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Latest news and opinion from the team at Care UK.

Helping to bridge the gap in support for family carers planning dementia-friendly activities

Helping to bridge the gap in support for family carers planning dementia-friendly activities

August 27 2015

A new survey has revealed that 70 per cent of family carers who support loved ones or friends living with dementia face challenges when taking trips out.

Dementia doesn’t have to mean the end of holidays

Dementia doesn’t have to mean the end of holidays

August 17 2015

Care UK colleagues and people with experience of dementia in their family have worked together to produce a free booklet to help others plan holidays and trips away this summer.

Big increase in number of people taking part in dementia research

Big increase in number of people taking part in dementia research

August 14 2015

A new report published today shows that nearly 22,000 people took part in dementia research studies during the last year, an increase of 60 per cent.

Dementia continues to hit the headlines

Dementia continues to hit the headlines

August 4 2015

Dementia has been at the forefront of the news over the past few weeks with stories ranging from an alarming claim that the disease is a £26 billion time bomb which could sink the NHS through to new tests which could provide an early diagnosis.

Alzheimer’s Society polls GPs for views on dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society polls GPs for views on dementia care

July 6 2015

The Alzheimer’s Society recently commissioned a survey of 1,000 family doctors to gather their views on the levels of care and support for people living with dementia and their loved ones.

Special week to help family carers

Special week to help family carers

June 12 2015

Carers Week (8-14 June) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that family carers face and recognise the contribution they make to individuals and communities throughout the UK.

Care UK guide and seminars help communities to support people with dementia

Care UK guide and seminars help communities to support people with dementia

May 19 2015

With an estimated one in three people aged over 65 living with dementia, and research suggesting that one person develops the condition every three minutes, Care UK teams nationwide have been marking the run-up to Dementia Awareness Week by helping communities communicate more effectively with people living with the condition.

Research shows the number of family carers over the age of 85 has doubled

Research shows the number of family carers over the age of 85 has doubled

May 1 2015

News from Age UK about the growing number of family carers aged over 85 should not come as a surprise but, for many it does. Matthew Cox, home manager of Field Lodge, looks at the challenges facing older carers and examines what Care UK is doing to help them.

More good reasons to stop smoking

More good reasons to stop smoking

April 30 2015

Nearly everyone knows smoking can cause cancer. Most people are also aware it can lead to heart disease, strokes and respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and emphysema. But what about cataracts, dementia, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis?

Dementia Guide Helps Carers Get Good to Go

Dementia Guide Helps Carers Get Good to Go

April 28 2015

With more than two million people in the UK predicted to be living with dementia by 2051, one of the UK’s largest providers of residential care, Care UK, has published Good to Go – a guide to overcoming the challenges of getting out and about, aimed at transforming the experiences of those caring for loved ones living with dementia.

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