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Dementia Hero Awards 2023: nominations now open

Dementia Hero Awards 2023: nominations now open

The awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that best demonstrate the impact of meaningful involvement of people affected by dementia. Nominations are open until Friday 18th November and there are 9 categories in which you can...

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Independent Age launches cost-of-living grants

Independent Age launches cost-of-living grants

Applications for the new grant are open to charities and community organisations with the aim to get more money into the pockets of older people and help ensure they don’t have to choose between buying food and heating their home this winter. It is expected that the...

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Alzheimer’s Society and DCAN event ‘Left to Cope Alone’

Alzheimer’s Society and DCAN event ‘Left to Cope Alone’

Did you miss the recent Alzheimer’s Society and DCAN event ‘Left to Cope Alone’?  Not to worry, you can catch up here… The event was introduced by DCAN’s Ian McCreath and featured Keilan Arblaster, Senior Policy Officer at the Alzheimer’s Society, who introduced the...

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New paper launched: Place, people, purpose and power

New paper launched: Place, people, purpose and power

The paper, written by Neil Crowther, looks at the importance of sustaining personhood and wellbeing through the four interdependent dimensions of place & things, power & agency, people & relationships, and purpose & routine. Intended to stimulate...

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Policy influencing toolkit launched by tide

Policy influencing toolkit launched by tide

The Front of Mind campaign is about putting carers’ needs at the heart of dementia care. The campaign calls for the following changes: For a greater awareness and understanding of dementia For people living with dementia and their carers to be more involved in policy...

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Research: Dog companions interviews

Research: Dog companions interviews

If you are lucky enough to share your life with a dog then this research study would love to talk to you. They are particularly looking to speak with people with dementia and want to discover the following: how communication and human activity with dogs has changed...

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Research: what do you think of dementia in the media?

Research: what do you think of dementia in the media?

Take part in this online survey to share your thoughts on media representations of dementia. People living with dementia, carers, professionals and the public are all welcome to take part. You can respond to the survey here. Download the research flyer

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£4 million Longitude Prize on Dementia announced

£4 million Longitude Prize on Dementia announced

The focus of this challenge, delivered by Challenge Works, will be on the creation of personalised, technology-based tools that are co-created with people living with the early stages of dementia, helping them live independently for longer. Innovators will be...

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New learning opportunity from Community Catalysts

New learning opportunity from Community Catalysts

Starting on 25th July, this free programme delivered by Community Catalysts and Ruby Star Associates provides the opportunity for people who run or work in community enterprises to build confidence in using different technologies, create new online activities, and...

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New guide: Dementia and co-creation

New guide: Dementia and co-creation

This recent publication, Dementia and co-creation, aims to inspire and enable designers, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate in a meaningful way with people affected by dementia. ‘Good design is about empathy – listening to people and...

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Dementia Friendly Dentistry

Dementia Friendly Dentistry

For many people, a trip to the dentist can be a daunting prospect, “I hope most of you won’t mind me saying this. But I think you’ll agree that a trip to the dentist is not everyone’s idea of a fun day out.” wrote Angela Rippon CBE when introducing the guide to dental...

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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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