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Ricky Gervais got me thinking about me, my dad and dementia

2019-04-24T09:28:53+00:00

How Ricky Gervais’s new heartfelt drama got me thinking about me, my dad and dementia I love talking. Me and Dave – my dad – would spend hours talking to each other. It was a shared passion – amongst others – including but not limited to football, books and music. He was never stuck [...]

Ricky Gervais got me thinking about me, my dad and dementia2019-04-24T09:28:53+00:00

“EC has helped me, my mum and my sisters”

2019-03-22T10:21:51+00:00

DAUGHTER Mary Gilbertson supports her mum, Josephine, aged 71, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in November 2017. The 53-year-old from Droylsden attended an Empowered Conversations course after finding out about it at a carers’ meeting and has since shared the learning with her sisters so they can all help [...]

“EC has helped me, my mum and my sisters”2019-03-22T10:21:51+00:00

“I have better conversations with my dad now”

2019-03-22T10:22:22+00:00

NURSE Sharon Coffey from Chadderton, Oldham works with people living with dementia as well as supporting her dad – Frank, aged 74, who is living with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. The 47-year-old attended the course with her dad’s wife of 26 years – Irene – and together they both learnt [...]

“I have better conversations with my dad now”2019-03-22T10:22:22+00:00

NHS launches Long Term Plan that will help people with dementia

2019-03-22T10:22:12+00:00

The NHS has launched 'The Long Term Plan' to create a service in the next ten years that will be 'fit for purpose' and will improve patient care. The plan specifically mentions the importance of improving outcomes for people living with dementia through technology, early detection and an increase in community support. Empowered Conversations [...]

NHS launches Long Term Plan that will help people with dementia2019-03-22T10:22:12+00:00

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money

2018-12-03T11:28:23+00:00

In a recent Guardian article, GP Ann Robinson shares her views on how ‘social prescribing’ – the prescribing of hobbies and social activities – can complement or even substitute medical prescribing to support people with dementia. She said: “It feels churlish to challenge the concept of social prescribing. How can anyone argue with the [...]

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money2018-12-03T11:28:23+00:00

Community-based dementia support gets a lottery boost

2018-10-16T11:01:29+00:00

The University of Worcester has been awarded a major grant from the National Lottery to support people and families living with dementia across the UK. The University’s Association for Dementia Studies has been awarded a £587,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, to develop its Meeting Centres Support Programme. Originating in the Netherlands, the ‘Meeting [...]

Community-based dementia support gets a lottery boost2018-10-16T11:01:29+00:00