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Don’t panic – five things to do if you think you have dementia

Don’t panic – five things to do if you think you have dementia

May 17 2016

A new survey suggests there’s widespread concern about receiving a diagnosis of dementia – a condition that’s forecast to affect two million Britons by 2030.

Keeping dementia at bay

Keeping dementia at bay

May 10 2016

Educating people about the risks of developing dementia is now to be a part of the NHS health check programme. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 is invited by their GP to have an annual health check – which is in effect an MOT for people.

Drop in dementia numbers gives hope the disease is preventable

Drop in dementia numbers gives hope the disease is preventable

April 27 2016

News that the number of dementia cases has dropped by one-fifth since the 1990s has been universally welcomed. But what do the latest statistics tell us about a condition that’s estimated to affect 850,000 people nationally?

Nutrition and hydration week sees launch of new booklet on older people and eating

Nutrition and hydration week sees launch of new booklet on older people and eating

March 14 2016

Care UK has chosen nutrition and hydration week to launch a new advice booklet which will give families, neighbours and friends the knowledge they need to help frail, older people that they may know to avoid developing health-threatening malnutrition and dehydration.

Report suggests pollution in the UK kills more than 40,000 people each year

Report suggests pollution in the UK kills more than 40,000 people each year

February 25 2016

A shocking report, published this week, reveals that 40,000 deaths can be attributed annually in the UK to exposure to outdoor air pollution, with further deaths linked to exposure to indoor pollutants such as radon gas, second-hand smoke and the use of air fresheners.

Care home residents join in with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Care home residents join in with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

January 27 2016

Residents at more than 30 care homes across the country run by Care UK are polishing their binoculars and sharpening their pencils ready to take part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch for the second year running.

Why breakfast is important for older people

Why breakfast is important for older people

January 22 2016

A chef who specialises in nutrition for people living in care homes is using National Breakfast Week to remind older people of the importance to the first meal in the day for promoting wellbeing and health.

New institute to fight dementia

New institute to fight dementia

January 11 2016

The government has granted £150 million to launch a new organisation designed to fight dementia, which is costing the country billions of pounds every year.

93 year old waltzes to victory in national exercise competition

93 year old waltzes to victory in national exercise competition

December 24 2015

Ken Williamson, 93, has proven you’re never too old to start exercising again and has won a national award for embracing his new hobby with such enthusiasm, dancing his way to victory.

How buying the right Christmas gift can bring back happy memories

How buying the right Christmas gift can bring back happy memories

December 19 2015

As we walk around the shops or search across the web seeking just the right gift for the right person, Pauline Houchin, Care UK’s head of care and clinical services, says that gift-giving opens up lots of opportunity to tap into the memories of loved ones living with dementia or age-related cognitive decline.

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