Age UK brings together almost 120 years of working for and with older people. They work to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services, vital support, information and advice services, campaigning and training and research.
The Alzheimer’s Society is a leading care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them working to improve the quality of lives. The society has over 25,000 members including those living with dementia, carers and health professionals.
Action On Hearing Loss is the largest charity in the UK tackling hearing loss and raising awareness of the condition. It offers a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity and the larges funder of heart research. Their aim is to prevent people dying prematurely from heart disease and focus on heart research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.
Diabetes UK is the leading charity focusing on diabetes and cares for, and campaigns on behalf of, all people affected by and at risk of diabetes, reaching people with diabetes in local communities across the UK. They have more than 300,000 supporters.
Cancer Research UK’s volunteers, supporters, scientists, doctors and nurses are focused on saving more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers. They are leading the world in discovering and developing newer, kinder treatments and getting closer to cures.
Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people with depression. They work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected via publications, a network of support services and self-help groups.
The Dignity Council is led by the National Dignity Council. Dignity Champions form part of a nationwide network of over 40,000 individuals and organisations that work to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services to enable a positive experience of care.
Marie Curie is dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. It has a nationwide network of nurses who provide free care for patients at home and its nine hospices offer specialist care to patients and families. The charity conducts palliative care research into caring for terminally ill people.
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. As one in three of us will get cancer, we are all affected by it. The team at Macmillan provide support at every corner for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer.
The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures. With over 25,000 members, 50 staff and more than 900 volunteers across the UK, the charity provides unrivalled expertise.
RNIB is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. RNIB offers support and advice to blind and partially sighted people in the UK, helping people who have lost their sight to live a normal life.
The Live-in Homecare Information Hub has been developed by a coalition of 13 leading live-in care companies who provide 24 hour care at home for the elderly and frail of which The Good Care Group is a founding member. All Live-In Homecare Information Hub partners belong to the United Kingdom Homecare Association, and are united in the goal of raising awareness about the extremely high quality of care provided by this unique and life-enhancing alternative to care homes. This innovative information bureau will also be publishing reports and raising awareness of live-in homecare.
Is a free and not for profit expert agency that will help you make the best decisions on how to pay for your care. They are not financial advisers and are completely unable to sell you anything.
Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD), or alcohol-related brain injury (ARBI), is an umbrella term for the damage that can be happen to the brain as a result of long-term heavy drinking. Over time, drinking too much alcohol can change the way the brain works, and its physical shape and structure. This can bring some very serious consequences, including changes in personality, as well problems with thinking, mood, memory and learning.
Although ARBD has been recognised for a century or more, there is still a real lack of knowledge about it amongst some clinicians as well as amongst the general public. ARBD is sometimes misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease or as a mental illness, and may remain untreated right through a person’s life. The tragedy is that the prospects for recovery for someone with ARBD are remarkably positive – provided that they are diagnosed and treated in time.
Dementia UK is a national charity committed to improving the quality of life for all people with dementia. The charity supports thousands of patients and families every year through the provision of Admiral Nurses, the Admiral Direct helpline as well as training and support to carers of dementia patients.
The MS Society is the leading national charity for people with multiple sclerosis. The charity is funding research and fighting for better treatment and care to help people with MS take back control. The MS Society also has a freephone helpline for people affected by MS.
Parkinson’s UK, formerly the Parkinson’s disease Society has worked for more than 40 years to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. They provide information and support through local services, as well as training for health and social care professionals to help improve services.
YoungDementia UK is a charity that provides information and support to people affected by young onset dementia. Dementia is considered ‘young onset’ when it affects people before the age of 65. Through our active social media pages, newsletters and website we share personal stories, information and news with a young onset focus. We lead the Young Dementia Network, set up to create a community of people united by an interest in young onset dementia.
A group of 50 leading clinicians specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and on-going treatment of all types of brain health issues. They are experts in stress, anxiety, mood, PTSD, brain injury, stroke, MS, dementia and Parkinson’s. Re:Cognition also has clinical trials running for groundbreaking new medicines for Alzheimer’s, which are free to participate in for anyone with the correct diagnosis.
HomeLink Healthcare is a clinically led independent healthcare company regulated by the CQC. We provide treatments including; acute nursing care, physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the comfort of the patients home, offering an alternative to a hospital or clinic. Our service is available throughout London and the M25 area seven days a week.
Dr Sauer is a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital. He has held a number of senior positions including Clinical Director and is currently the Clinical Lead for Memory Services. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, where he is involved in a number of research projects, including the use of IT and devices in patients with cognitive impairment. He has published research in a number of peer reviewed scientific journals and has written and edited several books on psychiatry. Dr Sauer is a regular reviewer of articles for scientific journals and is an examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He also has an independent practice in London, and was a BUPA UK award finalist in 2016.
Dr King-Lewis also has further qualifications with an Honors degree in Systems Science, is an HSE Diving Doctor and trained in Acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages and practicing preventative medicine. His other main interests are family medicine, psychiatry, acupuncture and hyperbaric medicine.
Dr Kinirons is enthusiastic about successful ageing, especially in situations where a solution is needed when there are multiple conditions. His other specialist interests include dementia, falls, heart failure of older people and multiple medications. Dr Kinirons practices at the Lister Hospital, London Bridge Hospital and Guys & St Thomas hospitals.
Dr Kennedy qualified from Charing Cross Medical School in 1985 and subsequently trained as a neurologist at Atkinson Morley Hospital. His research used functional imaging and was carried out at the MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital and the Dementia Research Group, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square.
In her professional life Paula worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and has a particular interest in recruitment, workforce motivation, retention and employment policies and practices. She has a BA Econ from Manchester University.