Dementia

Charity webinars will support isolated dementia carers throughout UK

Authored by News Desk

Essex-based charity, Dementia Adventure is offering free online support to the thousands of dementia carers and families across the UK who may feel isolated and unsupported during the coming weeks.

The charity’s free dementia support sessions aim to provide practical hints and tips to help carers remain occupied and stay connected during isolation.

Family, friends and...

Dementia Warriors get back to Nature with National Lottery Funding

Authored by Mary

Around 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK and this is sadly only projected to rise. There’s no cure on the horizon for dementia, but research is proving that keeping active and connecting with nature can reduce symptoms. Dementia is life changing so projects like those from the charity Dementia Adventure are vital. Dementia Adventure delivers outdoor activities, adventures and...

Devon woman shaves head for Alzheimer’s Research UK 

Authored by News Desk

Sally Chapman from Chudleigh celebrated her birthday this year by having her head shaved to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

Sally, who turned 55, was inspired by her father who had vascular dementia.

In the build up to her head shave, Sally raised over £1300 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which powers world-class studies...

Tips for a dementia-friendly Christmas

Authored by Mary

While Christmas is an exciting and joyous occasion for many, it can also be a stressful and lonely time for people affected by dementia, their family and carers.

The stark reality is there are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with more than 13,800 across Devon. With this in mind, tens of thousands of families will be preparing for a Christmas with someone affected by the...

Show consideration and compassion to those with dementia this Christmas

Authored by News Desk

Christmas can be overwhelming for many of us, with the hectic period of shopping, cooking and family gatherings putting a strain on relationships. But when someone in your family has dementia, it brings different challenges that are very easy to overlook writes Gina Awad.

Understanding dementia is crucial for the person living with it, but very often families and care partners learn by...

New initiative will help keep people with dementia safe

Authored by News Desk

Carers and families of people living across Devon and Cornwall with dementia are being urged to participate in a new initiative which is being launched by Devon and Cornwall police in partnership with Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Dementia Alliance.

The Herbert Protocol is aimed at finding those who go missing quickly and safely.The Protocol encourages families, carers, friends or...

Dementia work sees city centre cafe in running for three major awards

Authored by Mary

MEMORIES matter at a Plymouth-based cafe that is in the running to win three major awards for its work to support people living with memory loss.

Moments Cafe, on New George Street, is open to everyone in the community but has a particular emphasis on helping those with dementia and their families, featuring 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s zones to spark conversations, encourage reminiscing and...

Dementia Friendly shopping returns

Authored by Mary

Dementia Friendly shopping is returning to Plymouth later this month.

The Dementia Friendly Shopping Day on Thursday 13 July is for shoppers affected by dementia that would like some assistance in three city centre stores.

Marks and Spencer and Boots in Drake Circus and Wilko in the Armada Centre will be participating and shoppers are invited to book a personal supported...

Dementia friendly shopping day in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

For people living with dementia daily tasks can become difficult or sometimes daunting. Shopping in particular can be a stressful experience for people with dementia who are often left feeling vulnerable.

Plymouth City Council in collaboration with Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance and the Healthy High Streets Group are working together to ensure Plymouth is a Dementia Friendly City...

Funding for study which could lead to new drug treatment for dementia diseases

Authored by News Desk

Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have received funding of more than £58,500 from BRACE, a charity which supports research into Alzheimer’s disease, for a pilot study to investigate how a failure in our cells’ ‘recycling centre’ could hold the key to new drug therapies for dementia diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease...

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