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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 […]

16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Thirty-five care homes in the South and East of England are uniting in a campaign to raise awareness of dementia during a national awareness week.   As part of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, the Healthcare Homes Group is promoting the work it does in homes and within communities to support those living with dementia […]

16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music and singing for people living with dementia are truly remarkable. Not only does it have a calming effect, reducing anxiety and agitation, it enables them to reconnect with memories, making it an incredibly therapeutic activity for both people living with dementia and their loved ones and carers. At Sanctuary Care’s Iffley […]

16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at dementia-friendly swimming sessions, which have been designed to enhance participants’ mobility, appetite and general wellbeing.   Swimming has been proven to hold many benefits for people with dementia, including reducing anxiety and falls, increasing flexibility and improving sleeping patterns.   The swimming sessions […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

High-flying Huddersfield Town have united with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia. The promotion-chasing Championship club have donated more than £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Society after adopting an initiative suggested by one of the club’s supporters on social media. After the club announced its third kit would be a tribute to the legendary Ray Wilson and his […]

2nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Alzheimer’s Society launches a new campaign today calling on the public to set aside their differences – from age to tastes and social standing to political allegiances – and unite in the fight against dementia, as it’s set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.   Celebrities and sports stars including Jo Brand, James Cracknell, […]

24th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia.   The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and […]

21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia restaurant receives new funding

Dementia restaurant receives new funding

People living with dementia in Kirkintilloch will continue to have the opportunity to dine out in familiar surroundings, after a much-loved local meal service secured new funding.   Staff at Bield’s Whitehill Court Day Care set up ‘Mary’s Kitchen’ where carers and people who use the service can come and dine from a special menu […]

20th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

A group of carers and nurses from a residential nursing home in Caister-on-Sea is launching a brand new project to help make Great Yarmouth ‘dementia friendly’ by setting up a free fortnightly support group at the home, with the first gathering taking place last week. Christine Morgan, who manages Claremont House & Lodge which was […]

10th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Praise for dementia awareness event at Oxfordshire care home

Praise for dementia awareness event at Oxfordshire care home

Tall Trees in Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire, has been sharing knowledge of dementia with the community through a special event held at the care home recently. Tall Trees, run by Caring Homes, welcomed members of the public to the free dementia awareness session which explored what dementia is, how it is diagnosed, and the effects it […]

6th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

THE Lord Mayor of Oxford Mohammed Altaf-Khan praised the ‘excellent facilities’ at Wytham House where he attended a dementia awareness event last week. The Lord Mayor, who previously visited the Caring Homes residential, nursing and dementia care home to plant a rose bush when it opened last year, attended the event along with representatives from […]

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