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Supporting dementia carers at work

... Supporting dementia carers at work DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY, OFFICE, DEMENTIA CARERS As a full-time Project Manager at the Met Office, Mary Sherwood was inspired by Radio Devon's commitment to make Devon a dementia-friendly county. This is how she worked with her employer to create an office that ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, SOCIAL CARE With escalating demands on the care industry fuelled by the growth of dementia, Nicola Mewse, Managing Director at Hales Care, summarises current and potential future treatments for this life-limiting disease ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... Why we should all have dementia training dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, eldercare Rebecca, our social media whizz kid, recently went on a "Dementia Awareness in the Community" training programme run by local charity Alzheimer's Dementia Support. She shares the practical ...

How to cope with early onset dementia

... How to cope with early onset dementia dementia, memory, exercise, Caroline Blanchette and Dr. Jacqui Hussey, trustees of charity Younger People with Dementia (YPWD), talk about the difficulties people face when a loved one develops dementia at a younger age and ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia DEMENTIA, EXERCISE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOBILITY Being out in nature and sharing activity outside is something which brings immediate benefits to people living with dementia and we believe is a crucial part of "living well ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia? dementia, alzheimer's, memory, eldercare What's the state of dementia research today and what needs to happen next? How can we recognise the early stages of dementia and what can we do about ...

Designing activities for people with dementia and their families

... Designing activities for people with dementia and their families DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMERS, CREATIVITY, GIFTS It's hard to watch family members lose the ability to create and play as dementia takes hold. And it makes finding enjoyable activities to share harder too. One young designer, ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care? dementia, Admiral nurse, social care, carer, companionship With dementia fast-becoming the most talked about condition in the UK, a disease which David Cameron describes as the 'greatest enemy of humanity', it's important to ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... Why eating well is important in dementia dementia, alzheimer's, cooking, healthy eating, We're seeing new advice almost every day on how to prevent or delay dementia. It's hard to know what to do for the best. A new review has taken a look ...

Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins!

... Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins! dementia, creativity, art, story A chance discovery by textile artist Deirdre Nelson has led to a valuable therapy for dementia patients in the form of napkin folding. Whilst creating artworks for Brunelcare's new Saffron ...