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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.

Study reveals just 8p in every £10 spent on dementia goes towards research

Study reveals just 8p in every £10 spent on dementia goes towards research

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.

Call for volunteers to help with crucial dementia research

Call for volunteers to help with crucial dementia research

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.

At last dementia is getting the attention it requires

At last dementia is getting the attention it requires

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.

£300m pledge to drive forward dementia research and care

£300m pledge to drive forward dementia research and care

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.

The benefits of reminiscence for people living with dementia

The benefits of reminiscence for people living with dementia

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.

End of life care lacking for people with dementia

End of life care lacking for people with dementia

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.

Christmas tips for people caring for loved ones with dementia

Christmas tips for people caring for loved ones with dementia

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.

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