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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
April 16 2015
Pauline Houchin, Care UK’s head of care and clinical services, looks at the implications of the funding disparity revealed by a recent University of Oxford study looking at the four main causes of death and disability in the UK – cancer, heart disease, dementia and stroke.