May 10 2016
Educating people about the risks of developing dementia is now to be a part of the NHS health check programme. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 is invited by their GP to have an annual health check – which is in effect an MOT for people.
April 27 2016
News that the number of dementia cases has dropped by one-fifth since the 1990s has been universally welcomed. But what do the latest statistics tell us about a condition that’s estimated to affect 850,000 people nationally?
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.
February 25 2016
A shocking report, published this week, reveals that 40,000 deaths can be attributed annually in the UK to exposure to outdoor air pollution, with further deaths linked to exposure to indoor pollutants such as radon gas, second-hand smoke and the use of air fresheners.
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.
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.
January 11 2016
The government has granted £150 million to launch a new organisation designed to fight dementia, which is costing the country billions of pounds every year.
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.
December 19 2015
As we walk around the shops or search across the web seeking just the right gift for the right person, Pauline Houchin, Care UK’s head of care and clinical services, says that gift-giving opens up lots of opportunity to tap into the memories of loved ones living with dementia or age-related cognitive decline.
November 24 2015
Everyone wants to feel they contribute and have value to those around them and that’s no different for people living with dementia. Care UK’s head of dementia takes a look at how the garden can help you and your family make the most of the season’s gardening tasks.