Areas of the UK have seen the number of people diagnosed with dementia more than double in the last five years, according to recently published NHS data.
There is good news for the estimated 1.8m people in the UK taking drugs to lower cholesterol - they will not increase your risk of Alzheimers or other forms of dementia, according to a new study.
When spending precious time over the Christmas period with relatives living with dementia, little and often could be the way to happiness for all according to a Care UK expert.
Residents at a care home in Cringleford were delighted when they were visited by some very special four-legged friends.
Care UK teams will have their fingers crossed this week as they wait to find out whether any of their four finalists will pick up a trophy at the 2019 National Dementia Care Awards this Thursday (7th)
A care home in Halstead welcomed a local councillor to take part in its new dementia-friendly choir.
Residents at a Richmond care home enjoyed a trip to the ‘seaside’ recently, after team members transformed the home for a special ‘seaside day’.
Chandler Court is set to help residents re-live the thrill of cycling again, after winning a specially-adapted bike.
A 71-year-old Mill View resident saw her wish to spend time with her favourite animals come true after donkey’s years.
Residents at Darlington Court saw their life stories take centre stage during a theatre project with a local school.
Broadwater Lodge has welcomed several new four-legged residents and is having a wonderful time getting to know them.
Cumberland has made a resident’s dream come true, by organising a day of cuddles and play with a dog, like the one she owned as a child.
Easter is a special time for families – four days together to get out and about and enjoy spring. But how can people make the most of the holiday to support loved ones living with dementia?
Residents at Manor Lodge visited local pupils as part of an inter-generational project aimed at dispelling the myths and stigma associated with dementia.
The Government is urging people to know their blood pressure and cholesterol numbers as well as they know their bankcard PIN numbers, as part of a bid to slash 150,000 heart attack, stroke and dementia cases over the next decade.
For the young and young at heart, Valentine’s fun can last all week, but a national dementia expert is advising people to be on hand for those who are living with dementia, as the wall-to-wall hearts and flowers can be a reminder of loved ones lost.
New Year’s resolutions often seem to close down avenues of fun, but for older people they can re-open the door to much loved hobbies or give them the opportunity to take on a new challenge
Dementia experts at Care UK are advising families to re-visit the past this New Year, to benefit loved ones living with dementia – and to think twice about incorporating noisy fireworks into midnight celebrations.
Scientists at a London university have discovered that a simple five-minute test can reveal the risk of cognitive decline 10 years before the symptoms begin to show.
With Dementia Action Week fast approaching, Care UK homes across the country are running activities to help build awareness of this disease.
Care home residents across the UK are celebrating the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s platinum wedding anniversary by sharing their own memories of that special day, 70 years ago.
Care UK has chosen nutrition and hydration week to launch a new advice booklet which will give families, neighbours and friends the knowledge they need to help frail, older people that they may know to avoid developing health-threatening malnutrition and dehydration.
Residents at more than 30 care homes across the country run by Care UK are polishing their binoculars and sharpening their pencils ready to take part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch for the second year running.
A chef who specialises in nutrition for people living in care homes is using National Breakfast Week to remind older people of the importance to the first meal in the day for promoting wellbeing and health.
Ken Williamson, 93, has proven you’re never too old to start exercising again and has won a national award for embracing his new hobby with such enthusiasm, dancing his way to victory.