November 19 2015
20 November is Carers’ Rights Day – an event to support the country’s 6.5 million people who care for someone who is older, living with a disability or seriously ill.
November 17 2015
A special implant has been developed which could help people with damaged brains to create new memories. The device, created by American researchers, has a number of electrodes which they hope will replicate the function of the hippocampus.
October 28 2015
People caring for a loved one with dementia are being encouraged to view their homes in a new way as experts in Care UK’s dementia team explain how everyday objects can be used to keep up people’s life skills.
October 5 2015
A recent YouGov poll has shown that Alzheimer’s disease is now the biggest fear for the future amongst people over 60.
August 27 2015
A new survey has revealed that 70 per cent of family carers who support loved ones or friends living with dementia face challenges when taking trips out.
August 17 2015
Care UK colleagues and people with experience of dementia in their family have worked together to produce a free booklet to help others plan holidays and trips away this summer.
August 14 2015
A new report published today shows that nearly 22,000 people took part in dementia research studies during the last year, an increase of 60 per cent.
August 4 2015
Dementia has been at the forefront of the news over the past few weeks with stories ranging from an alarming claim that the disease is a £26 billion time bomb which could sink the NHS through to new tests which could provide an early diagnosis.
July 6 2015
The Alzheimer’s Society recently commissioned a survey of 1,000 family doctors to gather their views on the levels of care and support for people living with dementia and their loved ones.
June 12 2015
Carers Week (8-14 June) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that family carers face and recognise the contribution they make to individuals and communities throughout the UK.