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Hundreds to receive dementia training as rates predicted to soar

Hundreds to receive dementia training as rates predicted to soar

Bournville Village Trust is to train hundreds of its staff to recognise the signs and symptoms of dementia in response to rising rates of the condition in Birmingham.   The charitable Trust and housing association, which provides homes and services to 25,000 people in Birmingham and Shropshire, will train all 350 employees over the next […]

May 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dementia care in Scotland set for transformation

Dementia care in Scotland set for transformation

Bupa and Dementia UK are set to take another big step towards improving dementia care in Scotland after appointing the country’s first Admiral Nurses. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses developed by the charity Dementia UK who support caring families and join up the different parts of the health and social care system, to ensure […]

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
People with dementia in hospital struggling with undiagnosed pain, study finds

People with dementia in hospital struggling with undiagnosed pain, study finds

The frequency of pain experienced by people with dementia in hospital may be dramatically underreported, according to new research from University College London published in the journal PAIN today (25 March 2015). An observational study of 230 people with dementia found that, while nearly two thirds (57 per cent) of people with the condition were […]

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wee Betty’s Bistro hosts Come Dine With Me for good memories

Wee Betty’s Bistro hosts Come Dine With Me for good memories

A day care centre in Milngavie has cooked up an innovative service that allows people with any form of memory impairment to have an enjoyable dining experience with their friends and family.  Oakburn Park Day Care, run by leading care and housing provider Bield, has seen huge demand for ‘Wee Betty’s Bistro’, a ‘Come Dine […]

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Red Nose Day gives moving tribute to those living with dementia

Red Nose Day gives moving tribute to those living with dementia

It was impossible no to be moved by the four people in the early stages of dementia who told their stories on the @rednoseday Twitter feed, in a Comic Relief first on Thursday 26th February. The nation gained a unique insight into their lives, from the challenges to often surprisingly uplifting realities.  By sharing their stories Comic […]

March 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dementia photo wins prestigious national photograph competition

Dementia photo wins prestigious national photograph competition

Seventeen year old Stella Wharmby from Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, London has been crowned a winner of the ESRC’s 2015 photographic competition ‘Changing World’. Stella received her £100 prize at a special awards ceremony this week at the Menier Gallery in London. Her winning photograph will be displayed alongside a selection of the best […]

March 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Regular exercise, diet, cognitive training and social activities can significantly improve memory

Regular exercise, diet, cognitive training and social activities can significantly improve memory

A combined approach involving exercise, diet, cognitive training, social activities and management of heart health can significantly improve memory, according to a comprehensive two-year clinical trial published in The Lancet, today (Thursday 12 March). The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) research, carried out at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in […]

March 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Leading nurse pleased to see dementia getting the attention it deserves

Leading nurse pleased to see dementia getting the attention it deserves

In her first article, Pauline Houchin, Care UK’s new head of care & clinical services, welcomes the increase in interest and funding that  dementia care and research is receiving.   “Like Harry Potter’s nemesis Lord Voldemort, the word cancer was one that people could not utter even as recently as 20 years ago. It filled […]

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches today. Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time. Join Dementia […]

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oscar win for Julianne Moore’s depiction of early onset dementia in Still Alice

Oscar win for Julianne Moore’s depiction of early onset dementia in Still Alice

Julianne Moore attended the 87th annual Academy Awards yesterday evening, to scoop the Oscar for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’ for her moving portrayal of a woman with early-onset dementia in the film Still Alice. The 54-year-old actress has already won 19 awards for her performance, including the BAFTA for Best Actress.   Based on […]

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Diabetes and depression linked to progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

Diabetes and depression linked to progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

People with Mild Cognitive Impairment who have diabetes, depression, or low levels of vitamin B12  are at an increased risk of progressing to dementia, according to research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry today (20 February 2015). Academics led by Professor Gill Livingston at University College London conducted a systematic review of 62 research […]

February 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Devoted husband makes decision to move in too!

Devoted husband makes decision to move in too!

A devoted husband was so impressed by the support his wife received in a care home – he decided to move in too. Gordon McInnes had faced a five-mile round, trip twice a day, seven days a week to visit his wife Dorothy after she moved into the specialist dementia unit at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig […]

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund: Phase 2 Open for Bids

Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund: Phase 2 Open for Bids

Up to £155 million more now available for housing to help people live independently. Applications are now open for phase 2 of the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund (CASSH). Specialist housing developers and providers are being invited to bid for a share of an additional fund of up to £155 million to develop accommodation […]

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Harrogate dementia care specialist named best in UK

Harrogate dementia care specialist named best in UK

A specialist dementia facility based in Harrogate has become the first in the UK to be awarded outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Vida Hall in Harrogate achieved the highest rating ever given to a specialist dementia facility, and is also the first care home in the northern region to achieve an outstanding award under […]

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Study suggests link between long-term use of hayfever and sleep treatments add to dementia risk

Study suggests link between long-term use of hayfever and sleep treatments add to dementia risk

The long-term use of certain medications with anticholinergic effects, such as sleep aids and hayfever treatments, could be linked to an increased risk of dementia, according to a study published in the journal JAMA International Medicine today (26 January 2015). Researchers at the University of Washington studied 3434 participants aged 65 and over for a […]

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
New investment plans to transform lives of those affected by dementia in Scotland

New investment plans to transform lives of those affected by dementia in Scotland

The Life Changes Trust charity was established with a £50 million endowment by the Big Lottery Fund to invest in ways which will transform the lives of people affected by dementia and care experienced young people. Today the Trust publishes its Business Strategy, which sets out the Trust’s investment approach to achieve this aim. Maddy […]

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ageing population ‘one of top three challenges facing the UK’, poll finds

Ageing population ‘one of top three challenges facing the UK’, poll finds

The country’s ageing population is seen to be one of the top three challenges facing UK society over the next 20 years, falling just behind healthcare and immigration¹ according to a new YouGov poll commissioned by Independent Age. Additionally, four fifths (79%) of adults think the ageing population will present a large challenge for the […]

January 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Reducing body temperature can protect the brain from damage

Reducing body temperature can protect the brain from damage

A protein activated in response to the cold can prevent the loss of connections between brain cells in neurodegenerative diseases, reports a study published in Nature today (14th January, 2015). Reducing body temperature can protect the brain from damage and this study has identified a critical protein involved in the process, opening up the possibility […]

January 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Risk Doubled in People with Herpes – New Study Reveals

Alzheimer’s Risk Doubled in People with Herpes – New Study Reveals

Alzheimer’s Risk Doubled in People with Herpes – New Study Reveals The herpes virus is extremely common and affects between 80% and 90% of the population. Its most typical symptom are blisters which appear around the mouth or the genitals, depending on the strain of the virus and the way it has been transmitted. Even […]

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Early dementia diagnosis has huge impact on quality of life

Early dementia diagnosis has huge impact on quality of life

FAMILIES URGED TO LOOK OUT FOR EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA THIS CHRISTMAS Maritime charity the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, is urging friends and relatives to look out for the early signs of dementia while spending time with loved ones this Christmas. With more than 800,000 people in the UK now living with dementia, the charity, […]

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