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This is me leaflet for people with dementia, delirium or other communication difficulties

A person who has dementia, delirium or other communication difficulties can find changes, like moving to an unfamiliar place or meeting new people who contribute to their care, unsettling or distressing. The ‘This is me’ leaflet can help to reduce this distress. It helps health and social care professionals build a better understanding of who […]

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Online training for carers of someone living with dementia

Dementia Adventure have free online training specifically for carers of someone living with dementia available. There are three topics: Thinking differently about dementia (2 hours) This is the initial core training. It includes: Understanding dementia and the common symptoms How dementia affects the senses, communication and behaviour The importance of continuing to ‘see’ the person […]

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New network for young adults caring for people living with dementia

Royal Museums Greenwich are setting up a new network for young people aged 16-24 who support someone living with dementia in partnership with Admiral Nurses. This will be a chance to share experiences as well as to get support off peers and from professionals. A series of sessions are being plans where the young adult […]

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UEA research for carers – looking for participants

Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA) is being conducted into the experiences of carers looking after a family member of friend, supporting someone with swallowing difficulties and dementia to drink well. This research project is being overseen the School of Health Sciences at UEA. They are recruiting participants to share your views and […]

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Call for research participants – dementia care

Researchers from the University of Kent are looking for study participants to help them to understand how well social care services support people living with dementia and their family and friends, who support them. Who is the research for? People living in England who are a family member or friend of someone living with dementia, […]

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New ‘Think Delirium’ initiative launched for carers and families

A new initiative, Think Delirium, has been launched by AgeSpace.org to raise awareness and provide information on delirium. Delirium is state of mental confusion and a condition which can often be confused with signs of dementia, and can be missed by families and care professionals. The condition can be caused by other health conditions including urinary […]

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Music and reading for people with dementia and their carers

We recently had a speaker from the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research (Anglia Ruskin University) at our Shelford Hub and there was interest in the type music and reading programmes mentioned. There is now a piece of research being done on the effects of music and reading activities for people living with dementia and […]

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