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  • Join us in fundraising for The Alzheimer's Society

    Posted on February 23, 2010 by Sarah

    Please join forces with visual communication aid and help the Alzheimer’s Society raise money to fund the fight against Dementia.
     Please contribute to the Alzheimer’s Society’s Old Jewellery Appeal.
    If you have any jewellery that is old broken, not wanted and just lying about, please recycle it to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.  The money raised [...]

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  • Are we ignoring the dementia crisis?

    Posted on February 3, 2010 by Sarah

    Dementia costs the UK more than Cancer & Heart disease but receives less funding to find a cure. The current levels of investment in dementia research are scandalously low.
    Researchers at Oxford University have found that for every £1.00 spent on Dementia Research £12.00 is spent on Cancer and £3.00 on Heart Disease. The condition is more [...]

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  • The Importance of a Healthy Diet

    Posted on January 13, 2010 by Sarah

    Eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of many conditions associated with ageing, including anaemia, confusion, infections and behavioural problems. 
    Many elderly people have unique barriers that prevent them from eating a healthy diet, difficulty in chewing, a sensitive stomach, and reduced appetite. By stimulating their appetite with clear images of food you may be [...]

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  • Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have found that pictures make it much easier for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease to recognise and identify subjects.

    Posted on December 8, 2009 by Sarah

    Research Finds Photos More Useful Than Words for Memory Recall in Patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease
    Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been conceptualized as a transitional stage between healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The amnestic subtype of MCI has received a great deal of attention as it has been associated with an estimated tenfold increase [...]

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  • The UK Dementia Congress

    Posted on November 20, 2009 by Sarah

    The recent dementia conference in Harrogate provided me with both useful and practical information. I particularly found the sessions on architecture interesting. The challenge is to build a nursing home that is sensitive to the everyday needs of the residents while remaining their “home” It helps a resident’s orientation by making different spaces round the [...]

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  • Not Long Now!

    Posted on September 30, 2009 by Sarah

    With just 7 days to go until the Care Show 09 London, stand D2, we at vca are all getting excited at the prospect of showing you our new products.
     After speaking to one of our regular customers, the CQC inspector recommended that they have “path finding” signs as well as the vca room signs on the [...]

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    Posted on September 8, 2009 by Sarah

    We hope you have enjoyed reading our blogs so far. Now autumn is here, the Care Shows are soon to be in full swing.
    We will at the Care Show 09 in the London Olympia on 7th & 8th October. Our main stand is D2 and we have been awarded an Innovation Pavilion stand which is [...]

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  • First Time Blogger!

    Posted on July 24, 2009 by Sarah

    I am the blog virgin of the company! So after a long ponder of trying to think of something you would want to read and be of interest to you, I had a eureka moment! I thought! Wouldn’t it be a good idea to let you know of how we have introduced new products as [...]

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  • Providing Real Choices For Dementia Sufferers

    Posted on July 20, 2009 by Sarah

    Dementia sufferers and people who have difficulty expressing themselves are sometimes treated as if they are invisible people. I know that unusual behaviour and problems with communication are common place in the Care Sector and dealing with these issues can be both challenging and stressful.
    We at vca strongly believe that this ever growing group of [...]

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  • A Mediterranean diet can reduce our chances of developing dementia, but can it help those already diagnosed with dementia?

    Posted on July 9, 2009 by Sarah

    An article from the group, Alzheimer Scotland  shows that scientists have more evidence that a diet rich in oily fish, fruit and vegetables and olive oil can reduce the risk of dementia by as much as 66% in a study carried out in France. A Mediterranean diet is good for us.  Eating foods rich in Omega [...]

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