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Academics appointed to help care home provider deliver great dementia services

Academics appointed to help care home provider deliver great dementia services

Care UK has selected the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, as its new partner to help it invest further in its provision of care for people living with dementia. The initial phase of the partnership sees an 18-month contract where the University of Worcester will support Care UK to build consistency, […]

21st 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
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. […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

Dementia awareness training as a single strategy will not improve dementia care in hospitals or outcomes for patients, a new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the online journal BMJ Open today, highlights. The research, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, reviewed approaches to make hospital environments more dementia friendly.  The report found that […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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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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 […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare Group raise a staggering £5k for Alzheimer’s Society

Avery Healthcare Group raise a staggering £5k for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home operator Avery Healthcare Group were delighted to present a cheque for £5,000 to the Alzheimer’s Society from their ‘Forget Me Not’ events on 20th May. The cheque was presented at Avery’s flagship home, Kingsmere Retirement Home in Wimbledon, after all of Avery’s 48 locations nationwide supported the event.   The homes organised bake […]

30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Eastbourne care home residents are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Eastbourne care home residents are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Residents, family and friends at Sunrise of Eastbourne are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in their upcoming Reminiscence Ramblers Memory Walk. Within the Sunrise of Eastbourne community, a group of residents living with dementia in the Reminiscence Neighbourhood (dedicated neighbourhood for residents living with dementia) lead joyful and […]

29th 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 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 […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Walking now prevents dementia later, study finds

Walking now prevents dementia later, study finds

A new study published in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, suggests maintaining a higher level of physical activity during middle age may be a key strategy for the prevention of dementia in older age. The study, which was conducted by Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, surveyed 6,909 individuals […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
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
Research targets better support for young people with dementia

Research targets better support for young people with dementia

Improving the support given to people diagnosed with dementia at an early age is the focus of a new project at the University of Bradford, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. The team plan to gather examples of good practice, where under-65-year-olds with dementia were given positive support that met their and their family’s needs and […]

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Nattering nuns knit for Dementia Awareness Week!

Nattering nuns knit for Dementia Awareness Week!

A group of keen knitting nuns living at a supported living convent in Bushey have been getting crafty to combat dementia as part of Dementia Awareness Week.   The Sisters, who live at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Rosary Priory Convent, on Elstree Road, have put their knitting skills to the test and created nearly 70 colourful […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough based seakr carers are celebrating becoming Dementia Friends after undertaking a workshop during Dementia Awareness Week.    The Berkshire based care organisation supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   The Dementia Friends is a national movement to spread awareness of dementia, inspiring people […]

24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

Caring for people with dementia is mainly done by family members, yet how many feel obliged, rather than willing, to do so? This is the question being posed by researchers from the University of Bradford, as part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers. […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia deaths set to quadruple

Dementia deaths set to quadruple

The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. Increasing deaths from the condition will contribute to a rocketing number of people who will need end-of-life care, researchers added. The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, saw experts analyse mortality statistics for […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
DoCare tree provides a way to remember

DoCare tree provides a way to remember

A Christmas ‘memory’ tree proved so popular for Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare it planted a seed for a permanent feature.   Now, in time for National Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-20), the company has created a memory tree at its Stroud headquarters, where people can hang messages to loved ones as a way of remembering […]

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