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    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 | 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 […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017. A dramatic variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England continues to exist. The North West is the worst performing region when it comes to the proportion […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Study confirms link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults

    Study confirms link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults

    On World Hearing Day, 3rd March 2018, the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) highlight an important new study into the link between hearing loss and the risk of dementia in older adults. Conducted by Professor Helene Amieva in France, the study followed 3,777 participants aged over 65 for up to 25 years. […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    The Chase care centre in Watford, Hertfordshire, has welcomed seven new carers to the home, and as part of the home’s induction programme has provided ‘Dementia Friends’.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is providing Dementia Friends training as mandatory practice to all new members of staff that join the […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Wellington care home helps relatives say good-bye

    Wellington care home helps relatives say good-bye

    Staff at a specialist dementia care home in Wellington have ensured that living in different parts of the world did not stop a grieving family witnessing the end-of-life celebration of a much-loved father, brother and uncle.   The team at Camelot House and Lodge worked closely with local funeral directors Thomas Brothers to provide a […]

    26th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Increased interaction improves quality of life for those in care homes living with dementia

    Increased interaction improves quality of life for those in care homes living with dementia

    Increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life when combined with personalised care. A large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust found that the approach also saves money. Previous […]

    23rd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mayor of Trafford pops in for Digni-Tea Party with care home residents

    Mayor of Trafford pops in for Digni-Tea Party with care home residents

    High tea and cakes were the order of the day at an Urmston care home as it hosted a tea party as part of a national initiative which aims to enrich the experience of those who use care services. The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Jonathan Coupe, joined residents and guests of Manorhey Care Centre at […]

    20th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Forget Me Not’ café a big hit with Peterlee community

    ‘Forget Me Not’ café a big hit with Peterlee community

    A care home in Durham is helping residents and members of the community with dementia to build up a support network thanks to its ‘Forget Me Not’ café.   HC-One’s Grampian Court in Peterlee opened its doors to visitors for an afternoon tea, with Residents, Ivy and Irene, acting as ‘tea ladies’ to hungry guests. […]

    17th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

    HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

    Residents at two HC-One care homes will benefit greatly from Greater Manchester Transformation Funding awarded to them in partnership with Bolton Council.   HC-One’s Bolton based Four Seasons and Meadowbank House care home have been awarded with the Innovation Funds, which aims to reduce isolation and encourage social interaction in and around the community.   […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Live-in care provider invites community to become Dementia Friends

    Live-in care provider invites community to become Dementia Friends

    A Brighton and Mid Sussex live-in care provider will be educating people about dementia by running free information sessions for members of the community after becoming a Dementia Friends Champion.   Promedica24 Regional Partner, Lesley Cruickshank-Robb, will use her knowledge to raise awareness of the condition by hosting free Dementia Friends information sessions for anyone […]

    8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    VIP launch of Bassett care home newly refurbished memory care neighbourhood

    VIP launch of Bassett care home newly refurbished memory care neighbourhood

    Sunrise of Bassett launched its brand new memory care neighbourhood last week, at a special VIP party featuring delicious food and drink, and live entertainment.   At an event attended by the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Les Harris, guests were treated to mouth-watering canapés and flowing champagne, and enjoyed a music performance from a soothing harpist.   […]

    7th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Live-in care provider offering Dementia Friend sessions

    Live-in care provider offering Dementia Friend sessions

    A Liverpool live-in care provider will be educating members of the community about the most effective ways to help vulnerable people within the city after successfully becoming a Dementia Champion.    Promedica24’s Stella Sass will pass on her knowledge to others who are directly affected by dementia or want to learn more about the condition […]

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