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England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup heroes who are living with the condition. Sir Geoff has pledged his backing for Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which is taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

Monty Python legend Terry Jones joined more than 3,500 people to unite against dementia at the London Memory Walk. The 75-year-old, who is living with a rare form of dementia, took part in Alzheimer’s Society’s London Memory Walk at the historic HAC Grounds in central London, accompanied by his daughter Sally Jones and his former partner Alison Telfer.   Terry […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Suffolk care home hosts Dementia Friends session with local primary school pupils

Suffolk care home hosts Dementia Friends session with local primary school pupils

Residents at Hartismere Place care home in Eye were joined by pupils from St. Peter and St. Paul CEVA Primary School to take part in a Dementia Friends information session. A class of 30 eight and nine-year-old visited the Care UK home to take part in a number of activities to learn about how the […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Development of the UK’s first ‘dementia village’ in Canterbury welcomed by JLL

Development of the UK’s first ‘dementia village’ in Canterbury welcomed by JLL

Commenting on the announcement of plans for the development of the first dementia village in the UK, Eamonn Meadows, Associate Director in JLL’s Healthcare team, said: “Planned as part of the Mountfield Park masterplan and based on the award winning Hogeweyk model in the Netherlands, the proposals are a ground-breaking way to help older people […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Staff at The Chase Care Centre in Watford have welcomed their youngest ever ‘Dementia Friend’. In early August, 10-year-old Kai Roberts, who lives in Wales, went to the home to visit his Nanny, Jo Mosses, who manages the home.  Whilst visiting, Kai quickly demonstrated his natural, caring demeanour with residents, many of whom live with […]

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Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

A poet returned to a dementia care centre to say a big thank you to the residents who inspired him to write the powerful piece which won a major prize.   Gwion Hallam, whose day job is a television producer, worked on an eight-week community project for Literature Wales which saw him visiting dementia homes. He […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Royal Star & Garter Homes receives Level 1 Kitemark for exceptional dementia care

Royal Star & Garter Homes receives Level 1 Kitemark for exceptional dementia care

The Royal Star & Garter Homes is proud to announce that both the Charity’s Homes’ have been awarded the Level 1 Kitemark by Dementia Care Matters, following recent, unannounced audits. The Charity has Homes in Solihull, West Midlands, and Surbiton, Surrey. Level 1 is the highest accolade achievable through Dementia Care Matters’ National ‘Butterfly Home […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Davina McCall, Sir Geoff Hurst, Jo Joyner, Linda Robson, Vicky McClure and Kevin Whately are uniting with Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in Memory Walk, the charity’s flagship fundraising event this autumn. They are among a host of celebrities joining many of the 34 Memory Walks taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in September and […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Toddle for Dementia’ raises dementia awareness

‘Toddle for Dementia’ raises dementia awareness

A group of around 40 toddlers, parents and childminders this week embarked on a ‘Toddle for Dementia’ walk in Toft, Cambridgeshire, along with residents from Home Meadow residential home.  The ‘Little Owls’ toddler group meet at Home Meadow residential home every week and spend the day with the residents.   Having been building close relationships with […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Inter-generational project aims to dispel myths associated with dementia

Inter-generational project aims to dispel myths associated with dementia

Residents at Hartismere Place care home in Eye, Suffolk were joined by pupils from St. Peter and St. Paul CEVA Primary School as part of an inter-generational project aimed at dispelling the myths and stigma associated with dementia. A class of 30 eight and nine year olds visited Hartismere Place as part of the Archie […]

3rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Bampton Care Home unveils Memory Lane dementia corridor

Bampton Care Home unveils Memory Lane dementia corridor

Staff and residents at a Bampton based care home were joined by the Chairman of West Oxfordshire District Council for the unveiling of its Memory Lane dementia corridor.  Rosebank Care Home invited Councillor Norman MacRae in to cut the ribbon and declare the corridor officially open, before residents and their families admired the specially designed […]

3rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

From today the 28 July; The University of Manchester’s Whitworth will showcase an exhibition exploring how to live well after a diagnosis of dementia. Curated by the Fabulous Forgetful Friends, this Collection Centre exhibition explores the lived experience of dementia, looking beyond the condition and highlighting the positives. Fabulous Forgetful Friends is a group based in […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

A Glenrothes Care Home has celebrated the opening of its dementia friendly garden with a traditional summer fete. Bield’s Finavon Court have worked on their outdoor space to provide a welcoming, relaxing and safe environment for their service users and their families to enjoy free of stress. The fully accessible garden features raised beds and […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

CARE home boss Wendy Waddicor has completed a London to Paris cycle ride in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – raising more than £7,500. The grueling 340-mile challenge saw Wendy set off in a peloton of more than 130 riders, who collectively raised more than £270,000 in sponsorship for the charity.   Wendy has spent […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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