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Turning over a new leaf for dementia care

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia. The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and feelings – or pledges – on ... Read More »

New amplicomms BKR-33 Big Button Universal Remote for Dementia, Sight Loss & Simplicity

Brightly Coloured Controller Oversized Illuminated Buttons 2 Favourite Channel Buttons Larger buttons for Volume & Channels Full numerical keypad Turn two devices on/off Assistive Technology for Independent Living For many, the television is a valuable source of entertainment and companionship. However, if you have sight loss, dementia and even arthritis, it is easy to hit the wrong buttons or get ... Read More »

Useful guide to Dementia

Dementia: through their eyes offers guidance on how to deliver person centred care to people whose lives have been affected by dementia. Providing people with practical tips on communicating, eating well and improving wellbeing plus advice on assistive technology and creative therapies. It provides the reader with a compelling, informative and easy to understand resource, helping people better understand how ... Read More »

Care Home has ambitions to raise dementia awareness

A Glasgow care home has given invaluable training to parishioners and Sisters of a local church to help raise further awareness of dementia. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, ran a training session at its dementia cafe which was attended by the Sisters of the Church of St. Teresa of Lisieux, the local community and relatives of the home’s ... Read More »

New project is music to the ears of Bield tenants with dementia

Service users and their families at some of Bield’s care homes in Fife are set to join a pioneering project that uses music to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia. Bield’s Gillie Court and Grants Bank in Dunfermline and Finavon Court in Glenrothes will be the first to implement the scheme, Playlist for Life, which was ... Read More »

Bield wins £75k funding to support innovative care services

A leading housing and care provider has, for the second year running, been awarded funding that will enable it to introduce and boost initiatives that directly improve the lives of older people across Scotland, particularly for those living with dementia. By successfully securing £75,000 from the Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund, Bield will channel the funding towards a range ... Read More »

Leading Care provider has ambitions to raise Dementia awareness

One of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers is giving its colleagues additional training in a bid to help raise more awareness of dementia. Edinburgh based charity Blackwood is rolling out training in Dementia Care Awareness for 450 members of staff across Scotland after Alzheimer Scotland reported more than 90,000 people are currently living with the disease. The ‘Promoting Excellence ... Read More »

Dementia Awareness Week: Raising awareness and products from Attends Lifestyles

It’s Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May) were many charities and organisations come together to raise awareness and encourage people who may be worried they have the condition to get tested sooner rather than later. Dementia suffers are more commonly aged over 65, as the likelihood of developing dementia rises with age. However, over 40,000 people in the UK under 65 ... Read More »

Why Dementia Friends are so important

Living with dementia can be emotional and have physiological, social and practical impact on people living with the condition. It can be an extremely confusing time, though having people to support you can make a huge difference. Home & Medical have recently published an article looking into Why Dementia Friends Are So Important providing an insight into how people suffering from dementia ... Read More »

The real story of Alzheimer’s

I came across this story today, an open letter from a grand daughter describing how Alzheimer’s disease has affected her grandmother. She talks of the realities of the disease, for which there is no known cure, and explains that it is so much more then simply someone forgetting a name or not recognising a family member. Her honest letter really ... Read More »

Leeds Beckett researchers to evaluate Dementia Diaries project

Researchers at Leeds Beckett University are set to evaluate a project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries. The Leeds Beckett team will evaluate ‘Dementia Diaries’, a project which documents the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia, with the aim of prompting a richer dialogue about what it is like ... Read More »

Simple things

I came across this fantastic, incredibly simple card this week, that has been designed to aid people living with dementia. The Dementia Assistance Card provides a simple way for people with dementia to ask for help in shops, restaurants or on transport and it is so simple to create. Simply visit, fill in your details and it will generate a card ... Read More »