The Truth About Dementia. BBC 1 With Angela Rippon

Angela Rippon investegates dementia on the BBC 1 programme

BBC 1 programme with Angela Rippon. Truth About dementia

Did you watch the BBC 1 programme last night on the truth about dementia? Well I did and found it a very interesting look at dementia in today’s society.

The BBC programme was hosted by the delightful Angela Rippon. You may remember her from some of the many programmes she has made over the years but you will more than likely remember her from when she was a BBC news presenter. » Read more

G8 Dementia Summit 2013

The Uk hosted the first G8 Dementia Summit. Held in London in 2013

The Uk hosted the first G8 Dementia Summit. Held in London in 2013

On December 11th 2013 the UK hosted the first world dementia summit at Lancaster House, London.

Some of the speakers at the G8 dementia summit 2013 included Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health. Peter Dunlop, who is living with dementia and Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization.

The aim of the summit was to look into dementia research and to have international coordination on the disease and an effective response to tackling the condition on a global level. » Read more

Footballing Great Jimmy Hill has Alzheimer’s

Football legend Jimmy Hill has developed Alzheimers disease.

Jimmy Hill is famous for his chin and for his 25 years on the  BBC football show ‘Match of the Day’

Last weekend, Jimmy Hills family revealed that the former footballer, manager and TV pundit had developed Alzheimer’s disease 5 years ago.

Mr Hill, who is now 85, was first diagnosed with dementia in 2008. He is well known for radically changing the face of football in the UK for a number of reasons. In 1981 he helped introduce the ‘3 points for a win’ rule and he helped bring in the idea of all seating stadiums at football matches when he became the first English club chairman to abolish standing at games.

He also went on to become chairman of the PFA. At the time when he took the job there was a wages cap on football players which meant that the maximum wage for a player was just £20.00 a week. Mr Hill was instrumental in ending the cap whilst he was chairman of the PFA. » Read more

Memory Walk 2013

Take part in a memory walk and raise money for dementia
Take part in a memory walk and raise money for dementia

Help raise money with a sponsored memory walk

After raising more than £1.4million in 2012 the “memory Walk” organised by the Alzheimer’s Society in partnership with Bupa Care Homes is back for 2013.

The fundraising event which are held at various venues throughout the UK are hoping to raise even more money to support local people who are living with dementia.

Find a memory walk in your local area

Memory Walk is a series of local fundraising walking events that take place every September across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. » Read more

Robot to Help Dementia Patients Live Independently

Meet the Giraff robot. Designed to help people with dementia live independently

Meet the Giraff robot. The dementia friendly robot

Meet the”giraff robot”. A new mechanised robot that aims to help people with dementia to continue to live independently in their own homes.

NHS Western Isles, as part of European Union project, called ‘Remodem’ – aims to investigate ways to support people with dementia living in remote rural communities. They have embraced the opportunity to pilot the ‘Giraff Robot’ for the first time in Scotland. The Giraff presents a unique way of helping people living with dementia stay in contact with their friends and family, particularly in remote and rural areas.

“Giraff” is a mobile robot with an inbuilt camera. It can be used to set up a vital communication link between people with dementia and their loved ones and potentially support people to remain in their own homes. » Read more

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