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    Short stories help to ignite fond memories for Hull care home residents

    Short stories help to ignite fond memories for Hull care home residents

    Raleigh Court, a care home owned by Hull-based Hica Group, teamed up with Hull Libraries to mark Dementia Action Week and National Memory Day.   Dementia Action Week (May 21 – May 27) is a campaign ran by the Alzheimer’s Society, encouraging people to take actions – big or small to improve the lives of […]

    20th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Buckinghamshire care provider commits to making a difference to people’s lives

    Buckinghamshire care provider commits to making a difference to people’s lives

    Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, supported Alzheimer’s Society in its  commitment to making a difference to people’s lives during Dementia Action Week. This year’s campaign not only served to raise awareness and educate people about living with dementia, but also demonstrated how small actions can have a big impact when it comes to […]

    18th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Funding for innovative biographical films to capture life stories of people with dementia

    Funding for innovative biographical films to capture life stories of people with dementia

    A Richmond charity has received a cash boost to improve the lives of people with dementia by making special films to celebrate their lives. City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, awarded £48,000 to My Life Films to support people with dementia across London. The funding will produce biographical films for people […]

    13th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home staff and residents walk for Dementia Action Week

    Care home staff and residents walk for Dementia Action Week

    Residents and staff at The Grove Care Home in Waltham held a sponsored walk to mark Dementia Action Week. The team from The Grove started their walk from the Ings Lane care home and walked around the village of Waltham. Staff and residents were joined by family members and they stopped off at Waltham Tea […]

    8th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Charity opens Scotland’s first Dementia Friendly Park

    Charity opens Scotland’s first Dementia Friendly Park

    SCOTLAND’s first ever Dementia Friendly park launched this week in one of Stirling’s best used recreational areas by walking charity, Paths for All. In a bid to make Stirling’s Kings Park more accessible to everyone, the city space has been transformed to allow those living with dementia to be able to enjoy, and feel safe in, outdoor […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Cirencester care home staff get into Dementia Action Week with a spot of gardening

    Cirencester care home staff get into Dementia Action Week with a spot of gardening

    Stratton Court nursing home care staff put their backs into the national campaign – Dementia Action Week by putting in a Dementia Garden with the help of its residents. The 61 bed home and retirement village is run by  Aura care Living and only opened in March. The complex boasts a cinema, its own hair salon as […]

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    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    More than 5,000 people saw a moving play about dementia inspired by residents of a care home in Gwynedd. The nationwide tour of Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) by the Frȃn Wen theatre company  was the most successful large-scale production in their history. The play shines a light on the effects of […]

    30th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care were […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia

    Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia

    Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have analysed a large data set to identify new risk factors which they believe are linked to increased risk of dementia in later life. The risk factors they identify include: Age Marital status Weight Amount of sleep   Dr James Pickett, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Society, says: “With […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

    Anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

    Moderate to severe mid-life (30-65) anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life, suggests a study of the available published evidence, part-funded by Alzheimer’s Society, in the online journal BMJ Open.   As yet it’s unclear whether drug or non-medical treatments for anxiety, such as mindfulness and meditation, could curb the risk of dementia […]

    1st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Listening to music increases brain cell connectivity – Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Listening to music increases brain cell connectivity – Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Researchers at the University of Utah have analysed the effect hearing familiar music has on the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The study looked at 17 people living with dementia, using a functional MRI scan to analyse brain activity after listening to music. The researchers found brain activity increased in those areas of the […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    A report, launched by Independent Age, has found that bereavement has a huge impact on older people, including those living with dementia. The report found that: ·     People with dementia are less likely to get good end of life care. ·     Anticipatory grief is a big issue for carers of people with dementia, as it can be […]

    27th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    A UCL led study has revealed that hospitals in the UK are only recognising dementia in under two-thirds of people admitted to hospital for a different reason. The study, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of Alzheimer’s Association, tracked hospital admissions over an eight year period. In 2008 the study found that among those […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Charity begins at home with chance to win Northampton man’s house and help fund dementia centre

    Charity begins at home with chance to win Northampton man’s house and help fund dementia centre

    A Northampton man who feels so passionately about improving dementia care in the town has entered his home into a ‘Win a House’ competition to raise funds for a new support centre. Marty Pumbien opened the competition to scoop his four bedroom town house at the property today, which is located across the road from Abington Park […]

    24th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Which? research has revealed that people with conditions including dementia are being denied NHS funding due to where they live. The research revealed that: People in England with the highest medical needs can be up to 25 times more likely to get their care costs covered depending on where they live. Families often have their […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Staff and residents across Avery care homes were proud to support Dementia UK through their March Tea Party event, part of the charity’s Time for a Cuppa campaign. Despite the cold and snow that week the Avery homes persevered and enjoyed a great time raising a total of £2,635.54 for Dementia UK.   Residents and […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scotland’s Dementia Awards-The search is on for Scotland’s most inspirational dementia projects

    Scotland’s Dementia Awards-The search is on for Scotland’s most inspirational dementia projects

    The search is on across Scotland to recognise, promote and celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference to support people living with dementia and their families, with the launch of Scotland’s Dementia Awards. The Awards are a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. Now in […]

    17th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion Terry Eccott has become an Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was founded six years ago by Jayne Connery, following her mother’s experiences in the care sector. It now has more than 55,000 supporters on social media, with many sharing their own experiences of family members’ […]

    10th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on anti-inflammatories preventing dementia study

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on anti-inflammatories preventing dementia study

    A Vancouver-based research team led by Dr Patrick McGeer, has published a paper suggesting that anti-inflammatory drugs could prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The study suggests following a positive saliva test, people should start taking a daily dose of anti-inflammatories to help prevent dementia. This area has been explored widely, with clinical trials so far finding no […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Charity duo unite against dementia in Everest adventure

    Charity duo unite against dementia in Everest adventure

    Two Alzheimer’s Society colleagues will “push themselves to the limit” when they embark on one of the world’s greatest treks.   Anna Ward and Hayley Woodyatt will swap heels for hiking boots for the dementia charity on a sponsored trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp.   And they hope their Himalayan hike will raise £20,000 […]

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