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    North Yorkshire care home wins ground-breaking dementia care recognition

    North Yorkshire care home wins ground-breaking dementia care recognition

    Care leaders in North Yorkshire are celebrating after one of their members became the first in the area to gain national accreditation for ground-breaking dementia care. The Hylands care home in Filey has become the first in Yorkshire to gain the national Butterfly Care Home Accreditation. The Butterfly Award, run by dementia care organisation Dementia […]

    2nd January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Social care Green Paper ‘ditched’ to free up resources for a no-deal brexit

    Social care Green Paper ‘ditched’ to free up resources for a no-deal brexit

    In response to today’s reports that the social care Green Paper may have been ‘ditched’ to free resources for no-deal Brexit planning: Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, commented: “For more than a year now people affected by dementia have watched in frustration and anger as the social care Green Paper is delayed again […]

    19th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Five ways of creating a dementia friendly Christmas

    Five ways of creating a dementia friendly Christmas

    People with dementia have penned a special Christmas poem to tackle the issue of isolation facing those living with the condition – especially during the festive season. Alzheimer’s Society has turned the heartfelt words into a short animation designed to challenge misunderstanding and give people with dementia a platform to show how they can still […]

    17th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    £16 million European collaboration paves the way for new research into health and social care

    £16 million European collaboration paves the way for new research into health and social care

    UK Funders, including Alzheimer’s Society, have united with 15 countries across Europe, Australia and Canada to support international research collaborations into diseases of the brain, including those that cause dementia. The latest Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND) funding awards represent a €17.5 million (approx. £15.75 million) investment over the next three years. James Pickett, […]

    3rd December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Middlesbrough FC memorabilia help residents with dementia reminisce

    Middlesbrough FC memorabilia help residents with dementia reminisce

    THE BORO Foundation has been sending out memorabilia boxes to care homes to help residents with dementia reminisce.   The boxes containing old programmes, tickets and photos, among other items from past Middlesbrough FC games, have been the centre of activities run at the homes.   Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, in Thornaby, […]

    3rd December 2018 | By | Reply More
    New approaches needed for dementia care in young people

    New approaches needed for dementia care in young people

    Research conducted by academics at the University of Hertfordshire outlines new approaches to care for people diagnosed with young onset dementia. There are currently around 42,000 people under the age of 65 living with young onset dementia (YOD) in the UK. Their support needs are different to the care required by older people. However, little […]

    30th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Stunning Seaford community art project to remember

    Stunning Seaford community art project to remember

    Residents of Seaford’s Clifden House Dementia Care Centre, supported by Art Techniques, created the most amazing ceramic poppies display that decorated St Peters Church, in Seaford and attracted visitors from several local schools in addition to the regular congregation. Deanna, activity coordinator at Clifden House, said: “We pulled out all the stops for this project […]

    29th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Free support aims to safeguard mental well-being of care home staff

    Free support aims to safeguard mental well-being of care home staff

    Care home managers are being offered free support to help reduce staff sickness levels related to stress brought on by the complex demands of the UK’s growing number of dementia patients.   Fresh concerns surrounding the mental well-being of care home staff who look after dementia patients have been raised by Tracy Gough, a registered […]

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    Specialist dementia care services in spotlight at inaugural healthcare conference

    Specialist dementia care services in spotlight at inaugural healthcare conference

    Healthcare professionals from across the country descended on the North East to attend the inaugural Dementia Care conference. Over 80 delegates attended the full-day event at The Sage, Gateshead, where they were treated to workshops and keynote sessions from experts operating across the healthcare sector, including Professor Louise Robinson, director of the Newcastle University Institute […]

    5th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Midlands care home celebrates dementia care award

    Midlands care home celebrates dementia care award

    Staff at a Midlands care home are celebrating after receiving a prestigious award which recognises the home’s commitment to supporting people with dementia.   Chandos Lodge Residential Home in Hagley, West Midlands, has been presented with a Bronze Award by Adventure with Dementia – an organisation which helps health and social care providers to enhance […]

