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Broadwater Lodge saddles up to welcome new housemates

Broadwater Lodge saddles up to welcome new housemates

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

Paws for thought: Cumberland makes wish come true

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

How your Easter celebrations can help loved ones with dementia

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

Scarecrow brings Chelmsford pupils and Manor Lodge residents together

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

The PIN to unlocking good health in older age

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

When our national obsession with Valentine’s can cause pain

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 liv

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

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

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.

Older people’s expert encourages families to create wishing trees

Older people’s expert encourages families to create wishing trees

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

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

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

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.

People who look after their heart health in their sixties are less at risk of dementia

People who look after their heart health in their sixties are less at risk of dementia

September 4 2018

According to researchers at the University of Bordeaux, adopting four simple health rules could protect you from developing dementia, even if you adopt the healthy lifestyle in your sixties - and in Care UK homes we are supporting residents to do just that.

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