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.
March 18 2015
A new scheme is underway to help speed up crucial research into dementia. People are encouraged to register their interest in taking part in studies and connect with teams who are conducting research into possible treatments.
March 5 2015
In her first article, Pauline Houchin, Care UK’s new head of care & clinical services, welcomes the increase in interest and funding that dementia care and research is receiving.
February 27 2015
The government has announced it will invest more than £300 million into dementia research and innovation as part of a five year strategy to improve care and awareness of the condition.
January 30 2015
We all like to remember the good times – holidays or days out with friends and family, birthdays and Christmases full of fun – but for people living with dementia, reminiscing can be of real benefit to their health and wellbeing.
January 9 2015
A report by the Alzheimer’s Society and Marie Curie claims that people with dementia are not given proper end of life care because their condition is not recognised as terminal.
December 23 2014
Everyone wants Christmas to be magical but all too often it can become stressful as family members’ different needs and expectations collide. Maizie Mears-Owen offers advice on how to survive Christmas and support relatives with dementia.
December 17 2014
Gift buying is an art at any time, but what do you buy a loved one for Christmas who has dementia? Maizie Mears-Owen, Care UK’s head of dementia, offers some helpful tips and advice.