    29th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Public warned ‘We are sleeping into a care crisis’

    Public warned ‘We are sleeping into a care crisis’

    As the Chancellor prepares to deliver Autumn Budget, research reveals public unaware of dementia costs and leading charity demands urgent social care investment.  The general public are oblivious to the catastrophic costs of dementia care, with many believing it is free on the NHS, according to YouGov figures (1) released today by Alzheimer’s Society. People […]

    23rd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on social care crisis

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on social care crisis

    A new briefing published today brings together the views and experiences of 5,447 carers from 27 communities across England. These stories gathered by Healthwatch over the last two years, paint a stark picture of what it’s like trying to find and access help when taking on carer responsibilities for relatives, friends and neighbours.   Sally […]

    1st October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Telford care home helps residents with dementia retain their independence

    Telford care home helps residents with dementia retain their independence

    A Shropshire care home has opened a shop in its grounds to help residents with dementia retain their independence and take part in normal daily tasks.   People with dementia who live at Lightmoor View in Telford will be able to go shopping in the new facility that has been set up in a summerhouse […]

    27th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    31 year old living with dementia concentrates on creating happy memories for his family

    31 year old living with dementia concentrates on creating happy memories for his family

    Daniel Bradbury, who hit the headlines early this year after being diagnosed with dementia aged just 30, has wed his partner of 12 years, Jordan, surrounded by close friends and family – including their two year old twins, Lola and Jasper.   The couple married on Saturday 11 August at Arnot Hill Registry Office in […]

    12th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    A grandmother with dementia starts singing in French

    A grandmother with dementia starts singing in French

    A GRANDMOTHER with dementia has started singing in French after using an app which enables non-musicians to create their own music.    Ginette Koonjean, 71, was born in Mauritius but moved to the UK 50 years ago and stopped speaking in French years ago as her condition deteriorated.    The retired nurse, who had been part […]

    31st August 2018 | By | Reply More
    CQC finds Derbyshire dementia care home ‘Outstanding’

    CQC finds Derbyshire dementia care home ‘Outstanding’

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Willowbank in Hadfield, Derbyshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in June.     Willowbank provides care for up to 18 older people, including people living with dementia.   Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, responsive, […]

    30th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Therapy that helps people with dementia maintain lifestyles is rolled out

    Therapy that helps people with dementia maintain lifestyles is rolled out

    A technique that helps people living with dementia to see satisfying progress in achieving everyday goals, is now being trialled by Sunrise Senior Living UK. The University of Exeter is leading a programme to train carers in goal-orientated cognitive rehabilitation. It entails practitioners working with people living with dementia and their carers to establish goals […]

    29th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care homes’ anti-drug approach ‘could save thousands of lives a year’

    Care homes’ anti-drug approach ‘could save thousands of lives a year’

    Dementia experts at a leading care home group have halved the use of antipsychotic drugs in an approach they say could apply nationally to save thousands of lives.   The team at Colten Care have challenged, reviewed and cut down on typically powerful medications that can so readily be chosen as a first-line response for […]

    17th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    A simple 10 minute chat with a resident helps improve wellbeing for those living with memory issues

    A simple 10 minute chat with a resident helps improve wellbeing for those living with memory issues

    Research presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) has found that 10 minutes of social interaction a day helps improve wellbeing for people with dementia in care homes. The Wellbeing and Health for people with Dementia (WHELD) programme trained care home staff to increase social interaction from two minutes a day to ten, combined with […]

    13th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Blue Badge announcement is a ‘game changer’ for hidden disabilities

    Blue Badge announcement is a ‘game changer’ for hidden disabilities

    Alzheimer’s Society responds to the announcement from the Department for Transport that people with hidden disabilities, like dementia, will be able to benefit from Blue Badges.   This is the biggest overhaul to the system in 40 years, offering accessible parking for people who find travel difficult.   Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Partnerships and Campaigns, at […]

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