots Care is committed to training people about the complexities of dementia and what they can do to make a difference to the lives of people affected.   The Dementia Friends campaign is part of a […]

30th May 2017 | By | Reply More
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. […]

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