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Dementia care & awareness

Retirement village pioneers ‘Dutch household care model’ for dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Richmond Villages launches new retirement village pioneering a new model of dementia care in the UK....

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Artist collaboration creates banner to showcase allotment experiences of dementia

Dementia care & awareness

A banner created by people with dementia working with a trio of well-known artists has been unfurled at a special ceremony in Exeter....

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Dance away dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Laugh, sleep, dance and socialise your way to a happier and healthier brain

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Restlessness in people with dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Mary Jordan explains why some people with dementia wander and offers tips for carers on how to cope with restlessness....

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Dementia care – practical daily tips

Dementia care & awareness

We're delighted to continue to have Mary Jordan as our regular Dementia Expert Contributor. This month, practical daily tips for dementia...

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Early signs of dementia

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How to spot the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia and support your loved ones

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The future of dementia care

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How understanding dementia symptoms and progression can help maintain independence and quality of life. ...

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Emotional thinking and dementia

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Mary Jordan explains how carers can cope with 'emotional thinking' as dementia progresses. ...

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Dementia and communication

Dementia care & awareness

50connect’s regular dementia columnist Mary Jordan at the communication difficulties faced by dementia sufferers.

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Dementia support: building a team to help you

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Caring for someone with dementia is a massive undertaking and it's important to have the support of friends and family....

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Problems with vision

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Mary Jordan explains how failing eyesight can be an indicator of dementia and the importance of remembering it is our brains that process...

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Winter is a challenge for dementia carers

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50connect’s regular dementia columnist Mary Jordan looks at the challenges of caring for someone during the winter months.

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Helping people with dementia enjoy Christmas and other celebrations

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Mary Jordan offers tips on how to include a loved one with dementia in your Christmas celebrations...

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Can a pill cure binge drinking and dementia?

Dementia care & awareness

NHS Choices Behind the Headlines news analysis service examines the science behind claims that a pill can cure binge drinking and dementia....

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The importance of dementia prevention

Dementia care & awareness

Dr Lynda Shaw continues her look at health issues affecting older people with a look at dementia prevention

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Never too late to begin a healthy lifestyle

Dementia care & awareness

A misspent youth can sometimes lead us to think that there is no point in working on a healthy lifestyle, but research suggests this isn't...

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What should you do if you think you are developing dementia?

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Dr Mary Jordan highlights some key indicators that could help you recognise the early signs of dementia....

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Dementia – a public health perspective

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How dementia care and specialist dementia services impact on the NHS

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Finding dementia support

Dementia care & awareness

Dementia will see your partner or parent's mental acuity decline as their symptoms advance. As much as the support you offer is important,...

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I cared for my Mother through dementia

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Michael Fassio's experiences of caring for his Italian-born mother, Renza, with dementia....

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Stars back new campaign to drive awareness for dementia

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Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks support national “A Day to Remember” campaign, calling for the public not to delay talking about dementia

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Dementia facts

Dementia care & awareness

42% of people in the UK believe there is no available treatment for dementia. Understand the disease that costs the nation £23 billion a...

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Tips for families living with dementia

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Understanding dementia and the needs of the person who has the condition. ...

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Does beetroot juice combat dementia?

Dementia care & awareness

Miracle cures and fad remedies, NHS Choices Behind the Headlines examines claims that beetroot can delay onset of dementia.

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One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

Dementia care & awareness

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country's biggest ever project to change the way people think...

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Dementia – Time to talk

Dementia care & awareness

If you're worried that someone close to you is losing their memory, encourage them to see their GP...

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My dementia experience – Ann’s story

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Ann Johnson knows first hand how important it is to get the right help and support as soon as possible. Ann from Cheshire was only 52 when she was diagnosed with dementia.

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My dementia experience – Yvonne’s story

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Yvonne Wilson talks about her husband's Alzheimer's and how early diagnosis has helped them lead a normal life for longer. ...

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Government pledge on dementia

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt reveals Government dementia plan on Today....

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Dementia care: reading stimulates memories and imagination

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Staff in care homes have long known of the value of reading aloud to dementia sufferers. Poetry and prose, sometimes accompanied by photographs or illustrations, have been found to stimulate memories and imagination.

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