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Doubling of dementia diagnosis

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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.

Keep taking the tablets

Friday, January 3, 2020

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.

Christmas visits when your loved one has dementia

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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.

Festive friends - special duo spread Christmas cheer at Cringleford care home

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Residents at a care home in Cringleford were delighted when they were visited by some very special four-legged friends.

Quartet of finalists for top dementia awards

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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)

Local councillor sings the praises of Halstead care home’s dementia-friendly choir

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A care home in Halstead welcomed a local councillor to take part in its new dementia-friendly choir.

Oh, they do like to be beside the seaside! Richmond care home creates indoor beach

Friday, August 30, 2019

Residents at a Richmond care home enjoyed a trip to the ‘seaside’ recently, after team members transformed the home for a special ‘seaside day’.

A wheel winner: Chandler Court gets residents back on their bikes

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Chandler Court is set to help residents re-live the thrill of cycling again, after winning a specially-adapted bike.

Wish come true – 71-year-old reunited with her favourite animals

Monday, August 19, 2019

A 71-year-old Mill View resident saw her wish to spend time with her favourite animals come true after donkey’s years.

Darlington Court residents’ stories in the limelight for dementia-friendly theatre project

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Residents at Darlington Court saw their life stories take centre stage during a theatre project with a local school.

Broadwater Lodge saddles up to welcome new housemates

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Broadwater Lodge has welcomed several new four-legged residents and is having a wonderful time getting to know them. 

Paws for thought: Cumberland makes wish come true

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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. 

How your Easter celebrations can help loved ones with dementia

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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?

Scarecrow brings Chelmsford pupils and Manor Lodge residents together

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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 PIN to unlocking good health in older age

Friday, February 15, 2019

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.

When our national obsession with Valentine’s can cause pain

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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.

Older people’s expert encourages families to create wishing trees

Monday, December 31, 2018

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

Advice on celebrating New Year when a family member, neighbour or friend has dementia

Monday, December 31, 2018

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.

Could your neck reveal your likelihood of developing dementia in the future?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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.

Care UK does its bit for Dementia Action Week

Friday, May 18, 2018

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 reminisce about the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding

Monday, November 20, 2017

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. 

Nutrition and hydration week sees launch of new booklet on older people and eating

Monday, March 14, 2016

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.

Care home residents join in with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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.

Why breakfast is important for older people

Friday, January 22, 2016

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.

93 year old waltzes to victory in national exercise competition

Thursday, December 24, 2015

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.


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