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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
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
Live-in care provider offering Dementia Friend sessions

Live-in care provider offering Dementia Friend sessions

A Liverpool live-in care provider will be educating members of the community about the most effective ways to help vulnerable people within the city after successfully becoming a Dementia Champion.    Promedica24’s Stella Sass will pass on her knowledge to others who are directly affected by dementia or want to learn more about the condition […]

18th 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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Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first care group in Dorset to offer a Virtual Dementia Tour, which provides care and health professionals with an inside look into what it’s like to live with dementia, and training on the best ways to support someone suffering with the disease.  Encore manages three care homes in Dorset and […]

10th 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
MP for Cheltenham joins care home for dementia awareness event

MP for Cheltenham joins care home for dementia awareness event

MP for Cheltenham Alex Chalk joined businesses, relatives and members of the public at Whittington House Nursing Home to share knowledge of dementia through two special events held recently. Two dementia awareness events took place at the home, one aimed at family members of those living with dementia and the other at local businesses and […]

11th October 2017 | By | 1 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
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
Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

A care worker at Oak Manor care home in Norfolk had a surprise visit from the Caring Homes managing director who presented her with an Ipad as the 1000th person to successfully complete the company’s dementia training.   Marlise Moura, who has worked at Oak Manor for a year alongside her husband Joao was delighted […]

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

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 hospitals more “dementia-friendly”, an audit shows. Overall nearly 70% of carers rated care as excellent or very good, and 75% said that the person with dementia […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Successful dementia awareness events at Oxford care home

Successful dementia awareness events at Oxford care home

Businesses, relatives and members of the public have praised Wytham House for sharing knowledge of dementia with the community through two special events held at the care home recently. Wytham House, a newly-built home, which sits within the Oaken Holt estate in Oxford, offers specialist residential and nursing dementia care. Together with Oaken Holt main […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Research targets better support for young people with dementia

Research targets better support for young people with dementia

Improving the support given to people diagnosed with dementia at an early age is the focus of a new project at the University of Bradford, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. The team plan to gather examples of good practice, where under-65-year-olds with dementia were given positive support that met their and their family’s needs and […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based carers have pledged to support people with dementia after taking part in a Dementia Friends workshop.   Clarriots Care is committed to training people about the complexities of dementia and what they can do to make a difference to the lives of people affected.   The Dementia Friends campaign is part of a […]

30th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Fremantle Trust shines the spotlight on skills development during Dementia Awareness Week

Fremantle Trust shines the spotlight on skills development during Dementia Awareness Week

Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, is shining a light on Dementia Awareness Week by reflecting on the importance of investment in continuous skills development to meet the needs of residents living with dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. It mainly affects people over […]

15th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Brightwork manager becomes Dementia Ambassador

Brightwork manager becomes Dementia Ambassador

With Scotland’s aging population, and more than 93,000 Scots suffering from some form of dementia, most people have some experience of caring for a loved one afflicted by the condition.   This inspired Sean Magee, manager and trainer at multiple award-winning recruitment agency, Brightwork, to become a Dementia Ambassador and to promote the highest standard […]

14th April 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 […]

6th April 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 […]

30th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home making Greenwich a dementia friendly place

Care home making Greenwich a dementia friendly place

The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Greenwich have set themselves a mission to make their local community as dementia friendly as possible. People are being invited to Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home, to learn about the small things they can do to make a big difference to the lives of people […]

13th February 2017 | By | Reply More
It’s a degree in Dementia Studies for Caremark’s Caroline!

It’s a degree in Dementia Studies for Caremark’s Caroline!

Caremark (Worcester & Malvern Hills)’s Managing Director, Caroline Balmer had reason to celebrate at the beginning of December with her achievement of a degree in Dementia Studies.    Caroline explains why she was moved to undertake a degree course in Dementia: “I have always had a keen interest in Dementia. I have worked in the […]

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