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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.

Present buying for someone living with dementia

Present buying for someone living 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.

Supporting carers, improving lives

Supporting carers, improving lives

December 3 2014

The number of people in the UK living with dementia is headline news, but behind the headlines are carers and relatives, who are in need of care and support alm

The 10 Boxes of Christmas - an Advent idea to engage people with dementia in the run up to Christmas

The 10 Boxes of Christmas - an Advent idea to engage people with dementia in the run up to Christmas

November 28 2014

Maizie Mears-Owens, Care UK’s head of dementia services, has found a new way to gently lead loved ones living with dementia into the festive season and increase their wellbeing.

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