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Dementia deaths set to quadruple

Dementia deaths set to quadruple

The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. Increasing deaths from the condition will contribute to a rocketing number of people who will need end-of-life care, researchers added. The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, saw experts analyse mortality statistics for […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
DoCare tree provides a way to remember

DoCare tree provides a way to remember

A Christmas ‘memory’ tree proved so popular for Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare it planted a seed for a permanent feature.   Now, in time for National Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-20), the company has created a memory tree at its Stroud headquarters, where people can hang messages to loved ones as a way of remembering […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Thirty-five care homes in the South and East of England are uniting in a campaign to raise awareness of dementia during a national awareness week.   As part of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, the Healthcare Homes Group is promoting the work it does in homes and within communities to support those living with dementia […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music and singing for people living with dementia are truly remarkable. Not only does it have a calming effect, reducing anxiety and agitation, it enables them to reconnect with memories, making it an incredibly therapeutic activity for both people living with dementia and their loved ones and carers. At Sanctuary Care’s Iffley […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

Specialist care village residents make a splash at dementia-friendly swimming sessions

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at dementia-friendly swimming sessions, which have been designed to enhance participants’ mobility, appetite and general wellbeing.   Swimming has been proven to hold many benefits for people with dementia, including reducing anxiety and falls, increasing flexibility and improving sleeping patterns.   The swimming sessions […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

High-flying Huddersfield Town have united with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia. The promotion-chasing Championship club have donated more than £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Society after adopting an initiative suggested by one of the club’s supporters on social media. After the club announced its third kit would be a tribute to the legendary Ray Wilson and his […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Alzheimer’s Society launches a new campaign today calling on the public to set aside their differences – from age to tastes and social standing to political allegiances – and unite in the fight against dementia, as it’s set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.   Celebrities and sports stars including Jo Brand, James Cracknell, […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia.   The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia restaurant receives new funding

Dementia restaurant receives new funding

People living with dementia in Kirkintilloch will continue to have the opportunity to dine out in familiar surroundings, after a much-loved local meal service secured new funding.   Staff at Bield’s Whitehill Court Day Care set up ‘Mary’s Kitchen’ where carers and people who use the service can come and dine from a special menu […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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