Dementia Citizens Apps Launched

September 30th, 2016 | Posted by John Loder in Dementia - (0 Comments)

The last week of August saw Nesta announce the launch of two new apps, Book of You and Playlist for Life, as part of the Dementia Citizens project – a digital platform that connects people affected by dementia and their carers together with researchers. Few doubt the scale of the challenge posed by dementia. Yet …
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Lewisham Pensioners Forum are running an event entitled ‘Dealing with Dementia’ on Wednesday 27th January, 2016. The event will run from 10am until 12.30pm and will be taking place at Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall, Catford, London SE6 4RU. We all know of someone, or have someone in the family, with dementia. We often don’t recognise the symptoms or know …
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To mark the fourth year of the National Dementia Declaration the Dementia Action Alliance is surveying people affected by dementia and professionals supporting them to find out whether current activity is leading to real changes on the ground. The survey will provide a snapshot of progress to date and can be completed in 10-30 minutes depending on …
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NHS England has published a “Call to Action” arguing that major changes are needed to London’s health services: http://www.england.nhs.uk/london/london-2/ldn-call-to-action/ The arguments that major changes are needed include that there is a funding gap because of increased needs for services (for example, because of an ageing population) and changes in technology. Many hospitals, GP surgeries and other …
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The London Assembly will soon be looking into health inequalities in London. What kinds of health inequalities that affect older people in London do you know about? Could be either in NHS care or in adult social care. Inequalities between people in different areas? Inequalities in treatment between older and younger people? It would be …
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Dementia Friendly Boroughs

August 30th, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Dementia | Health - (0 Comments)

Dementia is a  fashionable subject at the present time which can only be a good thing – lots of talk, meetings, conferences and good will but is there enough action to match all this talk? Several Boroughs are working towards becoming ‘Dementia Friendly Boroughs’ working with local shops, café’s and businesses providing information and training …
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The Age UK website (http://bit.ly/LzI0nx)  reports that the power of music to unlock memories and kick-start the grey matter is an increasingly key feature of dementia care. It seems to reach parts of the damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot according to Professor Paul Robertson, a concert violinist and academic who has …
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