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Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Following the Queen’s speech today, Alzheimer’s Society’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, welcomes the pledge for a consultation on social care – but warns the promise of a consultation cannot be used to delay action. We urgently need workable solutions to the crisis in dementia care. In a YouGov poll carried out on Wednesday 14 June, […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society warns that ‘dementia tax’ policy must be tackled

Alzheimer’s Society warns that ‘dementia tax’ policy must be tackled

Ahead of the Queen’s speech tomorrow, the UK’s leading dementia charity is warning Prime Minister Theresa May that the ‘dementia tax’ must be tackled, as public outrage and fear over the state of social care refuses to abate.    In a YouGov poll carried out on Tuesday 14 June (1), social care came out above […]

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Eastleigh home care provider gets busy with a bucket and sponge for dementia charity

Eastleigh home care provider gets busy with a bucket and sponge for dementia charity

Calum Gray, Managing Director of Eastleigh based home care company, Caremark (Winchester & Eastleigh) swapped his business planning for a bucket and sponge when he organised a charity car wash, raising money for the Southampton branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. Car drivers were encouraged to park up for a personalized clean-up, courtesy of Calum and […]

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Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has today announced its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. £6 million has been awarded to three ‘Centres of Excellence’ that will focus on key priority areas within dementia care research over the next five years. The centres, located at the Universities of Newcastle and Exeter and University College London, are part […]

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UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

HM Prison and Probation Service needs a national strategy to address the needs of the increasing numbers of elderly prisoners living – and dying – in jail so that they can be managed and cared for more appropriately, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he published a report on older prisoners.   […]

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Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

STAFF from a Runcorn care home have scaled Snowdon and raised over £1,000 for those living with dementia.   The sponsored walk to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain, at 1,085m, was tackled by staff from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue in Runcorn.   They include Alex Groundwater, Alison Clifton and her daughter Lucy, […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia Action Alliance calls on government to protect vulnerable people with dementia

Dementia Action Alliance calls on government to protect vulnerable people with dementia

PEOPLE with a learning disability or Down’s Syndrome are significantly more likely to get dementia and yet they are largely undiagnosed and without the support they need. A staggering 1 in 3 people with Down’s will develop dementia in their 50s and 1 in 10 with a learning disability will develop young onset Alzheimer’s disease. […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Councils across England reminded of the need to offer affordable care home placements

Councils across England reminded of the need to offer affordable care home placements

Councils across England are being reminded of the need to offer affordable care home placements to families when arranging relatives’ care, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. The advice comes after the Ombudsman upheld a complaint from a family who were given no alternative but […]

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Rosemary Shrager unites against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society

Rosemary Shrager unites against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society

TV chef Rosemary Shrager is uniting against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society by backing the charity’s Cupcake Day fundraising campaign this week.   Cupcake Day, taking place on Thursday, June 15, is uniting the public against dementia by encouraging families, friends and colleagues to bake or buy cupcakes to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.   The […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Mural stimulates memories at dementia-care nursing home

Mural stimulates memories at dementia-care nursing home

Residents at a specialist dementia-care nursing home in Plymouth are revelling in their memories of special moments at Plymouth Ho, thanks to the installation at their home of a large mural featuring a photo of the landmark.   It is now a major talking point at Freshfields, on Agaton Road in Plymouth, run by Camelot […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

The Independent Care Group says the country needs urgent clarity on how the government is going to tackle social care and help the 1.2m people currently living without the care they need. A rapid resolution of the political leadership of the UK is urgent, so that a new Government can build a consensus to secure […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia care leader comments: Stop stigmatising care homes

Dementia care leader comments: Stop stigmatising care homes

Paul Smith, Dementia care leader speak earnestly in defence of dementia care in care homes. Care homes have been getting their fair share of media attention recently as the General Election looms; the various political parties jostle for a hearing in regards to social care and health care funding. It was back in April 2014 […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
A sensory treat for Bridgwater care home residents

A sensory treat for Bridgwater care home residents

Residents at a Bridgwater dementia-care home were delighted to spend the afternoon in the unusual company of a collection of exotic pets earlier this month.   The reptiles – brought to visit Avalon Nursing Home in Taunton Road by local exotic live animal specialists Kingston’s Exotics – included snakes, bearded dragons, tortoise, and guinea pigs. […]

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Hicare Homes hosted activities for Dementia Awareness Week

Hicare Homes hosted activities for Dementia Awareness Week

For Dementia Awareness Week 2017, Hicare Homes, Leicester hosted a variety of activities with the aims to inform the local community about dementia and how people can live well with dementia. Dementia Awareness Week is a national event which seeks to raise understanding of dementia across the country. Dementia awareness is always encouraged at Hicare. […]

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Daughter masters the harp so she can play happy 100th birthday to her father

Daughter masters the harp so she can play happy 100th birthday to her father

A loving daughter plucked at the heart strings by learning the harp just so she could play Happy Birthday to her father as he celebrated his 100th birthday. Retired education lecturer Marianne Jones, 72, from Menai Bridge, on Anglesey, spent months picking up the basics of the traditional Welsh instrument in time for the big […]

5th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Cults care home marks Dementia Awareness Week Scotland with new facility

Cults care home marks Dementia Awareness Week Scotland with new facility

A well-known Aberdeen facility offering care for the elderly has marked Dementia Awareness Week Scotland 2017 with the opening of a special new facility.   Deeside Care Home in Cults has celebrated the official opening of its Reminiscence Room, a brand new area created by manager Karen Ewen and her team, as an additional social […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Birmingham care provider reveals its £8m plans for dementia-friendly facility

Birmingham care provider reveals its £8m plans for dementia-friendly facility

A Birmingham care provider has revealed its plans for an £8 million dementia-friendly nursing home for the elderly in Erdington, which will provide up to 80 new jobs in the area.   MACC Care has submitted a planning application to Birmingham City Council to develop an 80-bed care home on the site of the Hare […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based carers have pledged to support people with dementia after taking part in a Dementia Friends workshop.   Clarriots Care is committed to training people about the complexities of dementia and what they can do to make a difference to the lives of people affected.   The Dementia Friends campaign is part of a […]

30th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Go-ahead for new £7.5 million Warwick dementia care home

Go-ahead for new £7.5 million Warwick dementia care home

An inspirational new £7.5 million dementia specialist care home has been given the go-ahead in Warwick after being granted planning permission. Designed for WCS Care, which operates 12 care homes across the county with almost half recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the state-of-the-art replacement care home will sit on the existing […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
As politicians grasp at solutions the demographic crystal ball shows elderly care crisis set to deepen, fast

As politicians grasp at solutions the demographic crystal ball shows elderly care crisis set to deepen, fast

By James Bloodworth of  the New Scientist Since 1975, Britain has changed a lot. Today the country is leaving the European Union, whereas 42 years ago it was reaffirming its membership of the European Economic Community. It is also considerably older as a nation. Back then, 14.1 per cent of the population were 65 or […]

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