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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 […]

1st January 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
‘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 […]

15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home

Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home

A Councillor for Inverness South was joined by residents, their families and staff to officially open an Interactive Wall Mural at HC-One’s Cradlehall Care Home recently.    Cllr Duncan MacPherson unveiled the mural, which displays a garden scene with a wishing well, a beehive and a variety of favourite animals.    Interactive butterflies and bumble bees were painted in the Tolle Art style by local […]

15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Independent Care Group comments on shocking Alzheimer’s Society investigation

Independent Care Group comments on shocking Alzheimer’s Society investigation

The plight of 1,400 people with dementia who are stranded in hospital this Christmas because of a lack of available social care to look after them was today condemned as a disgrace. The Independent Care Group said the investigation by Alzheimer’s Society had uncovered a situation which shamed the country and was totally unacceptable in […]

13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Horrifying figures as 1,400 people with dementia expected to be stranded in hospital over Christmas

Horrifying figures as 1,400 people with dementia expected to be stranded in hospital over Christmas

Alzheimer’s Society investigation reveals horrifying figures as 1,400 people with dementia expected to be stranded in hospital over Christmas At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but trapped because of a social care system starved of funding – an Alzheimer’s Society investigation has revealed.   […]

13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Hearing loss could be a risk factor as dementia diagnosis set to triple world wide

Hearing loss could be a risk factor as dementia diagnosis set to triple world wide

A study published today has suggested that hearing loss could be a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia. The researchers, based at Trinity College Dublin, reviewed and analysed the results of 36 different studies involving over 20,000 people that looked into hearing loss and dementia. They found that age-related hearing loss had a small […]

7th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Christmas the most isolating time of year for people living with dementia

Christmas the most isolating time of year for people living with dementia

Research from Alzheimer’s UK has shown that over half of people affected by dementia find Christmas the most isolating time of the year. While most of us excitedly begin our Christmas countdown sadly for people living with dementia this can be a time of year that they dread. There is a predicted 46 million people […]

6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Songaminute Man honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards 2017

Songaminute Man honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards 2017

The son of internet singing sensation Songaminute Man has been honoured for his “phenomenal” fundraising efforts at Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017. Simon McDermott catapulted dad Teddy, who is living with dementia, to fame when he shared Carpool Karaoke-style videos of them singing together. The videos went viral across the internet and Simon used […]

1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
Lack of social care funding for those with dementia is an embarrassment and a travesty- Budget 2017

Lack of social care funding for those with dementia is an embarrassment and a travesty- Budget 2017

Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today’s budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “The extra money for the NHS is hugely needed, but by neglecting social care the Government is just filling up a bucket with holes in it. “They have ducked an opportunity today – to put […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

Team members from five family-owned care homes in Dorset and Hampshire have shared their latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well. Colten Care’s third annual Dementia Utopia conference brought more than 80 colleagues together at the AFC Bournemouth stadium to discuss and celebrate best practice, new approaches and success […]

21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

Members of the community living with dementia were invited along to a useful information session at HC-One’s Quarry Hall care home’s dementia café recently.  The event was the second to be held since the café’s launch in September and featured talks from Cardiff and Vale UHB Mental Health Rehabilitation Nurses, Emma and Candace.   Dementia […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

Bann View House Care Home, run by Priory Adult Care, part of the Priory Group of mental healthcare specialists, is celebrating after an employee and a resident’s relative received accolades at a national awards ceremony.   Carole Abernethy won the award for “Activities Co-ordinator for People with Dementia” at the National Dementia Care Awards, an […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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