Dementia Care

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more manageable. Although we don't have a cure for the disease, there are still innumerable ways to bring as much joy as possible to the lives of those living with dementia.

Living With Dementia: Four Myths That Need To Be Challenged

Peter Dowds | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Peter Dowds

According to The Alzheimer's Society, there are currently 850,000 people in the UK with some form of dementia. It's estimated that 1 in 3 people will ...

A Long Goodbye: When Dementia Takes Someone You Love

Jessica Hanson | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hanson

Slowly, painfully slowly, the good days were fewer and fewer, and our visits mainly consisted of us trying to make conversation with someone who barely knew we were there. My grandma would dutifully feed him biscuits when we visited. A woman in the corner of the day room, with white hair that stood on end, screamed periodically like a crowing rooster. The nurses seemed kind.

So My Job Doesn't Feel Like A Job Really. It's An Extension Of Me. It Fits Me

Helen McEntire | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Helen McEntire

Time. It's the most important part of my role as a caregiver for older people. I couldn't love my job as much as I do without having enough time to ca...

Dementia Care In 2016: A Success Story

Davina Ludlow | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Davina Ludlow

Political turmoil has largely characterised the social care scene in 2016, resulting in a continuously changing political landscape and social care ag...

Why It's Time to See Dementia Differently

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

Wherever you source your news, you're never far from a story about dementia. Recently we heard how dementia is set to become a trillion dollar disease by 2018, then news that exercise could prevent early onset of the condition was in the headlines again.

'Still Alice', An Account of an Oscar Winner From Lesley Loizou, Who Works With People Living With Dementia

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

With awards season is in full swing, it was great to see dementia being brought to the forefront of conversation as Julianne Moore was awarded an Oscar for her role in Still Alice. One person in particular who was touched by the film was Lesley Loizou who works at Anchor's West Hall, a care home that offers specialist dementia care.

College Rejects Scottish Student... Because She's 'Not From The UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Scottish student has been left in shock after being rejected from an English college - because they said Scotland wasn't part of the UK. The 26-y...

Don't Let Dementia Lead to Isolation This Christmas

Liam Beattie | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

This Christmas thousands of people across the country will be alone; they won't be alone in the conventional sense of not having a place stay, or people to look out for them: they will face exclusion because of an illness that can change the very person they used to be.

What Did I Come In Here For?

Professor Graham Stokes | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Graham Stokes

Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? You are not alone. Research from Bupa has identified that two thirds of adults (63%) admit to suffering embarrassing or annoying 'memory blots' three or more times a week.

We Must Provide Better Support for Those Affected By Young Onset Dementia

Johann van Zyl | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Johann van Zyl

The new figures show more than twice as many people in the UK have dementia before the age of 65 than was thought. It's estimated 42,000 people have young onset dementia (also called early onset dementia) - including thousands of cases among those in their 40s, and more than 700 cases among those in their 30s.

Be Nice to Yourself - Choose What Kind of Care Home You Want

Stephen Burke | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK
Stephen Burke

A care home in the future might be much smaller than many of our large institutions. It might be much more flexible in terms of living space, both personal and communal, and it will be well designed. The focus will be on companionship as well as care. And it won't be hidden away.

Ten Things I Know About Being a Care Worker

Emma Clifford | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Emma Clifford

Care Workers are vital. We are the eyes and ears on the ground. We know how much Mrs Smith normally eats and sleeps, if she's been this confused before, if she's in more pain than usual. We know what doctors need to know in order to make a diagnosis. We can mean the difference between prevention and cure.

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

Dementia Awareness Week

Hannah Gal | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Like so many sufferers, Joan and Gracie are both under 24-hour care after endangering their lives and putting their families through agonizing worry. From leaving taps running and stove fire burning to wandering to the shops wearing pyjamas and sitting at the bus stop at midnight waiting hours on end for the bus.

There Is No Quick Fix but There Are Innovative Ways to Improve the Lives of People With Dementia and Their Carers

Ben Atkinson-Willes | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Atkinson-Willes

Dementia care has dominated the news agenda in recent weeks with talk of an oncoming 'dementia crisis'. Debates are ongoing around how to deliver the best standards of care to the growing numbers of people living with dementia.

The Shocking Reality Of Dementia Care

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK

A "significant improvement" is needed in the way hospitals deliver care to people with dementia, according to a new report. While hospitals say ...