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  • Brilliant Poem by Norm NcNamara who was diagnosed with Dementia at the age of 52.

    Posted on June 6, 2012 by admin

    I’m still me
    Hello old friend, sit next to me,
    I`m still the man I used to be,
    Do you remember way back when?
    We played with sticks and built a Den?
    And how we ran through cobbled streets,
    Drinking Tizer and eating sweets,
    The times we had without a care,
    Times that I would like to share,
    It's yesterday that troubles me,
    I can’t [...]


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  • Namaste Care Programme

    Posted on June 6, 2012 by admin

    I've just come across an article on the BBC website called Namaste, meaning "to honour the spirit within.
    The programme has been developed for care home residents with severe dementia who can no longer speak up for themselves. They may be immobile, and prone to infections. They often have difficulty swallowing, and may suffer from pain.
    The [...]


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  • Holiday Tips

    Posted on May 17, 2012 by admin

    Going on holiday should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience; a carefully planned holiday can be enjoyable for people with dementia and their loved ones, offering new experiences and a break from routine. The extent to which a person's dementia affects their daily life will also determine the type of holiday that is most suitable.
    Here [...]


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  • Live Discussion About Dementia - Wednesday 18th April

    Posted on April 17, 2012 by admin

    Never before has Dementia been so talked about & discussed across the nation. When David Cameron launched his national challenge on Dementia, he promised to double funding into research to £66 million by 2015. At the same time the Prime Minister announced a national screening scheme to be rolled out across the country’s GP surgeries.
    Cameron [...]


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  • Launch Of New Website

    Posted on March 19, 2012 by admin

    After literally months of planning, arguing, designing, developing and testing we finally went live with our new website on Friday.  We really like it, we hope you do too – and we’d really like to hear what you think.
    Our former website had served us well, and its design has stood the test of time over the past [...]


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  • Interesting article in The Daily Telegraph, prompts the question how long do we have to wait till the Government puts more money into social care?

    Posted on January 24, 2012 by Sarah

    A survey by the Commons health committee found that councils were cutting social care budgets by an average of 6.6 per cent while raising charges for services such as home help.
    MPs warned that funding cuts were becoming “more urgent day by day” and said the Government needed to overhaul the social care system and raise [...]


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  • Using Visual Aids Can Help Promote Independence For Those With Dementia

    Posted on January 17, 2012 by Sarah

    Two thirds of Care Home residents in the UK have some sort of cognitive impairment. The quality of Care ranges from excellent to poor. It’s a well known fact that only about 60% of people in Care with dementia are in dementia registered beds.
    The design of a care environment directly impacts on a resident's ability [...]


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  • Dementia Warning Signs

    Posted on November 23, 2011 by Sarah

    I came across this good common sense article, which should be read and digested by everyone with elderly relatives.
    Look out for dementia warning signs, families urged
    By Jane Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News
    820,000 people in the UK have dementia
    Families are being urged to look out for the warning signs of dementia when they visit their [...]


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  • Hello world!

    Posted on October 24, 2011 by admin

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!


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  • Here is an article about Ellen Langer & her work on the excellent Seniors World Chronicle site.

    Posted on October 18, 2011 by Sarah

    "Those of us lucky enough to grow old must contend with the miserable stereotypes of what it's like: the frailty, the forgetfulness, the early bird specials.
    But in aging, as in many things, attitude can make all the difference. Research has shown that how people feel inside, and their expectations of their capabilities, can have a [...]


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