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Christmas the most isolating time of year for people living with dementia

Christmas the most isolating time of year for people living with dementia

New research from Alzheimer’s UK has shown that over half of people affected by dementia find Christmas the most isolating time of the year. While most of us excitedly begin our Christmas countdown sadly for people living with dementia this can be a time of year that they dread. There is a predicted 46 million […]

6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Songaminute Man honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards 2017

Songaminute Man honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards 2017

The son of internet singing sensation Songaminute Man has been honoured for his “phenomenal” fundraising efforts at Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017. Simon McDermott catapulted dad Teddy, who is living with dementia, to fame when he shared Carpool Karaoke-style videos of them singing together. The videos went viral across the internet and Simon used […]

1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Beacon of light’ mum honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards

‘Beacon of light’ mum honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards

A woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in her 50s has been honoured for becoming a “beacon of light” to people affected by dementia in the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017. Wendy Mitchell was handed the charity’s Inspiring Individual Award by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at County Hall, London, on Wednesday November 29, […]

30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Murals prompt memories in care home residents living with dementia

Murals prompt memories in care home residents living with dementia

A new giant mural is helping bring back happy memories for dog lover Elizabeth Bessant, 73, a resident at Freshfields nursing home in Plymouth The autumnal scene taken in a local wood was snapped by activities co-ordinator Paul Hutt and is on the first floor of the Agaton Road home. “Elizabeth used to love walking […]

30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Lack of social care funding for those with dementia is an embarrassment and a travesty- Budget 2017

Lack of social care funding for those with dementia is an embarrassment and a travesty- Budget 2017

Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today’s budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “The extra money for the NHS is hugely needed, but by neglecting social care the Government is just filling up a bucket with holes in it. “They have ducked an opportunity today – to put […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

Members of the community living with dementia were invited along to a useful information session at HC-One’s Quarry Hall care home’s dementia café recently.  The event was the second to be held since the café’s launch in September and featured talks from Cardiff and Vale UHB Mental Health Rehabilitation Nurses, Emma and Candace.   Dementia […]

20th November 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
Relationship between brain inflammation and dementia-Alzheimer’s Society comments

Relationship between brain inflammation and dementia-Alzheimer’s Society comments

A study that will be published in the American Academy of Neurology today (1st November 2017) has found a relationship between inflammation biomarkers  in the brains of 40-60 year olds and brain shrinkage in older age. The study involved testing the levels of five biomarkers of inflammation in the blood, including the white blood cell […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
West Sussex care home residents and staff tackle 3.8 mile ‘memory walk’ for Alzheimer’s Society

West Sussex care home residents and staff tackle 3.8 mile ‘memory walk’ for Alzheimer’s Society

Residents of a West Sussex care home were recently joined by staff and members of the public in a 3.8 mile walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The joint effort, from Elmcroft care home, involved a route around the home to Southwick Square, and raised £160. The ‘memory walk’ is a nationwide event […]

24th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care boss takes part in Cheltenham’s Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Home care boss takes part in Cheltenham’s Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Michael Folkes, Managing Director of new home care company Caremark (Cheltenham & Tewkesbury) joined hundreds of other walkers earlier in October, in the Cheltenham Memory Walk, showing a united front in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. More than 1500 people gathered at Pittville Park in Cheltenham to walk either the 6.5km or 3km walk, raising […]

19th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Spalding care home holds Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Spalding care home holds Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society

St John’s Care Home in Spalding held their very own Memory Walk in aid of Alzheimer’s Society on Sunday 8th October. Organised by Home Manager Juliet Peall, the Memory Walk is part of a nationwide campaign to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks saw thousands of people across the country […]

18th October 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
Cambridgeshire care home worker recognised at Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friendly Awards’

Cambridgeshire care home worker recognised at Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friendly Awards’

Joe Ballard, the Activities Coordinator at Home Meadow residential care home in Toft, near Cambridge, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is proudly announcing that Joe has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Inspiring Individual’ category of the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friendly […]

12th 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
Two friends who work in care raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

Two friends who work in care raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

Two friends, who work in care, took part in a charity walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society after seeing the effects of the disease first hand.   Rachael Parker, 36, and Jane Skelton- Webb, 43, both care assistants at Milford House Care Home, owned by Milford Care, raised £240 by taking part in the […]

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
Emotional Davina McCall unites with 2,500 people at “heart-warming” Memory Walk

Emotional Davina McCall unites with 2,500 people at “heart-warming” Memory Walk

TV star Davina McCall had to fight back the tears on Saturday as she joined 2,500 people to unite against dementia at the Alzheimer’s Society Brighton Memory Walk. Davina cut the ribbon to get the “heart-warming” charity walk under way at Hove Lawns on what proved to be an emotional occasion for the TV presenter […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

Research has found that, despite having complex needs, most of the healthcare received by people in the later stages of dementia is provided by GPs or emergency services, with little support from specialist healthcare professionals. The researchers, from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, found that GPs were the main […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup heroes who are living with the condition. Sir Geoff has pledged his backing for Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which is taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

Monty Python legend Terry Jones joined more than 3,500 people to unite against dementia at the London Memory Walk. The 75-year-old, who is living with a rare form of dementia, took part in Alzheimer’s Society’s London Memory Walk at the historic HAC Grounds in central London, accompanied by his daughter Sally Jones and his former partner Alison Telfer.   Terry […]

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