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    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 […]

    17th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017. A dramatic variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England continues to exist. The North West is the worst performing region when it comes to the proportion […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Study confirms link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults

    Study confirms link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults

    On World Hearing Day, 3rd March 2018, the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) highlight an important new study into the link between hearing loss and the risk of dementia in older adults. Conducted by Professor Helene Amieva in France, the study followed 3,777 participants aged over 65 for up to 25 years. […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Increased interaction improves quality of life for those in care homes living with dementia

    Increased interaction improves quality of life for those in care homes living with dementia

    Increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life when combined with personalised care. A large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust found that the approach also saves money. Previous […]

    23rd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Inverness care home staff to raise awareness through Dementia Ambassador role

    Inverness care home staff to raise awareness through Dementia Ambassador role

    Four staff members from care homes across the Highlands are to play an advanced role in supporting elderly residents, following their completion of a Dementia Ambassador course. Meallmore Ltd employees Laura Ross, Kevin Mitchell, Ovidiu Suciu and Patricia Thomson undertook the course, which took six months to complete, through Stirling University. Now, the dedicated four […]

    12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Live-in care provider invites community to become Dementia Friends

    Live-in care provider invites community to become Dementia Friends

    A Brighton and Mid Sussex live-in care provider will be educating people about dementia by running free information sessions for members of the community after becoming a Dementia Friends Champion.   Promedica24 Regional Partner, Lesley Cruickshank-Robb, will use her knowledge to raise awareness of the condition by hosting free Dementia Friends information sessions for anyone […]

    8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Players of People’s Postcode Lottery making a massive difference to the lives of people living with dementia

    Players of People’s Postcode Lottery making a massive difference to the lives of people living with dementia

    Chelmsford charity Dementia Adventure is delighted to have attended the 2018 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £93.4 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2017 – thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Dementia Adventure received an incredible £250,000 in 2017 which allowed the charity to increase […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Prestigious award for dementia care goes to Sunrise Senior Living team member

    Prestigious award for dementia care goes to Sunrise Senior Living team member

    Sunrise Senior Living’s Memory Care and Area Coordinator, Francis Bosompim, has been awarded the prestigious Dr Trevor Jarvis Award by the University of Bradford for his exceptional work on dementia care.   Francis received the award for promoting innovation and debate around dementia care while studying at the university, and for research conducted while in […]

    24th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Study says number of older people with four or more diseases set to double by 2035

    Study says number of older people with four or more diseases set to double by 2035

    A study published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, reports that the number of older people diagnosed with four or more diseases will double between 2015 and 2035. A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment. The study, conducted by researchers […]

    23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

    Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

    Pfizer has announced that it will be ending its neuroscience discovery and early development efforts, an area which includes research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease. The US based company anticipates losing 300 jobs in its neuroscience discovery and early development programmes in Andover, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Groton, Connecticut. The company said that it will […]

    8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Castleoak announces partnership with specialist dementia care operator

    Castleoak announces partnership with specialist dementia care operator

    Established European specialist dementia care operator Martha Flora has joined forces with care sector development specialists Castleoak and operating partner Mike Parsons to create Martha Flora UK. Amsterdam-based Martha Flora operates specialist boutique dementia care homes across the Netherlands with thirteen homes currently open or under construction. As part of the joint venture Castleoak will […]

    8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    It’s time to tell the truth about dementia-By The Purple Angel founder

    It’s time to tell the truth about dementia-By The Purple Angel founder

    Things you always wanted to know, or should know about dementia, but were too afraid to ask and healthcare professionals are sometimes too frightened to tell you to tell you. Those with dementia MAY, and I have to STRESS, “” MAY “” show some of these symptoms Confusion and repeated questions are very common; please […]

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    ‘Inspirational’ former carer wins national Dementia Friendly Award

    ‘Inspirational’ former carer wins national Dementia Friendly Award

    An “inspirational” former carer has won a national honour for her efforts to help people with dementia and their loved ones. Val Brown was presented with the Uniting Against Dementia – Outstanding Contribution honour at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards. The 79-year-old has been involved with Alzheimer’s Society for the last 28 years […]

    19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia?

    Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia?

    Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia? Would you benefit from taking a break to learn more about dementia and develop your caring skills? If that sounds interesting, then the Royal Surgical Aid Society would like to talk to you! RSAS is looking for family carers of people with dementia to take part in a new […]

    19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Puppet therapy for those living with dementia

    Puppet therapy for those living with dementia

    PUPPET therapy has been helping Peterlee care home residents living with dementia.   A puppet show held at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, provided a calming effect on those with the condition.   Residents became more social, communicative, comfortable and happy following the show, by professional puppeteer Clair Cuppers.   They were joined […]

    18th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

    HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

    HC-One, the leading care home provider in the UK, is delighted to be welcoming dementia specialist Professor Graham Stokes as Director of Memory Care Support Services.   Professor Stokes will join HC-One on 7th January 2018 from his current role as Global Director of Dementia Care at Bupa, in which he is responsible for leading […]

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