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Toolkit for dementia-friendly initiatives launched by WHO

Toolkit for dementia-friendly initiatives launched by WHO

The toolkit aims to help countries raise public awareness and understanding of dementia to support people living with dementia to remain in, and be a significant part of, their communities. It assists people working in communities to plan, implement and evaluate...

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Art by Post exhibition launches in September

Art by Post exhibition launches in September

During recent lockdowns many turned to arts activities as a way to boost spirits and improve general wellbeing.  The Art by Post programme, which began in May 2020, is part of the Southbank Centre’s Arts and Wellbeing programme and has provided over 4,500 people at...

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The Dementia Fiction Festival, 15-16th September 2021

The Dementia Fiction Festival, 15-16th September 2021

The festival is organised by the Dementia Fiction project at Queen’s University Belfast, a project which investigates how the language of contemporary fiction represents the minds of characters with dementia. Events will include keynotes, panels, workshops and...

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Loneliness and dementia study: invite to interviews

Loneliness and dementia study: invite to interviews

A project exploring loneliness in people living with dementia is being undertaken by Coventry University and The University of Warwick. At the heart of the research is the desire to represent the perspective of people living with dementia. Project researchers are now...

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Next Steps website launched

Next Steps website launched

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on waiting times for memory assessments, with many memory service staff being redeployed and some services closing temporarily. Many people experiencing memory problems are now waiting longer for their appointments, prolonging the...

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Think Local Act Personal would like to hear from you

Think Local Act Personal would like to hear from you

This directory, known as Innovations in Community Centred-Support, showcases types of support that are innovative in their approach to improving people’s health and wellbeing. It aims to inspire development that shifts these initiatives from the margins to the...

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Crowded Isolation and Loneliness: report launched by Tide

Crowded Isolation and Loneliness: report launched by Tide

This new report launched by tide (together in dementia) follows up on a survey which came about from conversations during tide carer connection sessions, about their roles as carers and how the isolation and loneliness of being a carer affects them. A number of themes...

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Dementia UK launches ‘Going Out’ series of articles

Dementia UK launches ‘Going Out’ series of articles

With restrictions on social and leisure activities lifting, many people are now making plans to return to their favourite gallery or museum.  The first in this new series of articles from Dementia UK, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Jules Knight provides guidance on how...

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#AskHowIAm report and campaign launched

#AskHowIAm report and campaign launched

The report, which details the mental health needs of people living with physical ill health, was co produced by National Voices and the Centre for Mental Health, and with support from a range of long-term conditions charities. It shows the impact long-term conditions...

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