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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.

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.

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