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Care home residents reminisce about the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding

Care home residents reminisce about the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding

November 20 2017

Care home residents across the UK are celebrating the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s platinum wedding anniversary by sharing their own memories of that special day, 70 years ago. 

Scrapbooking brings family memories to life

Scrapbooking brings family memories to life

October 26 2017

Over the past year you may have read touching interviews with Formula 1 legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, talking about his wife’s experience with dementia. Many of those caring for a loved one with the condition will recognise his description of his wife’s flawless long-term memory but minimal short term memory.

Tackle stress to avoid poor memory

Tackle stress to avoid poor memory

October 6 2017

New research suggests that stressful events, such as losing your job, divorce or the death of a loved one, can age your brain.

Why we like to be beside the seaside and how it can help our wellbeing

Why we like to be beside the seaside and how it can help our wellbeing

September 28 2017

We all feel better for a trip to the seaside, but a new study may reveal just how a nostalgic trip to the beach can support personal wellbeing, including in older people.

When being a ‘square eyes’ is a good thing

When being a ‘square eyes’ is a good thing

May 30 2017

Debra Fox, Care UK’s dementia expert, looks at how you can use television programmes to have a positive effect on the wellbeing of loved ones living with dementia.

World’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia

World’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia

May 17 2017

The world’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia – with its first line composed by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion – has been published on National Memory Day. 

Making the most of Easter when you care for someone with dementia

Making the most of Easter when you care for someone with dementia

April 13 2017

Easter is a special time for many families; the chance to spend four days together is a rare treat for many and, for those caring for a loved one with dementia, it offers the opportunity for some fun activities that also increase health and wellbeing.

Treating epilepsy in later life

Treating epilepsy in later life

March 27 2017

The highest rate of first seizures occurs in new-born babies and those over the age of 65. But while paediatric services provide gold-standard facilities for children with epilepsy, treating people in later life often remains more of a challenge.

Is loneliness contributing to our nation’s poor health?

Is loneliness contributing to our nation’s poor health?

February 27 2017

The recent announcement that MPs have launched a commission to tackle the ‘silent epidemic’ of loneliness across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox has bought this subject firmly back into the spotlight.

Dementia in rural communities

Dementia in rural communities

January 17 2017

New research carried out by Plymouth University looks at the impact of dementia in farming and farming families, and its impact on their businesses and home lives.

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