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Dementia Action Week – 16-22 May 2022

Dementia Action Week – 16-22 May 2022

This year’s campaign focuses on diagnosis, encouraging people to reach out for support and advice if they (or their loved ones) are experiencing memory loss. Alzheimer’s Society research shows that the misconception around memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is...

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Guide to the Living with Dementia Toolkit

Guide to the Living with Dementia Toolkit

The IDEAL research programme, based at the University of Exeter, looks at ways of improving the experience of living with dementia. This toolkit, produced with Innovations in Dementia, is the result of co-production work with an involvement group of people with...

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I live with dementia: new Dementia UK campaign

I live with dementia: new Dementia UK campaign

“Dementia doesn’t just impact the person with the diagnosis – everyone around them, from family members to friends, is affected in some way. Because if you love someone living with dementia, you’re living with it too.” explains the Dementia UK website. The campaign,...

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Financial guides and factsheets from Independent Age

Financial guides and factsheets from Independent Age

At a time when many are faced with increasing living expenses, these useful guides are available for download from the Independent Age website, audio versions can also be streamed, or you can order a printed copy to be sent out to you.  The guides provide tips on...

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Arts 4 Dementia launches new workshops

Arts 4 Dementia launches new workshops

Arts 4 Dementia is a UK charity working to develop arts programmes for people affected by dementia, along with training for people who work with people affected by dementia. Having provided a range of arts related webinars and online events throughout the pandemic,...

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The power of music to support care workers

The power of music to support care workers

The benefits of music for someone living with dementia are well recognised, but the use of music to support care workers with the pressures of work is not often spoken about.  Music for Dementia, the cross-sector campaign to make music a standard part of dementia...

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LGBTQ+ dementia services guide

LGBTQ+ dementia services guide

The Dementia UK guide signposts readers to a selection of services that maybe be of use to someone living with dementia as an LGBTQ+ person, and that could provide support in the particular challenges faced by both the person with the diagnosis and their loved ones.  ...

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Cultural sites and wellbeing: call for case studies

Cultural sites and wellbeing: call for case studies

GEM is keen to hear from museums, galleries and heritage sites that have taken a strategic approach to health and wellbeing, considering positive wellbeing impact for all visitors. Engagement with museums, heritage sites and other arts and culture organisations has...

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Dementia UK Blog: Meaningful activities

Dementia UK Blog: Meaningful activities

Head of Research and Publications at Dementia UK, Dr. Karen Harrison Dening, introduced the blog series, each one with a different focus; physical activities, arts and creativity, and reminiscence. Dr Harrison wrote: ‘Dementia can cause people to withdraw from...

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New grant announced by Small Good Stuff

New grant announced by Small Good Stuff

Small Good Stuff, part of the Community Catalysts family, is a directory website that links people who need care or support with local people who might help, it also helps small organisations that offer care or support, providing them with information, publicity and...

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tide launches ‘Front of Mind’ campaign

tide launches ‘Front of Mind’ campaign

Marking the launch of the 'Front of Mind' campaign, tide has released a report titled ‘Creating a fairer future for people living with Alzheimer’s disease’. The report outlines the challenges in the dementia pathway and advocates for the changes needed to fix them....

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Get ready for Social Prescribing Day 2022

Get ready for Social Prescribing Day 2022

Whatever your connection with social prescribing, NASP would like to hear your story, and encourage you to get involved with Social Prescribing Day, 10th March 2022. Whether you are a voluntary organisation or community group delivering invaluable social prescribing...

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NASP invites link workers to collaborate on new resources

NASP invites link workers to collaborate on new resources

NASP is working on portfolio resources for Social Prescribing Link Workers. The aim of the portfolio is to equip SPLWs with accessible and practical resources, and enable them to evidence and demonstrate capabilities as set in the competency framework to evidence...

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