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    They may forget what you said – but they will not forget how you made them feel

    They may forget what you said – but they will not forget how you made them feel

    When my oldest child was four and I turned 30, she greeted me on the morning of my birthday with: Mum, you are old! A few years later my mother turned sixty and my little boy cried, saying that she’d probably die soon, due to her advanced age. When I introduced him to my friend’s […]

    13th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sir Malcolm Walker vows to champion rights of people with dementia in new Alzheimer’s Society ambassador role

    Sir Malcolm Walker vows to champion rights of people with dementia in new Alzheimer’s Society ambassador role

    Iceland Foods Founder and Executive Chairman Sir Malcolm Walker is aiming to make his company “recognised as the UK’s number one dementia-friendly retailer” after being appointed an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador. It is a move that formally signals his determination to support the nation’s leading dementia charity on its mission to enable people with dementia to live the lives […]

    11th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Charity opens Scotland’s first Dementia Friendly Park

    Charity opens Scotland’s first Dementia Friendly Park

    SCOTLAND’s first ever Dementia Friendly park launched this week in one of Stirling’s best used recreational areas by walking charity, Paths for All. In a bid to make Stirling’s Kings Park more accessible to everyone, the city space has been transformed to allow those living with dementia to be able to enjoy, and feel safe in, outdoor […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Cirencester care home staff get into Dementia Action Week with a spot of gardening

    Cirencester care home staff get into Dementia Action Week with a spot of gardening

    Stratton Court nursing home care staff put their backs into the national campaign – Dementia Action Week by putting in a Dementia Garden with the help of its residents. The 61 bed home and retirement village is run by  Aura care Living and only opened in March. The complex boasts a cinema, its own hair salon as […]

    1st June 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    TENANTS at a retirement housing development in Muirhouse are set to tackle the history of Scottish dialects as part of a series of events held by the local Reminiscence Group. Organised by The Living Memory Association (LMA), tenants at Bield’s Brookwell Court will test their strength in Scottish dialects as they take part in a […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and infections. The investigation, which involved FOI requests to NHS Trusts in England and a survey of frontline paramedics, revealed a sharp rise in emergency […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care were […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Singing, Sandwiches and Sunshine – Care Home Open Day with HC-One

    Singing, Sandwiches and Sunshine – Care Home Open Day with HC-One

    Across its family of homes around the UK, leading care provider HC-One welcomed hundreds of local people and distinguished guests into their homes to celebrate the sixth annual Care Home Open Day in style on 21st April.   Care Home Open Day is a national event that gives local people the opportunity to learn more […]

    2nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hamilton care home introduces ‘twiddle cushions’ to support residents with dementia

    Hamilton care home introduces ‘twiddle cushions’ to support residents with dementia

    Avonbridge care home in Hamilton has received a donation of 15 ‘twiddle cushions’ from the local Salvation Army, to help residents with dementia feel more at ease. The cushions, which have been made by members of the Salvation Army, include items that belonged to loved ones who have passed away. They contain different textures, and […]

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    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    A report, launched by Independent Age, has found that bereavement has a huge impact on older people, including those living with dementia. The report found that: ·     People with dementia are less likely to get good end of life care. ·     Anticipatory grief is a big issue for carers of people with dementia, as it can be […]

    27th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Charity begins at home with chance to win Northampton man’s house and help fund dementia centre

    Charity begins at home with chance to win Northampton man’s house and help fund dementia centre

    A Northampton man who feels so passionately about improving dementia care in the town has entered his home into a ‘Win a House’ competition to raise funds for a new support centre. Marty Pumbien opened the competition to scoop his four bedroom town house at the property today, which is located across the road from Abington Park […]

    24th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s and dementia risk may be increased by use of antiepileptic drug

    Alzheimer’s and dementia risk may be increased by use of antiepileptic drug

    The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE. Continuous use of antiepileptic drugs for a period exceeding one year was associated with a 15 percent increased risk of […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Former ballerina gets VIP treatment at Swan Lake performance

    Former ballerina gets VIP treatment at Swan Lake performance

    Former dancer Margaret Higgins relived some of the high ‘pointes’ of her career on a visit to see Swan Lake at The Brewhouse in Taunton. The 89-year-old who has dementia was invited on stage after the performance to meet members of the Vienna Festival Ballet. She was accompanied by Richard Dempslake, activities co-ordinator at Camelot […]

    5th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Top dog Mungo joins in thank-you celebrations at Lymington care home

    Top dog Mungo joins in thank-you celebrations at Lymington care home

    Residents at a dementia care home said hello to an ‘amazingly clever’ disability assistance dog that has transformed the life of a New Forest woman.    Nine-year-old Mungo and his partner Barbara Houston visited Colten Care’s Linden House to say thank-you for supporting the charity that brought the pair of them together.   Dogs specially […]

    3rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Frank the snowman comes in from the cold

    Frank the snowman comes in from the cold

    Residents at a Winchester dementia care home have enjoyed a welcome taste of this week’s snow without having to brave the cold.   Carers at Colten Care’s St Catherines View went out and gathered snow from the garden and brought a load in so residents could build a mini-snowman and even throw a few snowballs […]

    27th March 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
    £100,000 windfall for society providing specialist care

    £100,000 windfall for society providing specialist care

    A Sussex society providing specialist residential and home care for elderly people has received an unexpected £100,000 windfall. Abbeyfield Ferring Society was presented with the substantial donation following the solvent liquidation of care home and sheltered accommodation provider Careways Trust. The society, part of the international Abbeyfield network, runs the Cornwall House residential home and […]

    26th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    SOCIAL care for adults in Liverpool is set to get a £30 million boost with plans for three new centres and improved accommodation for people with learning disabilities moving ahead.   A report approved by the Cabinet recommends pushing ahead with plans for three, 60 bed flexible facilities that will open by 2020 in the […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    An apprentice at 50, Shelly can’t believe how good she feels

    An apprentice at 50, Shelly can’t believe how good she feels

    Shelly, is a bubbly bright Support worker who takes huge pride in her role and the difference she makes every day to the lives of people she supports at Holland House, a Consensus service which provides support for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Eighteen months ago, Shelly had reached the big 50 and had taken time […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New guidelines for recognising and assessing pain in older adults

    New guidelines for recognising and assessing pain in older adults

    New recommendations to help healthcare professionals recognise and assess levels of pain in older people were published today in the scientific journal Age and Ageing. The guidelines were developed by the British Geriatrics Society, the British Pain Society, the Royal College of Nursing, in collaboration with researchers at Teesside University, Anglia Ruskin University, University of […]

    20th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care group secures the future of residential dementia care in East Sussex

    Care group secures the future of residential dementia care in East Sussex

    Belmont Healthcare Group secures the future of residential dementia care in East Sussex as it takes over Green Hill care home in Crowhurst as part of plans to expand its portfolio of specialist dementia care services. Long established in private social care, Belmont Healthcare have renamed the care home to Edendale Lodge to reflect it […]

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