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
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
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
Meet the Giraff robot. The dementia friendly robot
Meet the “giraff robot”. A new mechanized 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. » Read more