International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an awareness day by the UN designed to ensure basic human rights and quality of life for people living with disabilities of all kinds.  Their official statistics are that 15% of the world’s population live with a disability, but we think that if you include mental disorders […]

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Common Memory Issues not a Sign of Dementia

“Oh, it’s on the tip of my tongue” We have all had that feeling from time to time, where we can’t quite remember something… a name, a favourite singer, a book title.  We know that we know it, but it remains tantalizingly out of reach.  As Dementia awareness grows, so too does our fear that […]

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Scottish Care Conference Summary

What a great day we had at the Scottish Care Conference on Friday!  The event was well organized, everyone’s stands looked great and the speakers were informative and interesting.  Here’s our highlights of the day.

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Free Guide to Dementia-Friendly Environments

Scottish University collaborates with signage company to create a free guide to creating Dementia-friendly care environments. A new set of resources to help carers create Dementia-friendly environments is to be released free of charge later this year.  The guides and fact sheets will summarise the most common challenges faced, and offer simple tips to making […]

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Our Dementia Action Alliance Pledge

Dementia now affect millions of people, and we believe it is vital to start learning and responding to this challenge.  We have created a list of goals for our Dementia Action Alliance pledge that outline what we want to accomplish over the next few months.

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Is Social Media Damaging Your Short Term Memory?

A recent study by Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology has shown that social media can overload the area of our brain that deals with short term memory. This part of the brain needs regular “downtime” in order to efficiently process information, and the study highlighted that this is one time when the adage of “use […]

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Recogneyes Dementia Signs Help Care Home win Top Award

Recogneyes is thrilled to be part of the recent success of Scotland’s first care home to win the Highly Commended award from the Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University. The 3 Bridges Care home in Glasgow underwent a full Dementia design audit from experts at one of the UK’s leading Dementia research facilities and […]

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Alcohol in Teens Can Put You At Risk of Dementia

A study carried out by Swedish researchers has identified nine risk factors which are believed to be linked to Early Onset Dementia (EOD), many of which occur in adolescence. The study, carried out on around 500,000 Swedish males, identified alcohol intoxication, in the teenage years, as the most serious of the nine factors outlined. Other […]

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Famous Face Test Used in US Dementia Research

Research carried out at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, has suggested that middle aged individuals who fail to recognise or name famous faces, may suffer from a type of early onset dementia.   The study was carried out on 57 participants; 30 of whom had already been diagnosed with primary progressive […]

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Health Secretary Allocates £50m to Dementia-Friendly Projects

Over 100 care homes and hospitals have had their bids accepted for a share of a new £50m dementia fund, the aim of which is to create pioneering care environments for those living with dementia. The projects will form part of a national pilot; showcasing the best dementia-friendly environment examples and identifying the physical changes […]

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August Special Offer

Throughout the month of August, if you buy ANY two magnetic boards, you will receive two Dementia Comforters FREE. Our revolutionary Comforter has already brought a sense of calm into the lives of many customers throughout the UK, but we want to help ease the stress on more families who may have a loved one who experiences […]

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is an evidence based treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. The idea was devised by Dr Aimee Spector and a team of researchers at University College London. The therapy involves 14 or more sessions of themed, group activities to help people to strengthen their cognitive capacity. The aims of the […]

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