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New French research further strengthens the links between alcohol and dementia

New French research further strengthens the links between alcohol and dementia

March 12 2018

A new study of more than one million people with dementia in France has raised further concerns about the part alcohol may play in the development of early onset dementia.

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

February 7 2018

It may not feel like it but spring is just around the corner. It is now time to think about how you can capitalise on the health and wellbeing benefits nature can bring for people living with dementia, and the people who care for them.

How high tech can make the holidays great for grandparents

How high tech can make the holidays great for grandparents

December 27 2017

An expert on wellbeing for older people is urging people to think how they can use technology to make Christmas and the New Year special.

Community connections boost wellbeing in people living with dementia

Community connections boost wellbeing in people living with dementia

December 6 2017

New research shows that people living with dementia benefit from being connected with their local community. At Care UK, teams are working to develop these crucial links.

Does a common sleep problem lead to dementia?

Does a common sleep problem lead to dementia?

November 28 2017

New research from the US has found a link between the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Putting the whole family at the centre of holiday fun

Putting the whole family at the centre of holiday fun

August 25 2017

Families are being encouraged to enjoy multi-generational days out this bank holiday for the benefit of young and old alike.

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