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    Community Integrated Care at the International Business Festival

    Community Integrated Care at the International Business Festival

    Community Integrated Care’s insight in promoting arts, culture and person-centred support in dementia care settings gained global attention at the recent International Business Festival in Liverpool. In December 2017, Community Integrated Care collaborated with NHS Halton CCG, Halton Borough Council, The University of the West of England and the Super League team, Widnes Vikings, to […]

    8th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Social care charity is top investor in people

    Social care charity is top investor in people

    An adult health and social care charity has become one of just a handful of organisations in the country to retain a Silver standard Investors People (IiP) award.   Warrington-based Making Space, which employs around a thousand people nationwide, has been accredited with IiP since 2009. First awarded Silver status in 2014, the charity has […]

    31st July 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Worcestershire care home manager has big plans for residents

    New Worcestershire care home manager has big plans for residents

    A Worcestershire care home has appointed a new manager who wants to put the community and caring for those with dementia at the centre of her plans. Caroline Youlden, an experienced care expert, has taken over as the general manager at Redwood House Residential Home in Barnt Green. With more than 15 years’ experience in […]

    27th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    £1.5 million specialist residential area, for people living with dementia opens at Heathlands Village

    £1.5 million specialist residential area, for people living with dementia opens at Heathlands Village

    The new Mayor of Bury, Jane Black, joined donors, residents and families on 26 June for the celebratory launch of an innovative residential household for people living with dementia. The state-of-the-art facility is based at Heathlands Village, a care home run by Prestwich-based charity The Fed. Cutting the ribbon Ms Black – who has selected […]

    24th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bill Gates announces new dementia Diagnostics Accelerator– Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Bill Gates announces new dementia Diagnostics Accelerator– Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Bill Gates announced yesterday, that he is introducing the Diagnostics Accelerator, a project of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), to further  ideas for earlier and better diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. He is leading funding with a $30million investment. The project is set up as a venture capital fund,  bringing together biotech companies, academics, charities […]

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Dementia-friendly’ home developed by building science research centre and Loughborough University

    ‘Dementia-friendly’ home developed by building science research centre and Loughborough University

    A new ‘dementia-friendly’ home has been developed jointly by leading building science research centre BRE and experts from Loughborough University. The building is aimed at helping educate housebuilders, carers and relatives on how to better support those living with dementia. The design is geared to help dementia sufferers remain at home for longer than in […]

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    Pioneers of a therapy which slows the progress of dementia are disappointed that more community-based techniques have not been recommended in official guidelines. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), which aims to exercise different areas of the brain through a series of focused activities in a socially-engaging context, was the only non-drug treatment recommended to stimulate cognition, […]

    12th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    YouTube sensation gives a warm musical Cwtch to care home residents

    YouTube sensation gives a warm musical Cwtch to care home residents

      A dozen singers including a vocalist whose version of a Welsh classic has had a million hits on YouTube gave one-to-one personal performances care home residents. The tuneful interlude at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre in Caernarfon was masterminded by freelance community art practitioner Pauline Down. She recruited the singers to provide […]

    4th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Thornaby care home’s dementia friendly singalong to raise awareness

    Thornaby care home’s dementia friendly singalong to raise awareness

    A DEMENTIA friendly singer entertained Thornaby care home residents as part of an event to raise awareness of the condition.   Mandale House Care Home marked Dementia Awareness Week with a singalong to the residents’ favourite classics.   Dementia Friends’ Trish McLean performed It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, Show Me The Way To Go […]

    27th June 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
    Dementia design champion awarded prestigious Churchill Medallion

    Dementia design champion awarded prestigious Churchill Medallion

    Tracy Paine, award- winning dementia design champion, and deputy chief executive of care village operator Belong, has been honoured with the prestigious Churchill Medallion at an award ceremony in London.  Tracy received the award from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to mark completion of a travelling fellowship, during which she researched models of care overseas, […]

    22nd June 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

    2nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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