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Dementia Action Alliance Annual Conference 2016

Dominique Kent gives speech at DAA conference on the changes needed to fix social care system

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02 December 2016
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LaingBuisson Award Winners 2016

The Good Care Group win the LaingBuisson award of Excellence in Dementia Care - Community and Supported Living.

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30 November 2016

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TGCG Features in Express Health Article

Dominique Kent provides information for Express on the effects of excessively prescribing drugs for dementia patients

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29 September 2016
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Free presentation on Dementia and Later Life Support

Warners Solicitors and The Good Care Group are hosting 2 events which are open to everyone who has an interest in dementia and later life issues.

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26 September 2016

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World Fronto-Temporal Dementia Awareness Week 24th September through to 1st October 2016

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a combination of conditions resulting from the progressive degeneration of the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain. These two areas of the brain play a critical role in decision-making, emotional behaviour and speech. FTD is also known as Pick’s disease or frontal lobe dementia.

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23 September 2016

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80 year old man with Alzheimer’s wins record deal after car singing video went viral

An 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's, who shot to fame when his son posted videos of him singing in the car, has landed a prestigious record deal. Ted McDermott has been signed up by Decca Records after his "carpool karaoke" videos went viral, with over 40 million views. His son Simon discovered that singing in the car, while he drove his father around Blackburn, helped the pensioner cope with his Alzheimer's disease. He posted the videos online to increase awareness for the Alzheimer's Society, and raised £114,000 in the process.

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20 September 2016

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National increase in Admiral Nurses to help meet demand – by Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.  We work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with fear, uncertainty and the difficult everyday reality of dementia.  Living with dementia can be an incredibly hard and lonely experience for both the person with dementia and their family.  Admiral Nurses are an invaluable source of contact and support at particular points of difficulty in the dementia journey, including diagnosis, when the condition progresses, or when tough decisions need to be made, such as a family member entering residential care.  Their aim is to build resilience; empowering family carers, and encouraging problem solving approaches.

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20 September 2016
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Fighting dementia with familiarity

Sticking with a familiar routine and environment can help your friend or relative engage with the things they love for longer. Familiarity can be an integral part of helping someone with Dementia thrive in day-to-day life

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16 September 2016
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Keeping dementia patients properly nourished

Proper nourishment is integral to leading a healthy lifestyle. However, for people with dementia, maintaining a balanced diet can prove challenging. In many cases, this can lead to a level of malnutrition that exacerbates symptoms of the condition further

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14 September 2016
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Why dementia care demands a SPECAL approach

One in six of us will develop dementia at some point during our lifetimes. For a condition that affects so many, it is surprising that we’re only just beginning to take steps towards understanding and trying to minimise its negative impact on quality of life

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16 August 2016
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What steps can be taken towards a cure for dementia?

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK (Alzheimer’s Society), and global rates of the condition are doubling every 20 years among the 80+ age group (The Guardian).

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29 July 2016
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How to adapt your home to accommodate an increased care need

An increased care need can be difficult to accept, but there are plenty of actions you can take around the home that could make a person's everyday life a little easier.

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15 July 2016