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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 […]

April 10, 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 […]

April 6, 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 […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

A Barnsley family have spoke of their devastation after their son became one of the youngest people to die from dementia – at just 40 years old.   Gareth Wilmot, a teacher from Barnsley passed away on Monday after a five year battle with frontotemporal dementia, a savage and rapidly-advancing form of the disease. He was hit with […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town with launch of support group

Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town with launch of support group

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 on Tuesday 4th April, between 2:00-4:00pm. Christine Morgan, who manages Claremont House […]

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on housing organisations to unite against dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition by signing up to its new Dementia Friendly Housing Charter.   Research from the leading dementia charity* has previously found that 85 per cent of people want to stay living at home for as […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

A CHARITY bag pack at a Teesside supermarket has raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool took to the tills at Tesco to help shoppers with their packing.   The nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers collected donations to help with the fight against dementia […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Local care home hosts Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session

Local care home hosts Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session

Ferrars Hall Care Home recently had the pleasure of hosting Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society. The event drew in lots of local people and businesses, keen to make Huntingdon a more dementia friendly town, Lloyd Pharmacy, Tesco’s and the Alzheimer’s Society to name a few.   The event […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

  Alzheimer’s Society’s new Side by Side service is urging people across the country to reject romance and seek a different kind of connection this Valentine’s Day, using its new matching service to support a person with dementia.   The UK’s leading dementia charity is launching its innovative new Side by Side service in a […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Community Integrated Care supports pioneering dementia research being exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Community Integrated Care supports pioneering dementia research being exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Community Integrated Care is supporting pioneering artistic research that explores the impact that touch can have in promoting stimulation and emotional connection in dementia care. The findings will form part of an upcoming exhibition, ‘Hold’, at FACT (Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology) in Liverpool from 13th to 19th February.   Community Integrated Care is […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

On Tuesday 24th January, Fletcher House opened their doors for a very special occasion, the opening of their brand new specialist dementia wing, the Avalon Suite. Residents and staff were joined by relatives, two representatives from the local police force, John North (Deputy Mayor of Wells), Len Swales (Wells Town Crier) and special guest, Hilary […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

The cost of dementia care will rocket if more is not done to better plan local environments to enable people with dementia to live more independently, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) says today as it publishes its first “Dementia and Town Planning” practice note.   The RTPI says that local planning can play a […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
David Cameron’s role as President of Alzheimer’s Research UK will help to keep the spotlight on dementia

David Cameron’s role as President of Alzheimer’s Research UK will help to keep the spotlight on dementia

Former Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today been announced as the new President of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Decades of underfunding has seen dementia research lagging more than 20 years behind the progress seen in cancer research, which sees more than six times more funding than dementia. David […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth primary school pupils bring a little magic to dementia residents

Plymouth primary school pupils bring a little magic to dementia residents

Youngsters from a Plymouth primary school have struck a chord with residents at a local nursing home for people with dementia.   The group, from St Budeaux Foundation School, sang war-time favourites including ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag’ to a delighted audience at Freshfields in Agaton Road.   It was the pupils’ […]

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

Social care provider Milestones Trust has strengthened its senior management team through the appointment of Geralyn Meehan as its new director of HR. Having previously provided HR support for social and health care providers in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, Geralyn brings with her a wealth of experience to the Bristol-based Trust, which supports […]

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

A dementia centre of excellence in Caernarfon has been hailed as “naturally Welsh” by the country’s language supremo.  The £7 million Bryn Seiont Newydd, was opened a year ago by Mario and Gill Kreft of the award-winning Pendine Park care organisation on the site of a former community hospital in Pant Road on the outskirts […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Crewe care village have a ball at Great Gatsby party

Crewe care village have a ball at Great Gatsby party

Residents and staff members at specialist care village, Belong Crewe, started their Christmas celebrations in style at a Great Gatsby themed ball. Party guests donned 1920s’ style outfits, sipped bubbly and enjoyed learning routines from a ballroom dancing instructor.      The highlight of the party was the entertainment; a professional ballroom dancing instructor invited […]

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
It’s a degree in Dementia Studies for Caremark’s Caroline!

It’s a degree in Dementia Studies for Caremark’s Caroline!

Caremark (Worcester & Malvern Hills)’s Managing Director, Caroline Balmer had reason to celebrate at the beginning of December with her achievement of a degree in Dementia Studies.    Caroline explains why she was moved to undertake a degree course in Dementia: “I have always had a keen interest in Dementia. I have worked in the […]

January 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon awarded CBE for services to dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon awarded CBE for services to dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon has been awarded a CBE for services to dementia care in the New Year’s Honours list. Angela has been inspired to help the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK by her own experiences of caring for her mother Edna, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2004 and sadly […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hertfordshire firefighters get to experience living with dementia

Hertfordshire firefighters get to experience living with dementia

Firefighters from Royston Fire Station and members of the Royston Business Network got to experience what it is like to have dementia, courtesy of Margaret House Residential and Dementia Home in Barley, Royston.   The Virtual Dementia Experience, the only one of it’s kind in the UK, came back to Margaret House last week, to […]

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