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Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have been getting to know residents at Belong Wigan, the state-of-the-art care village operated by Belong, whilst gaining an understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. Two groups of young volunteers visited the village over two weeks. Each group attended a Dementia Friends Awareness […]

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Caerphilly-based carers become Dementia Friends

Caerphilly-based carers become Dementia Friends

Caerphilly-based carers are celebrating their 50th member of staff becoming a Dementia Friend. Sydnee Pearce, who joined Radis Community Care last month, is the branch’s latest recruit to become a Dementia Friend. The local home care company supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with dementia

Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with dementia

Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with Dementia, as they have donated a life-like ‘Dementia Friendly Cat’ to the local Chirk Court care home. “The congregation at St Mary’s Church are helping the town to embrace the opportunity to be a dementia friendly community. The battery-operated cat is incredibly […]

8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Relationship between brain inflammation and dementia-Alzheimer’s Society comments

Relationship between brain inflammation and dementia-Alzheimer’s Society comments

A study that will be published in the American Academy of Neurology today (1st November 2017) has found a relationship between inflammation biomarkers  in the brains of 40-60 year olds and brain shrinkage in older age. The study involved testing the levels of five biomarkers of inflammation in the blood, including the white blood cell […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications up 11 per cent

Number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications up 11 per cent

The number of applications to detain people with mental health issues, dementia or learning difficulties for their own safety has reached the highest level on record. The process, known as Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), is used when patients who lack the mental capacity to consent need to be detained in a place like a hospital or care home. […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sale independent living service adds to dementia offer with new Memory Cafes

Sale independent living service adds to dementia offer with new Memory Cafes

Trafford Housing Trust’s independent living service, TrustCare, has launched its first Memory Café in Sale, Greater Manchester to support people living with dementia. Located at sheltered housing scheme, Manor Court, the Memory Café offers a welcoming space for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers to meet and take time out in a relaxed […]

30th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care boss takes part in Cheltenham’s Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Home care boss takes part in Cheltenham’s Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Michael Folkes, Managing Director of new home care company Caremark (Cheltenham & Tewkesbury) joined hundreds of other walkers earlier in October, in the Cheltenham Memory Walk, showing a united front in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. More than 1500 people gathered at Pittville Park in Cheltenham to walk either the 6.5km or 3km walk, raising […]

19th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Emotional Davina McCall unites with 2,500 people at “heart-warming” Memory Walk

Emotional Davina McCall unites with 2,500 people at “heart-warming” Memory Walk

TV star Davina McCall had to fight back the tears on Saturday as she joined 2,500 people to unite against dementia at the Alzheimer’s Society Brighton Memory Walk. Davina cut the ribbon to get the “heart-warming” charity walk under way at Hove Lawns on what proved to be an emotional occasion for the TV presenter […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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