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Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

PETRIFIED care home workers abseiled from Liverpool cathedral to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Emma Willoughby, Lynn Walter and her niece Lucy Mellor strapped into harnesses and lowered themselves off the landmark for the charity.   Emma is acting home manager for Alderwood Care Home, in Salford, and Lynn is senior regional manager for […]

18th August 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
Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Davina McCall, Sir Geoff Hurst, Jo Joyner, Linda Robson, Vicky McClure and Kevin Whately are uniting with Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in Memory Walk, the charity’s flagship fundraising event this autumn. They are among a host of celebrities joining many of the 34 Memory Walks taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in September and […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Youngsters & Elderly cycle over 200-miles for Alzheimer’s

Youngsters & Elderly cycle over 200-miles for Alzheimer’s

YOUNG footballers and elderly care home residents covered almost 200 miles on exercise bikes as part of a charity cycling challenge in Chester le Street. Among the participants was 75-year-old Margaret Waggitt, a lifelong keen cyclist from Pelton Grange Care Home, Front Street.   Margaret clocked up almost two miles in one sitting, followed by […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

CARE home boss Wendy Waddicor has completed a London to Paris cycle ride in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – raising more than £7,500. The grueling 340-mile challenge saw Wendy set off in a peloton of more than 130 riders, who collectively raised more than £270,000 in sponsorship for the charity.   Wendy has spent […]

27th 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
Successful dementia awareness events at Oxford care home

Successful dementia awareness events at Oxford care home

Businesses, relatives and members of the public have praised Wytham House for sharing knowledge of dementia with the community through two special events held at the care home recently. Wytham House, a newly-built home, which sits within the Oaken Holt estate in Oxford, offers specialist residential and nursing dementia care. Together with Oaken Holt main […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care provider hosts Cupcake day to raise awareness of dementia

Care provider hosts Cupcake day to raise awareness of dementia

Morrisons supermarket teamed up with Carefound Home Care to hold a cupcake day in Ripon as part of a national campaign to raise awareness for dementia.     Natalie Davy, Community Champion for Morrisons Ripon and Carol Giblin, Community & HR Coordinator for Carefound Home Care Harrogate   The Alzheimer’s Society encouraged local organisations across the […]

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
National Lottery funding expands outdoor activity for people with dementia

National Lottery funding expands outdoor activity for people with dementia

Award-winning charity Dementia Adventure has received nearly half a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund to help people living with dementia get outdoors and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.   Dementia Adventure delivers short breaks and holidays, training, support and research to improve the lives of people living with dementia and […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHARITY bag pack at a Chesterfield supermarket has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from several care homes across Derbyshire spent the day on the checkouts at the town’s Marks and Spencer helping customers with their packing.   Generous shoppers donated a total of £504.74 – with all proceeds going […]

7th 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
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
Avery Healthcare Group raise a staggering £5k for Alzheimer’s Society

Avery Healthcare Group raise a staggering £5k for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home operator Avery Healthcare Group were delighted to present a cheque for £5,000 to the Alzheimer’s Society from their ‘Forget Me Not’ events on 20th May. The cheque was presented at Avery’s flagship home, Kingsmere Retirement Home in Wimbledon, after all of Avery’s 48 locations nationwide supported the event.   The homes organised bake […]

30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Eastbourne care home residents are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Eastbourne care home residents are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Residents, family and friends at Sunrise of Eastbourne are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in their upcoming Reminiscence Ramblers Memory Walk. Within the Sunrise of Eastbourne community, a group of residents living with dementia in the Reminiscence Neighbourhood (dedicated neighbourhood for residents living with dementia) lead joyful and […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

ST HELENS supermarket charity bag pack has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes across the North West spent the day on the checkouts at Morrisons helping customers with their packing.   The generous shoppers donated a total of £835.59 – with all proceeds going towards research and […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Following the Queen’s speech today, Alzheimer’s Society’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, welcomes the pledge for a consultation on social care – but warns the promise of a consultation cannot be used to delay action. We urgently need workable solutions to the crisis in dementia care. In a YouGov poll carried out on Wednesday 14 June, […]

21st 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
Walking now prevents dementia later, study finds

Walking now prevents dementia later, study finds

A new study published in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, suggests maintaining a higher level of physical activity during middle age may be a key strategy for the prevention of dementia in older age. The study, which was conducted by Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, surveyed 6,909 individuals […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Rosemary Shrager unites against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society

Rosemary Shrager unites against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society

TV chef Rosemary Shrager is uniting against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society by backing the charity’s Cupcake Day fundraising campaign this week.   Cupcake Day, taking place on Thursday, June 15, is uniting the public against dementia by encouraging families, friends and colleagues to bake or buy cupcakes to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.   The […]

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