Technological innovations are the key to saving the dementia care system

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With dementia cases predicted to triple to 150 million by 2050, it is imperative that funding for the dementia care system is increased. The current system is woefully inadequate to support any further increase in cases, and a survey for World Alzheimer’s Month from Social-Ability has found that 82% of respondents feel that the care […]

Helping a loved one with dementia during lockdown

Dementia during lockdown

Recognising that people need educating about dementia care, especially during these unprecedented times, Stuart Wright, Brunelcare’s Dementia Lead, shares advice to help friends and family who may be caring for, or helping a vulnerable loved one living with dementia during lockdown.  Help empower the person As people are encouraged to follow Government advice to ‘stay […]

Dementia and Incontinence

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Dementia is an umbrella term for a host of memory loss symptoms. As dementia becomes more prevalent with age, many sufferers are also dealing with incontinence.  Why Do People With Dementia Develop Incontinence? There are a number of reasons why someone with dementia might develop incontinence.  •    Not recognising the bathroom – People with dementia […]

How can we take action against dementia using technology?

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In the UK, someone develops dementia every three minutes, and the Alzheimer’s Society estimates that the number of people living alone with the condition will double to 240,000 in the next 20 years. Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director of market-leading provider of Connected Care and Health solutions Tunstall Healthcare, explains how technology such as telecare […]

Creating a Happy Christmas for Someone Living with Dementia

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Spending time with loved ones over Christmas is what the festive season is all about, and for those living with dementia it’s just as important. There are, however, considerations to make when spending the Christmas season together, in order to make it an enjoyable and relaxing experience for all. Dementia wellbeing brand, Active Minds, have […]

Helping Care Teams Engage

Helping Care Teams Engage

Happy Days Dementia Workshop & Nostalgic Design are constantly designing and creating nostalgic environments, engagement and reminiscence materials to help care teams, volunteers and families engage with elderly and people living with dementia. Creating a nostalgic environment in your care home or hospital ward can really bring residents, patients, care teams and families together, says Gillian Hesketh, MD […]

Make Living With Dementia Easier

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LEADING ELDERLY CARE EXPERT SHARES TIPS THAT CAN MAKE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA EASIER Philippa Fieldhouse from Richmond Villages suggests small home adaptions that can make life easier for people living with dementia  “With one person in the UK expected to be diagnosed with Dementia every three minutes by 2051, learning how to care for people […]

Residents dreams and wishes granted in a plan to spread happiness

Residents at Rosebank Care Home in swimming pool

A specialist dementia care home in Oxfordshire has created a wellbeing plan to entertain residents and make their dreams and wishes come to reality.  Rosebank Care Home has put into action the concept of a Wish List Wednesday, giving residents an opportunity to express their desires to provide more fulfilled lives. By granting residents’ wishes, […]

Garden Project for Dementia Clients

Wendy & Ivan at Garden Project for Dementia Clients

Anastasia Barnes, a senior occupational therapist at the Emerald Centre in Colchester, was the proud winner of the Cosyfeet OT Award 2018. The £1000 award helped to fund the creation of a sensory garden where dementia clients and their families spend quality time, gardening and relaxing together. Here she reports on the project. We recently celebrated […]

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