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Still think you can afford your own care?

Still think you can afford your own care?

Following the launch of the main parties manifesto’s and comments from various organisations on how these promises will affect those needing social care it seems the real cost of care still isn’t being addressed along with the fact that dementia is a disease just like cancer.   Here’s a case study showing how quickly  a […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Thirty-five care homes in the South and East of England are uniting in a campaign to raise awareness of dementia during a national awareness week.   As part of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, the Healthcare Homes Group is promoting the work it does in homes and within communities to support those living with dementia […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music and singing for people living with dementia are truly remarkable. Not only does it have a calming effect, reducing anxiety and agitation, it enables them to reconnect with memories, making it an incredibly therapeutic activity for both people living with dementia and their loved ones and carers. At Sanctuary Care’s Iffley […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fremantle Trust shines the spotlight on skills development during Dementia Awareness Week

Fremantle Trust shines the spotlight on skills development during Dementia Awareness Week

Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, is shining a light on Dementia Awareness Week by reflecting on the importance of investment in continuous skills development to meet the needs of residents living with dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. It mainly affects people over […]

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at dementia-friendly swimming sessions, which have been designed to enhance participants’ mobility, appetite and general wellbeing.   Swimming has been proven to hold many benefits for people with dementia, including reducing anxiety and falls, increasing flexibility and improving sleeping patterns.   The swimming sessions […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Unachievable cost of dementia care-Are you saving for this?

Unachievable cost of dementia care-Are you saving for this?

Alzheimer’s Society warns of generations unprepared for astronomical dementia costs Nearly half (47%) of the UK adults aged between 16-75 years old questioned have not started saving for the care and support they might need in the future     An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that […]

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly Widnes Vikings fans celebrate Chemics Cafe

Elderly Widnes Vikings fans celebrate Chemics Cafe

ELDERLY Widnes Vikings fans helped celebrate the one year anniversary of a community café held at the Select Security Stadium.   The Community Integrated Care Chemics Café has been meeting once a month since May 2016 – helping those living with dementia to get out and socialise.   Elderly residents from Halton View Care Home, […]

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Alzheimer’s Society launches a new campaign today calling on the public to set aside their differences – from age to tastes and social standing to political allegiances – and unite in the fight against dementia, as it’s set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.   Celebrities and sports stars including Jo Brand, James Cracknell, […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers. Nestlé Health Science has launched a new online healthcare professional hub featuring support tools and educational CPD modules following research revealing that 52% of Speech and Language Therapists believe that limited support available to carers leads […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia restaurant receives new funding

Dementia restaurant receives new funding

People living with dementia in Kirkintilloch will continue to have the opportunity to dine out in familiar surroundings, after a much-loved local meal service secured new funding.   Staff at Bield’s Whitehill Court Day Care set up ‘Mary’s Kitchen’ where carers and people who use the service can come and dine from a special menu […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Thirty people from the charity Community Integrated Care were invited as guests of honour to the St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants rugby league game on Friday 7th April, offering a unique match day experience for people supported, their families and carers.   The event was arranged as part of Community Integrated Care’s new partnership […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

A group of carers and nurses from a residential nursing home in Caister-on-Sea is launching a brand new project to help make Great Yarmouth ‘dementia friendly’ by setting up a free fortnightly support group at the home, with the first gathering taking place last week. Christine Morgan, who manages Claremont House & Lodge which was […]

April 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

THE Lord Mayor of Oxford Mohammed Altaf-Khan praised the ‘excellent facilities’ at Wytham House where he attended a dementia awareness event last week. The Lord Mayor, who previously visited the Caring Homes residential, nursing and dementia care home to plant a rose bush when it opened last year, attended the event along with representatives from […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

A Barnsley family have spoke of their devastation after their son became one of the youngest people to die from dementia – at just 40 years old.   Gareth Wilmot, a teacher from Barnsley passed away on Monday after a five year battle with frontotemporal dementia, a savage and rapidly-advancing form of the disease. He was hit with […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. Under the test, new treatments that will cost the NHS more than £20 million per year for the first three years could be gradually introduced in a way that is more affordable to […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home takes time for Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign

Cheshire care home takes time for Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign

Astbury Lodge care home in Ellesmere Port joined the nation for a brew when it took part in this year’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign in support of Dementia UK.    Residents at the Croftwood Care-run home enjoyed an afternoon of high tea in the company of friends and family, complete with bone china tea […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

Playing its part in helping create the Government’s promised three million new apprenticeships by 2020, Yeovil College has been working with specialist dementia-care providers Camelot Care to develop an innovative new apprenticeship pathway, with the first apprentice starting his training this February.   Matthew Wright, aged 20, has just begun working at Acacia Nursing Home […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents take part in dementia research exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Care home residents take part in dementia research exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Residents and their families from Green Heys Care Home, in Liverpool, have participated in a pioneering artistic research project that explores the impact that touch can have in promoting stimulation and emotional connection in dementia care. The findings were revealed to participants for the first time during a special exhibition launch at FACT (Foundation for Arts […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Local care home hosts Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session

Local care home hosts Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session

Ferrars Hall Care Home recently had the pleasure of hosting Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society. The event drew in lots of local people and businesses, keen to make Huntingdon a more dementia friendly town, Lloyd Pharmacy, Tesco’s and the Alzheimer’s Society to name a few.   The event […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) today. The poll of over 1000 GPs reveals an overwhelming 92% of GPs think social care services are failing to give patients sufficient care. And even more GPs […]

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