August 25 2017
Families are being encouraged to enjoy multi-generational days out this bank holiday for the benefit of young and old alike.
August 7 2017
New research from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) shows that starting a variety of new hobbies can protect against cognitive decline. However, brain training games have little if any effect.
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.
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.
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.