Friday, March 5, 2021

Tag: dementia

Angus care home residents get to grips with state-of-the-art sensory table

Angus care home welcome ‘magic table’ to help those living with dementia

New expert dementia consultancy service available for care home staff in response to COVID-19

Dementia Support UK: Connect, Consult, will provide immediate expert support for people caring for those living with dementia in the care home sector.   This new...

Mobile barber utilises the power of music to recreate the full ‘men’s room’

Silent Disco King, the world’s leading provider of wireless headphone technologies recently supports Lenny, the dementia friendly barber who’s work utilises the power of...

TV and Radio host Lauren Laverne launches musical dementia initiative

TV and Radio host Lauren Laverne is launching a new initiative to highlight the positive impact music can have for people living with dementia...

L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa creating a Dementia friendly community

Charitable organisations, relatives, students and members of the community have praised L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa in Jersey for sharing knowledge of dementia with the...

Lifestyle choices that could lower your risk of dementia

A recent study has suggested that healthy lifestyle choices can lower your risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family.                  The...

Mum, 35, unites with Alzheimer’s Society to find dementia cure

A 35-year-old mother of two young children has united with Alzheimer’s Society by joining their Memory Walk campaign to raise vital funds to beat...

International artist to portray dementia experience

London-based artist and filmmaker, Suki Chan, whose work has been showcased worldwide, spanning from China to the USA, has completed a month-long residency at...

Care Minister: Dementia is now our biggest killer so I want to see thousands more people with dementia involved in research

More than a hundred thousand people with dementia are being urged to take part in pioneering research studies as part of plans to make...

Housing sector has key role to play in dementia support

With a million people in the UK likely to be living with dementia by 2021, housing providers have a vital role in supporting their...

A grandmother with dementia starts singing in French

A GRANDMOTHER with dementia has started singing in French after using an app which enables non-musicians to create their own music.    Ginette Koonjean, 71, was born...

A simple 10 minute chat with a resident helps improve wellbeing for those living with memory issues

Research presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) has found that 10 minutes of social interaction a day helps improve wellbeing for people with...

Blue Badge announcement is a ‘game changer’ for hidden disabilities

Alzheimer's Society responds to the announcement from the Department for Transport that people with hidden disabilities, like dementia, will be able to benefit from...

Alzheimer’s and dementia risk may be increased by use of antiepileptic drug

The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University...

Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia?

Are you a family carer supporting someone with dementia? Would you benefit from taking a break to learn more about dementia and develop your...

NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time

NHS Digital has published for the first-time data that shows the levels of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients. 9.4 per cent of patients with...

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...

The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

According to the BBC in 2010 just 5% of NHS hospitals give staff formal training to care for patients with dementia. It was then reported...

Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

A former care worker who has dementia had people in tears when recited a poem on video as a heartfelt plea for patience for...

Call for targeted campaign to help Black and Minority Ethnic dementia sufferers

“…in many BME communities, it is still seen as a natural part of ageing and not as an illness, so people do not access...

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