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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 […]

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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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Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Fiona Gardens, Trafford Housing Trust’s Extra Care scheme in Sale, has opened a new ‘Reminiscence Room’ to help tackle dementia which affects over 850,000 people in the UK.  Transporting residents back in time, the Reminiscence Room replicates a 1950’s living room and is designed to provide a familiar space where people living with dementia can […]

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National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making hospitals more “dementia-friendly”, an audit shows. Overall nearly 70% of carers rated care as excellent or very good, and 75% said that the person with dementia […]

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Successful dementia awareness events at Oxford care home

Successful dementia awareness events at Oxford care home

Businesses, relatives and members of the public have praised Wytham House for sharing knowledge of dementia with the community through two special events held at the care home recently. Wytham House, a newly-built home, which sits within the Oaken Holt estate in Oxford, offers specialist residential and nursing dementia care. Together with Oaken Holt main […]

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NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

The National Audit of Dementia, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) found hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making […]

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Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Twenty-seven junior school pupils from local school, St Benedict’s Primary School in Hindley, have attended a dementia awareness session promoting discussion and understanding of how to engage with people who are living with dementia, led by Marie Calderbank from specialist care village, Belong Wigan.   Marie delivered the session to pupils to highlight how to […]

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National Lottery funding expands outdoor activity for people with dementia

National Lottery funding expands outdoor activity for people with dementia

Award-winning charity Dementia Adventure has received nearly half a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund to help people living with dementia get outdoors and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.   Dementia Adventure delivers short breaks and holidays, training, support and research to improve the lives of people living with dementia and […]

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Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

ONS reports unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion, Alzheimer’s Society comments Today Office of National Statistics, ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy. The ONS found spend on social care in England has decreased in real terms (adjusted for inflation) since 2009 – 2010, […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Scottish care provider celebrates thirty years of making care mean more

Scottish care provider celebrates thirty years of making care mean more

Meallmore Ltd, one of Scotland’s largest independent care providers, is celebrating 30 years of providing care.   The company marked the milestone with a garden party at Meallmore Lodge, its original home outside Inverness.   Since it was first established in 1987 by brothers Gerry and Aidan Hennessey, the family business has grown steadily, with […]

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Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

Four year old therapy dog Dylan has brought a smile to the face of former basset hound and Labrador breeder Marlene Hajegos.   Marlene aged 78, who used to show dogs at Crufts, met Dylan along with fellow residents at Acacia Nursing Home in Yeovil.   Marlene, who has dementia, enjoyed spending time with the […]

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West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £99,950 grant to develop Festival of Theatre and Dementia

West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £99,950 grant to develop Festival of Theatre and Dementia

West Yorkshire Playhouse, the UK’s foremost dementia friendly theatre having introduced the world’s first dementia friendly performance, has been awarded £99,950 from Arts Council England National Lottery funding to produce a Festival of Theatre and Dementia. Exploring the experience of living with dementia through creative activity, the Festival will create new opportunities for older people […]

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The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

According to the BBC in 2010 just 5% of NHS hospitals give staff formal training to care for patients with dementia. It was then reported that patients with severe dementia had a bad experiences when in hospital or as outpatients. In 2010 most staff did not know how to meet the needs of dementia patients […]

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North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

ST HELENS supermarket charity bag pack has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes across the North West spent the day on the checkouts at Morrisons helping customers with their packing.   The generous shoppers donated a total of £835.59 – with all proceeds going towards research and […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Prince’s Trust project create Dementia Village

Prince’s Trust project create Dementia Village

Eleven young people from across Salford have helped create a unique Dementia Village at Pemberton Fold Care Home in Little Hulton, as part of a Prince’s Trust project run by the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service and City West Housing Trust.   The team, aged 17 to 26, put their skills to the test […]

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
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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