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Latest news and opinion from the team at Care UK.

Breakthrough implant could create new memories for people with dementia

Breakthrough implant could create new memories for people with dementia

November 17 2015

A special implant has been developed which could help people with damaged brains to create new memories. The device, created by American researchers, has a number of electrodes which they hope will replicate the function of the hippocampus.

How your home can help a loved one with dementia

How your home can help a loved one with dementia

October 28 2015

People caring for a loved one with dementia are being encouraged to view their homes in a new way as experts in Care UK’s dementia team explain how everyday objects can be used to keep up people’s life skills.

Alzheimer’s tops league of concerns for people over 60

Alzheimer’s tops league of concerns for people over 60

October 5 2015

A recent YouGov poll has shown that Alzheimer’s disease is now the biggest fear for the future amongst people over 60.

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.

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