Pet Therapy for Dementia

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or pet therapy has received increased attention recently having been linked with the improvement of quality of life for dementia patients. With the first trained ‘Dementia Dogs’ in the UK, improving the lives of those with dementia, we take a look at some of the benefits that pet therapy can offer individuals […]

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End of Life Care No Worse For Dementia Patients

Statistics published by the Office for National Statistics, show that relatives of those with dementia stated on their death certificate, rated end of life care as positively as those without dementia mentioned.; with 46% rating overall care in the last three months of life as outstanding or excellent. The figures were published in the Department […]

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‘Digital Dementia’

We have all heard of dementia, with over 800,000 people in the UK living with it, it is hard not to have. But what about the term ‘Digital Dementia’, a relatively new phrase used to describe the early onset of the disease caused by a reliance on digital devices? The term ‘Digital Dementia’ was first […]

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Social Media for Seniors and Their Carer’s

Research carried out at the University of Luxembourg has suggested that online communities and social media can improve clinical care for seniors. Researchers found that additional, valuable support can be offered to older people using online communities and social media, in terms of cases of illnesses and diseases   Older adults are now exposed to a […]

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Can students design a breakthrough Dementia app?

Finding ways to improve the lives of those living with Dementia is a goal that spans multiple fields and generations.  In recent weeks, Glasgow Caledonia University hosted a 48-hour “jamming session” for young video game designers with the challenge to create software that could solve problems and make life easier for Dementia patients and their […]

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Dementia Friends Initiative Update

Launched in 2012, Dementia Friends is a national initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society and funded by government bodies; the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health. The aim of the initiative is to give the public a better understanding of dementia and make them aware of the way they can contribute to making a […]

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New Talk Dementia Forum Launched

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, we have decided to launch a dementia forum, to allow people to “Talk Dementia”, by sharing their experiences with others. We noticed that there weren’t many active forums out there, especially based in the UK. Feedback from the public told us that this would be something which people affected by dementia […]

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Good Care Week 2013

Good Care Week is an awareness campaign, run by Care Talk, which aims to celebrate and promote excellence in social care and influence Government policy, surrounding social care. This will be done by the coming together of local initiatives to create a national presence and therefore generating greater awareness and exerting greater influence on Government […]

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Too Many Avoidable Hospital Admissions of Dementia Patients

The Care Quality Commission has recently released a report which unveils a number of alarming statistics relating to the care of people with Dementia in England. The report concluded that the care system in England- including care homes and hospitals- is struggling to cope with the demands of the rising number of people being diagnosed […]

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Tea Time Winners

Congratulations to Sharon and Hannah, who won our Time for a Cuppa contest that we ran all of last week.  If you didn’t get a chance to enter, be sure to like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/recogneyes to hear about future promotions and competitions. You can also sign up to our newsletter to get a […]

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Health Benefits of Tea

Yesterday we introduce the four main types of tea.  Today, we look at some of the ways that drinking tea can boost your health!  So sit back with a cuppa and see just how good it is for you. Health Benefits of Tea Everyone enjoys a cuppa; in fact, after water, tea it the most […]

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Time for A Cuppa

It’s tea time!  Time for the annual Dementia UK Time for a Cuppa campaign.  This year to help raise awareness for the campaign we are running a contest.  Vote for your favourite type of cuppa and you could win one of two lovely tea-themed prizes. First prize is a beautiful wicker hamper from Tregothnan, filled […]

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Should Tagging Dementia Patients be Law?

Norway has been considering the legal implications of allowing doctors and caregivers to place electronic tags on Dementia patients in a bid to prevent wandering.   The idea is that someone with Dementia could easily be located if they leave their home without their carer knowing. While in it’s simplest form the concept is practical […]

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Dementia Dogs

Can dogs help people with Dementia? Yes, and in many ways! Dementia Dog, is currently piloting a scheme to establish the impact dogs can have on Dementia patients’ lives. Read on for 5 ways in which dogs can assist Dementia patients:   Daily Routine Support Dementia can cause people to forget the simplest of tasks, even […]

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57 Ways To Help Dementia Patients

Daily tasks can be a struggle for sufferers of Dementia, but there are ways to help Dementia patients that are simple to implement. One way to make life around the home easier is to make sure items are easy to find and identify. Labelling drawers, cupboards and rooms can reduce disorientation and frustration, leading to a […]

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How To Improve Communication With Dementia Patients

One of the most frustrating things about dementia is the way that it erodes someones ability to have even the simplest of conversations. As every day words become hard to find, both dementia patients and their carers can struggle to discuss activities that most of us take for granted. The following communication advice is gathered […]

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Healthy Heart Lowers Risk Of Dementia

Reducing High Blood Pressure Can Lower Risk of Dementia. There has been a lot of talk lately about new “breakthroughs” in Dementia research, along with claims of how certain drugs such as beta blockers can help to reduce the risk of patients developing Alzheimers or other forms of Dementia. The underlying key element, however, is quite simple […]

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No Dementia Cure, But Diagnosis Can Help

We may still be several years away from a cure for dementia, but experts are stressing how important early diagnosis is to improving the quality of life for sufferers. Diagnosis, and awareness, of dementia was a hot topic at the Dementia 2012 Conference a few weeks ago.  There are two very strong reasons for this: Much more […]

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Give A Little Comfort For Christmas

Our revolutionary Comforter has already brought a sense to calm into the lives of many customers throughout the UK, and during the festive season we want to help ease the stress on more families who may have a loved one who experiences agitation, stress and frustration. The many tactile features of our Comforter keep hands and minds […]

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