Tag: Dementia Awareness Week

“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

CHATTERBOX Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.   The carer at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties.   She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Essex care home helps school children become Dementia Friends during Dementia Awareness Week

Essex care home helps school children become Dementia Friends during Dementia Awareness Week

Pupils at St. Andrews Primary School in Halstead, Essex had a lesson in what it’s like to live with dementia when a member of the Care UK team from the nearby Colne View care home dropped in to the school during Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May).   David Martins, customer relations manager at Care UK’s […]

June 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia Awareness Week a top priority for care home provider

Dementia Awareness Week a top priority for care home provider

The Orders of St John Care Trust, which runs 68 care homes across Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, has once again supported Dementia Awareness Week by hosting a week-long series of events to celebrate it.   Taking place from 15th to 21st May, the week is run by the Alzheimer’s Society and was created with […]

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care group goes the extra mile for Dementia Awareness Week

Care group goes the extra mile for Dementia Awareness Week

A Hull based care group has shown its support for national Dementia Awareness Week by running a range of activities to help educate and raise awareness on dementia. The Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which runs 20 care homes and two retirement villages in the Hull and East Riding area, ran a range […]

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Remembering the music for Dementia Awareness Week

Remembering the music for Dementia Awareness Week

Much loved music from the past will help stir memories and the imagination for more than 360 care home residents thanks to an iPod Amnesty event being staged by Morris Care as part of their unique approach to caring for those living with dementia. The leading care provider is launching an appeal with all its […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents go back to school to teach children about dementia

Care home residents go back to school to teach children about dementia

Residents from Care UK’s Cavell Court care home in Norwich visited pupils at Cringleford CE VA Primary School for a creative session to teach the youngsters what it’s like to live with dementia.   The chairman of Cringleford Parish Council, Malcom Wagstaff, also joined in the lesson which is part of The Archie Project, a regional initiative, […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Steps to create a hospitable environment for people with dementia

Steps to create a hospitable environment for people with dementia

As we enter Dementia Awareness Week, Tim Jones, Business Development Manager at CLH talks about how care homes can create the best possible environment for people with dementia.   Dementia changes the way people see and interpret their environment. Simple and everyday objects and behaviours can be confusing and people they once knew become strangers. […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Salford community swimmers clock up lengths for Dementia Awareness Week

Salford community swimmers clock up lengths for Dementia Awareness Week

  Great Britain Swimming Team member City of Salford’s Lewis Clough will be joining swimmers raising awareness of Dementia next Saturday (May 21) at Worsley Leisure Centre.   “We are all so excited that Lewis is giving up his time to join us in this fantastic event,” said Naomi Lewis, Outreach Officer and Dementia Lead […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia diagnosis would leave 62% feeling their life is over-survey says

Dementia diagnosis would leave 62% feeling their life is over-survey says

Over half (56%) of people are putting off seeking a dementia diagnosis for up to a year or more*, a study carried out by Alzheimer’s Society has found. Dementia is the most feared health condition in the UK**, perhaps explaining also why almost two-thirds of people surveyed (62%) felt a diagnosis would mean their life […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hicare Celebrates Dementia Awareness Week

Hicare Celebrates Dementia Awareness Week

Hicare homes, Spencefield Grange and Meadow’s Court, Leicester both held educational and fun Dementia Awareness events this year to raise public awareness of dementia in the community. Dementia Awareness Week is a national initiative and ran from Sunday 17th May – Saturday 23rd May this year. Spencefield Grange held a 1940’s themed day on Tuesday […]

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Couple share their story for Dementia Awareness Week

Couple share their story for Dementia Awareness Week

In support of Dementia Awareness Week last week and to spread the word of the condition, Gillingham couple, Brian and Anona Port shared their story of over 60 years together and how they manage to live with dementia.   Brian and Anona met in 1952 in Canterbury, where they both lived. At the time, she […]

May 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nostalgic Wedding Fever for Dementia Awareness Week

Nostalgic Wedding Fever for Dementia Awareness Week

People living at Stocks Hall Residential Home in Ormskirk were treated to a very special gathering to mark Dementia Awareness Week last week.   The Activities Team successfully hosted a wedding reminiscence day in a bid to trigger happy memories and have fun.  The team prepared a cake, decorated the room, arranged a bride and groom and even threw a bouquet, while people […]

May 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Annie knits Forget-Me-Nots for Dementia Awareness Week

Annie knits Forget-Me-Nots for Dementia Awareness Week

Annie’s knitted forget-me-nots for Dementia Awareness Week Annie Lewis, 95, has knitted more than 450 Forget-Me-Nots, the symbolic flower for the Alzheimer’s Society to mark Dementia Awareness Week, 17th – 23rd May. The knitted flowers have been on sale at Jewish Care’s Southend & Westcliff Community Centre, raising more than £1000 so far which will […]

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Life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

Life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, which is taking place this week, the Alzheimer’s Society is running an advertising campaign to make people more aware of their work and how everyone can support people affected by dementia.   Those suffering with dementia can become disconnected from their community, their family and friends. The society says, […]

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Thousands to do Memory Walks for Alzheimer Scotland

Thousands to do Memory Walks for Alzheimer Scotland

As the number of people living with dementia in Scotland continues to rise, Alzheimer Scotland is set to deliver its biggest ever Memory Walk series in a bid to rally support for people living with dementia in communities across the country. There are over 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland, and tens of thousands […]

May 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Housing & Care 21 supports Dementia Awareness Week

Housing & Care 21 supports Dementia Awareness Week

Housing & Care 21, one of the leading providers of care and housing services for older people, is proud to be supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week 2015.   Bruce Moore, Housing & Care 21’s Chief Executive said: “Dementia represents a significant and growing challenge for all of us involved in social care and housing. […]

May 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doing Something New’ during Dementia Awareness Week

Doing Something New’ during Dementia Awareness Week

Over half of the British public (57 per cent) say they want to try out new activities or hobbies. However, less than a third have done so in the last year – citing lack of confidence, laziness and lack of time as the main reasons holding them back. Seeing the Northern Lights, going on safari […]

May 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
National care home provider shows support for Dementia Awareness Week

National care home provider shows support for Dementia Awareness Week

Over 850,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia in 2015 and with this number expected to rise to one million by 2025, one of the UK’s leading dementia care home providers is calling for more awareness about the condition as part of the Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Awareness Week.   As part of the […]

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Local community support Dementia Awareness evening

Local community support Dementia Awareness evening

Local East Hill House care home opened its doors to the local community this week to spread awareness about Dementia in the Community as they pulled out all the stops to mark Dementia Awareness Week.   Residents of the home were joined by relatives, volunteers and those who care for a loved one with dementia […]

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Old friends and new ideas prove a winning combination for Alzheimer Scotland

Old friends and new ideas prove a winning combination for Alzheimer Scotland

  Alzheimer Scotland will end Dementia Awareness Week on a high note, with three thrilling features at its Innovation, Research and Technology in Dementia conference in the Crowne Plaza hotel, Glasgow on Friday 6 June. As well as showcasing the latest in dementia technology and research, the event will also launch Dementia Friends in Scotland […]

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