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UK Head of Memory Care and Programming appointed by national care providers

UK Head of Memory Care and Programming appointed by national care providers

Leading care providers Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare (UK HQ in Beaconsfield) have appointed award-winning dementia innovator Jackie Pool as UK Head of Memory Care and Programming. Jackie will be working across both providers to boost quality and innovation in its dementia services. Jackie has over 30 years’ specialist dementia care experience as […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

A service in Moreton-in-Marsh supporting people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Gloucestershire DCA (Domiciliary Care Agency), run by national learning disabilities charity Hft, was described as “exceptionally caring” and “extremely responsive” following its inspection at the end of June.  […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Around 350 older people across Scotland are set to benefit after a leading housing and services provider landed a £72,000 funding boost. Bield will use the funds to ensure the continued provision of a number of additional services for residents, service users and their families, including dining out experiences for people with dementia, IT projects […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Staff at The Chase Care Centre in Watford have welcomed their youngest ever ‘Dementia Friend’. In early August, 10-year-old Kai Roberts, who lives in Wales, went to the home to visit his Nanny, Jo Mosses, who manages the home.  Whilst visiting, Kai quickly demonstrated his natural, caring demeanour with residents, many of whom live with […]

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Sunrise of Purley and Bucks New University Collaborate to Improve Dementia Care

Sunrise of Purley and Bucks New University Collaborate to Improve Dementia Care

An exciting collaboration on dementia care is underway after members of staff from Buckinghamshire New University visited Sunrise of Purley to learn about its high-quality care techniques. The Skills and Simulation Team at the university is seeking to enhance its nursing teaching programme and has drawn inspiration from the dementia-friendly environment at Sunrise of Purley, […]

30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

A poet returned to a dementia care centre to say a big thank you to the residents who inspired him to write the powerful piece which won a major prize.   Gwion Hallam, whose day job is a television producer, worked on an eight-week community project for Literature Wales which saw him visiting dementia homes. He […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event

Specialist care village residents have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event, organised to raise money to expand the range of activities and resources available at the village. Residents, staff members and residents swam a total of over 15 kilometres (900 widths) during the hour-long sponsored swim at Crewe Lifestyle […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017. Over 400,000 people with dementia use home care services. Most people surveyed were positive about their home care , saying it was an invaluable service that enabled people […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-64. The findings reflect the increasing public appetite to understand modifiable […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Touring theatre troupe has Bridgwater residents on their feet

Touring theatre troupe has Bridgwater residents on their feet

Residents at a Bridgwater dementia care home were on their feet and singing their hearts out last week when a professional touring theatre troupe came to perform a range of songs from the ‘40s through to the ‘70s with a ‘Music Through The Decades’ show. The hits ranged from Glen Miller through to Abba, with […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Toddle for Dementia’ raises dementia awareness

‘Toddle for Dementia’ raises dementia awareness

A group of around 40 toddlers, parents and childminders this week embarked on a ‘Toddle for Dementia’ walk in Toft, Cambridgeshire, along with residents from Home Meadow residential home.  The ‘Little Owls’ toddler group meet at Home Meadow residential home every week and spend the day with the residents.   Having been building close relationships with […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents enjoy fun on the farm

Specialist care village residents enjoy fun on the farm

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Wigan, were delighted to spend a day getting up close and personal with a range of animals during a trip to Hope View Sensory Farm, an Alzheimer’s and Dementia friendly farm in Astley. Residents were given a tour of the farm and encouraged to help feed and pet the […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Inter-generational project aims to dispel myths associated with dementia

Inter-generational project aims to dispel myths associated with dementia

Residents at Hartismere Place care home in Eye, Suffolk were joined by pupils from St. Peter and St. Paul CEVA Primary School as part of an inter-generational project aimed at dispelling the myths and stigma associated with dementia. A class of 30 eight and nine year olds visited Hartismere Place as part of the Archie […]

3rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Bampton Care Home unveils Memory Lane dementia corridor

Bampton Care Home unveils Memory Lane dementia corridor

Staff and residents at a Bampton based care home were joined by the Chairman of West Oxfordshire District Council for the unveiling of its Memory Lane dementia corridor.  Rosebank Care Home invited Councillor Norman MacRae in to cut the ribbon and declare the corridor officially open, before residents and their families admired the specially designed […]

3rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

From today the 28 July; The University of Manchester’s Whitworth will showcase an exhibition exploring how to live well after a diagnosis of dementia. Curated by the Fabulous Forgetful Friends, this Collection Centre exhibition explores the lived experience of dementia, looking beyond the condition and highlighting the positives. Fabulous Forgetful Friends is a group based in […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull care home residents carry on lifelong hobbies thanks to donation

Hull care home residents carry on lifelong hobbies thanks to donation

Hull care home residents have been able to carry on a lifelong hobby thanks to a donation. Dennis Greatorex, 87, and Roy Greening,  70, struck up a friendship after both moved into Elm Tree Court last year. The pair, who have dementia, began their own handy club which includes sprucing up the care home’s used […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

In response to updated life expectancy figures from Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL Institute of Health Equity, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said “Every day through our helpline we hear how the chronic lack of funding to the social care system over the last decade is devastating people with dementia. This latest analysis […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

A trip to Halberton Court Farm near Tiverton brought back some happy memories for a pensioner who is living with dementia.   Ian Spreadbury visited the farm, along with fellow residents, as part of an activities programme organised by Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, Somerset, “Our aim is to keep people as active as we can and […]

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family are joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia after being inspired by her dad who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The television star, alongside her mum and dad, Gaby and Andrew, are supporting Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this autumn. […]

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