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
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. » Read more
Care in the community goes mobile with outreach care services
The term “outreach” is being coined more and more by care service providers as the funding for care services changes with more demand for home based caring in the community.
We take a look at what are outreach care services. Who are providing the outreach care services. How you can learn more about how the service can benefit you if you are a carer or an individual who suffers from a disease such as dementia.
You can now apply for direct payments to meet care costs if you as the carer or an individual you care for gets help via social services and has been assessed as needing care and support.
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Simple to make or buy memory box. Just buy or find a rigid cardboard box
A memory box is a time capsule that connects an individual or group of people with the past through the items that the box contains.
A memory box is different to a memory book.
There are many reasons why you may want to make up a memory box, maybe to help preserve your own families memories, to educate children or maybe, as we are going to do today, for somebody with dementia to help stimulate their memory. » Read more
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