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Scottish Ballet has been awarded £150,000 by the Life Changes Trust to enable them to become dementia friendly. They will use the funding to set up a programme of dementia friendly dance based activities for people living with dementia, their carers and families across Scotland, and raise awareness about the…
The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has announced the development of a ground-breaking new app to help improve workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia. Working in collaboration with construction experts Space Group, the team is creating the first app of its kind in…
The University of Wolverhampton has secured funding to carry out research on the impact of passive smoking on dementia. Professor Ruoling Chen from the University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship by Horizon 2020 – a European Union framework programme for research…
A new ‘sensory’ garden to benefit dementia patients at Deeside hospital is now open. The garden underwent a dramatic transformation in three days in a ‘Groundforce’ style makeover project. The project was driven by Matron Cheryl Froom and Deborah Fogg, dementia support worker at Deeside hospital. Debbie said: “The garden…
The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. Increasing deaths from the condition will contribute to a rocketing number of people who will need end-of-life care, researchers added. By 2040, it is estimated 219,409 people in England…
People would need to save £800 a year for 125 years to fund the cost of dementia care, according to a new report. The study, for the Alzheimer's Society, warns the "impossible cost" of social care is crippling some families and leaving them destitute. It said the bill will topple…
Former EastEnders star John Partridge has said his mother died with nothing in her bank account because of the cost of care home fees, just a year after he took part in Celebrity Big Brother to help pay for her medical bills. The soap star, who played Christian Clarke on…
Cannabis treatment could slow down - or even reverse - memory loss and other brain ageing effects in older people, say scientists. New research on mice has shown that low doses of THC, the main "high" inducing chemical in cannabis, can put the brakes on mental decline. The benefits were…
A Northern Ireland health authority is helping to revolutionise dementia treatment across the country. CLEAR Dementia Care aims to improve understanding of those with the condition and has dramatically reduced the number of admissions to hospital. It was developed in the Northern Health Trust and is already being used in…
Visiting and keeping in touch with loved ones who have moved into a care home is a vital part of family life. And now a new resource has been launched to help families overcome some of the barriers that can crop up when a loved-one living with dementia moves into…
A host of famous names are uniting in the fight against dementia, which is set to become the biggest killer of the 21st century. Comedian Jo Brand and Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell are among those supporting a campaign by Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness about the condition. The charity…
People who consume diet drinks every day are almost three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, research suggests. Having at least one diet drink a day increased the risk compared to consuming less than one diet drink a week, a study found. However, researchers found no link…
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