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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, […]

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Our brains ‘age’ differently so when it ‘goes’ it doesn’t go all together

Our brains ‘age’ differently so when it ‘goes’ it doesn’t go all together

Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit have discovered that specific mental abilities – such as problem-solving or multi-tasking – decline with age at different rates because individuals’ brains age differently.   This challenges the previously held idea that, as we get older, these types of mental abilities all decline at […]

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Queen Elizabeth Court Awarded with prestigious dementia care kitemark

Queen Elizabeth Court Awarded with prestigious dementia care kitemark

RMBI care home Queen Elizabeth Court in Llandudno has been recognised with a national award for its care of people living with dementia.   Queen Elizabeth Court becomes the only care home in North Wales to be awarded ‘Butterfly Service’ status, a nationally recognised kitemark awarded by Dementia Care Matters to identify care homes which […]

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Simple yet effective solution creates a world of difference in dementia care home

Simple yet effective solution creates a world of difference in dementia care home

En-suite wet rooms in a new £6.9 million, state of the art dementia care home feature a space saving solution from Pressalit Care that help residents maintain their privacy for washing and showering, while ensuring close eye contact with their carers.   The concept of a folding support arm with half-length curtain fitted alongside the […]

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Study claims antioxidants in cocoa can improve cognition

Study claims antioxidants in cocoa can improve cognition

A diet high in cocoa bean flavanols could enhance cognitive function in older people, according to a study published online in Nature Neuroscience. Scott A. Small and colleagues examined whether cocoa flavanols, would enhance brain function and cognitive performance in 37 older participants, aged 50-69, who were given either a high or a low dose of […]

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Key care figures respond to GP dementia diagnosis payments

Key care figures respond to GP dementia diagnosis payments

The announcement that family doctors in England will be paid £55 for each patient they diagnose with dementia has been condemned by The Patients Association as ”a step too far”. Alzheimer’s Society comment: Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘For no other disease would we tolerate only half the people getting a diagnosis. […]

October 22, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Walking into a room and forgetting why you went there in the first place?

Walking into a room and forgetting why you went there in the first place?

Two thirds of adults (63%*) admit to suffering embarrassing or annoying ‘memory blots’ three or more times a week, research from Bupa has revealed to coincide with the launch of the ‘The Memory Game’ .   Those moments, when you  forget a friend or colleague’s name or even why you stepped into a room, are […]

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Home Residents Get By With A Little Help From Friends

Care Home Residents Get By With A Little Help From Friends

Residents at a Bupa Care Home, in Ayr, were so inspired by a recent dementia awareness campaign they created a tribute wall to celebrate the cherished memories within the home.   Staff and residents at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in High Thornyflat Wynd, Whitletts, had been motivated by the Dementia Friends campaign – which features […]

October 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Memory slips may signal dementia

Memory slips may signal dementia

People without dementia who report memory issues may be more likely to develop dementia later, even if they have no clinical signs of the disease., according to a study published today (Wednesday 24 September) in the online issue of Neurology.   The study looked at 531 people with an average age of 73 and free of dementia. […]

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