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Family carers set to benefit from dementia partnership

Family carers set to benefit from dementia partnership

November 21 2014

Independent sector health and social care provider Care UK has announced a partnership with Dementia Adventure to deliver a joint programme of free events, which will provide advice and support for around 800 family care givers.

Holidays don’t have to be a thing of the past…

Holidays don’t have to be a thing of the past…

November 17 2014

Hadrian Park residents are ‘all decked out’ on their north east coast holiday.

How half term fun can help your relatives living with dementia

How half term fun can help your relatives living with dementia

October 29 2014

Care UK’s head of dementia services, Maizie Mears-Owen, looks at the exciting opportunities for intergenerational bonding and fun during the half term.

Expert comments on plans to pay GPs £55 for every dementia diagnosis

Expert comments on plans to pay GPs £55 for every dementia diagnosis

October 24 2014

Maizie Mears-Owen, head of dementia at Care UK, comments on a new initiative which will see GPs receive £55 for every person who they diagnose with dementia.

Small changes for large benefits – how being more Mediterranean can cut the risk of dementia

Small changes for large benefits – how being more Mediterranean can cut the risk of dementia

October 20 2014

Alzheimer’s Disease International has published a report showing that the risk of developing the symptoms of dementia can be modified through lifestyle changes.

Care UK head of dementia supports sensory research

Care UK head of dementia supports sensory research

October 16 2014

Maizie Mears-Owen, head of dementia at Care UK, is to present at this year’s Inside Out Festival on how multi-sensory stimulation and design can be delivered within dementia care.

One person develops dementia every three minutes, research reveals

One person develops dementia every three minutes, research reveals

September 10 2014

Research published today by the Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that 225,000 people develop dementia every year – an average of one every three minutes.

Five steps to help reduce the risk of developing dementia

Five steps to help reduce the risk of developing dementia

August 27 2014

Research published today by the Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that 22 per cent of people are unaware they can reduce their risk of developing dementia.

Charity calls for improved access to dementia information and support

Charity calls for improved access to dementia information and support

August 8 2014

The Alzheimer’s Society is calling for more support to be available to people diagnosed with dementia after a survey of nearly 400 individuals revealed that 90 per cent of respondents felt unsupported after their diagnosis.

A personal view on the international drive to tackle the challenge of dementia

A personal view on the international drive to tackle the challenge of dementia

June 23 2014

Last Thursday experts from around the world, including WHO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, G8 countries, global Alzheimer’s c

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