Dementia Care

What Did I Come In Here For?

Professor Graham Stokes | Posted 24.10.2014 | 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 21.10.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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 ...