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Romsey care home introduces initiatives to support families living with dementia

Romsey care home introduces initiatives to support families living with dementia

Following an extensive project on families living with Dementia, Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey has introduced a series of initiatives to support families living with Dementia.   Gemma Ridout-Bowden, General Manager of Abbotswood Court, has implemented a number of support services following her work with Dementia UK on their ‘Carers as Educators’ initiative. The project […]

10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

Pfizer has announced that it will be ending its neuroscience discovery and early development efforts, an area which includes research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease. The US based company anticipates losing 300 jobs in its neuroscience discovery and early development programmes in Andover, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Groton, Connecticut. The company said that it will […]

8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Good’ rating for Voyage Care home in Southampton

‘Good’ rating for Voyage Care home in Southampton

A Voyage Care home in Southampton, which looks after adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities, aged-related illnesses and dementia, has received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.   Ivydene, in the Portswood area, is home to six people aged from early 50s to mid-80s and is well-equipped to provide care for people […]

5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Seabourne House Care Home rated Outstanding by the CQC

Seabourne House Care Home rated Outstanding by the CQC

Seabourne House Care Home in Clifton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection. Inspectors rated the service Outstanding in the areas of being caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led and Good for being safe and effective. The overall rating was Outstanding. Seabourne House Care Home […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Chorley specialist care home celebrates the festive season by hosting a Christmas market

Chorley specialist care home celebrates the festive season by hosting a Christmas market

A specialist care home in Chorley celebrated the arrival of the festive season by hosting a Christmas market, which was opened by Miss Chorley 2017. The indoor market was held in Market Square, The Lodge, a specialist dementia care home within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village. Becky Lizz, the reigning Miss Chorley opened the event, […]

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It’s time to tell the truth about dementia-By The Purple Angel founder

It’s time to tell the truth about dementia-By The Purple Angel founder

Things you always wanted to know, or should know about dementia, but were too afraid to ask and healthcare professionals are sometimes too frightened to tell you to tell you. Those with dementia MAY, and I have to STRESS, “” MAY “” show some of these symptoms Confusion and repeated questions are very common; please […]

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What about the carers and loved ones presents at Christmas asks The Purple Angel founder

What about the carers and loved ones presents at Christmas asks The Purple Angel founder

Norman Mc Namara was diagnosed with dementia 9 years ago. He was 50 years old. In 2012 whilst out shopping he was rudely spoken to by a shopkeeper and decided to change the way people see dementia and treat others. He later founded a steering group called The Purple Angel; to try and make Torbay the first Dementia […]

27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia?

Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia?

Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia? Would you benefit from taking a break to learn more about dementia and develop your caring skills? If that sounds interesting, then the Royal Surgical Aid Society would like to talk to you! RSAS is looking for family carers of people with dementia to take part in a new […]

19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Puppet therapy for those living with dementia

Puppet therapy for those living with dementia

PUPPET therapy has been helping Peterlee care home residents living with dementia.   A puppet show held at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, provided a calming effect on those with the condition.   Residents became more social, communicative, comfortable and happy following the show, by professional puppeteer Clair Cuppers.   They were joined […]

18th December 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time

NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time

NHS Digital has published for the first-time data that shows the levels of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients. 9.4 per cent of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis were prescribed antipsychotic medication in the 6 weeks to 30 November 2017.   The data has been published as part of an expansion of the monthly […]

15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

HC-One, the leading care home provider in the UK, is delighted to be welcoming dementia specialist Professor Graham Stokes as Director of Memory Care Support Services.   Professor Stokes will join HC-One on 7th January 2018 from his current role as Global Director of Dementia Care at Bupa, in which he is responsible for leading […]

15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Search is on for for pioneering Dementia carers centre

Search is on for for pioneering Dementia carers centre

Bruton Knowles has been instructed to find a home for a circa 18,000 sq ft multi-million pound flagship Dementia Carers Centre in Birmingham described as the first of its kind in the world. The centre will provide education, training and skills development for people who care for relatives with dementia. The hotel-style facility will also […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
New figures from Age UK show our social care system is disintegrating

New figures from Age UK show our social care system is disintegrating

New figures from Age UK reveal the shocking extent to which millions of older people are being left to prop up the country’s disintegrating care system, with those aged 65 and over providing nearly 54 million hours of unpaid care each week in England in 2016[i]. These figures highlight the rising demands being placed on […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
ADASS points out the need to plug social care funding gap

ADASS points out the need to plug social care funding gap

Responding to analysis by the Alzheimer’s Society which shows 1,400 people with dementia will be stranded in hospital over Christmas, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “This welcome report is further evidence of the urgent need to plug the estimated £2.5 billion funding gap facing adult social […]

13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
The Voice star serenades residents at Atherton care village

The Voice star serenades residents at Atherton care village

Christmas came early for residents and guests at the specialist dementia care village on Mealhouse Lane, when singer Jolan, finalist of BBC One’s hit show, The Voice, visited to provide a special performance.   Jolan, who is originally from Bolton, gained fame when he impressed celebrity judges Boy George, Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson in his […]

8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Memory Support Specialist hired by Nest Homecare

Memory Support Specialist hired by Nest Homecare

Nest Homecare has further strengthened its commitment to supporting clients with memory concerns by hiring a Memory Support Specialist – Paula King Paula joins Nest after working at the RBWM for over 2 years as a Dementia Care Advisor. Previous to that, Paula held the position of Assessment Officer for 4 years at the RBWM. […]

27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth school pupils hit the high notes with dementia residents

Plymouth school pupils hit the high notes with dementia residents

Pupils from St Budeaux Foundation School are hitting the high note with a series of visits to a Plymouth nursing home as part of a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. In the first of the visits, Year 4 pupils called on residents at Freshfields for a sing-along concert […]

27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

The MacIntyre Dementia Project team is delighted to have won the Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation Award at the Dementia Care Awards, following a successful few days at UK Dementia Congress. The award recognises the vital role of innovation in developing high quality services for people living with dementia; in particular, the MacIntyre Dementia Project was […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first care group in Dorset to offer a Virtual Dementia Tour, which provides care and health professionals with an inside look into what it’s like to live with dementia, and training on the best ways to support someone suffering with the disease.  Encore manages three care homes in Dorset and […]

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