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.
May 15 2017
More than half of people (60 per cent) who care for a loved one feel ‘overwhelmed’ by their responsibilities – with nearly a fifth (18 per cent) saying they feel overwhelmed ‘all the time’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 6 2017
After every festive season, social services departments across the country see a sharp spike in call numbers. People call with concerns about the wellbeing of older loved ones having spent time with them at Christmas. Debra Fox, Care UK’s dementia lead, looks at how to tackle the sense of rising concern.
December 28 2016
Last month saw the publication of a report from the Office of National Statistics that reveals dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are now the biggest causes of death in England and Wales, the level of recorded deaths rising by a fifth in a single year and overtaking heart disease.
December 23 2016
Christmas dinner is seen as the most important meal of the year. This puts a great deal of pressure, real or imagined, on the cook, especially for those not used to cooking large meals for a tableful of guests. Add in a guest with dementia and it could all seem too much.
November 14 2016
Dementia takes away many of the things we take for granted. It’s not just about being unable to remember things, dementia also affects co-ordination, the ability to recognise objects and being able to understand and interpret surroundings.