dementia care

Pioneering Dementia Advice Centre launched in Newcastle

The mayor and mayoress of Newcastle in the Dementia Advice Centre

In a bid to ensure effective, coordinated, community-based support for people who have been diagnosed with dementia, a pioneering dementia advice centre has opened in Newcastle.

Designed to provide support and information services for people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers, the Centre, which is the first of its kind on Tyneside, is the result of a campaign led by North East specialist dementia charity, Dementia Matters. 

The Brunswick Village-based specialist day and residential care service provider has partnered with fellow North East charity, Newcastle Carers and sourced funding from The Ballinger Charitable Trust and the Lloyds Bank Foundation, to get the project up and running with additional support from local authorities and the NHS.

Encore Care Homes’ activities are given some Oomph!


Encore Care Homes is delighted to announce its new partnership with Oomph! starting this month in all three of its homes, which are located in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Fareham.

Established in 2011, Oomph! works closely with care and housing services throughout the UK, to support staff and help residents improve their health and fitness, through fun exercises and activities. During the programme residents and staff at Encore will take part in a variety of sport, music, relaxation and nature workshops.

Public invited to view Fulwood care home with new dementia care service

Fulwood Lodge

A leading Sheffield care home, Fulwood Lodge, is opening its doors to the public next weekend in order to introduce its move into high quality dementia care.

Fulwood Lodge Care Home is launching the new service in addition to its existing nursing  and residential care following its recent CQC report.

The home - set over three floors - can cater for up to 40 residents.

Fulwood Lodge Care Home is now duel registered and able to offer both nursing care together with high-quality dementia care and residential care.

North East dementia charity leads the way in infection prevention

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When working in a care environment, managing the risk of infection is of paramount importance, when the people in care are also dementia patients however, this ups the ante even more so for dementia care professionals and visitors alike.

For many years, researchers have been examining the links between the body’s natural immune system and the progressive symptoms of dementia. Research conducted by specialists in recent months suggests that the inflammation of cells in the brain, caused by the presence of inflammation or infection elsewhere in the body, can in some cases actually contribute to the worsening of a patient’s condition.

Awards Recognition for Spalding Care Workers

Awards Recognition for Spalding Care Workers

Cedar Falls Care Home in Spalding was the big winner at the Lincolnshire Care Awards, picking up two awards and a highly commended at the ceremony in Lincoln.

Stephanie Hewat-Jaboor won the Nursing in Social Care Award – End of Life, while Susan Palethorpe won the Nursing in Social Care Award – Dementia Care.

Both winners are employed by Tanglewood Care Homes, which operates homes in Spalding, Boston, Coningsby, Horncastle and Alford.

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Sunrise Senior Living Team Member Wins Prestigious Award for Dementia Care

Sunrise Senior Living’s Memory Care and Area Coordinator, Francis Bosompim, has been awarded the prestigious Dr Trevor Jarvis Award by the University of Bradford for his exceptional work on dementia care.

Francis received the award for promoting innovation and debate around dementia care while studying at the university, and for research conducted while in a dementia village in Amsterdam.

Music For The Brain

Music For The Brain

Singing has been proven to play a special role in dementia care and one Sussex care home has capitalised on music’s therapeutic effects by partnering with Alzheimer’s initiative - Singing for the Brain.
Clifden House, specialist dementia care centre in Seaford, started holding a daily singing group for residents after learning about the work of Chreanne Montgomery-Smith, of the Alzheimer's Society.
Chreanne devised Singing for the Brain sessions in 2003 after noticing that even though other memories may be hard to retrieve for a person with dementia, music is actually easy to recall.