Dementia

Big-hearted dad inspires Memory Walk challenge

The daughter of a community-minded Sidmouth resident is encouraging people to sign-up for a Memory Walk this Autumn after taking on a walking challenge for Alzheimer’s Society in support of her dad, David Baldock, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2019.

Fiona Michael took on a Memory Walk along the Sidmouth coastline last year with her dad, who has raised over £30,000 for...

Call for volunteers in Newton Abbot to power breakthroughs in dementia research

Passionate volunteers in Newton Abbot are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness in Newton Abbot and the surrounding area.

Members can get involved in a...

Popular hospital appoints dementia leads

Popular hospital Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth has appointed two dementia leads from among its team to further strengthen its offering to patients with dementia.

The two leads are Paul Soley, Physiotherapy Manager, and Nicola Cornish (job title). Their role will see them ensuring that patients with dementia are receiving care tailored to their needs, that dementia-friendly...

Walk your own way to beat dementia, urges TV presenter Ruth Langsford

TV presenter and Alzheimer’s Society supporter Ruth Langsford is urging people across the South West to step out in support of the charity.

The UK’s leading dementia charity is calling on 3,112 people across the region – a combined number that attended last year’s Memory Walks in Bristol, Cheltenham, Plymouth and Bournemouth – to take part in a very different version of its most...

Five ways to support people affected by dementia from your own home

Coronavirus is posing a significant risk for people affected by dementia and many are cut off from the outside world, warns Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity.

The charity is hearing regularly from families, individuals and organisations across the South West, wanting to know how they can help make a difference during these unprecedented times.

No one...

Charity webinars will support isolated dementia carers throughout UK

Essex-based charity, Dementia Adventure is offering free online support to the thousands of dementia carers and families across the UK who may feel isolated and unsupported during the coming weeks.

The charity’s free dementia support sessions aim to provide practical hints and tips to help carers remain occupied and stay connected during isolation.

Family, friends and...

Dementia Warriors get back to Nature with National Lottery Funding

Around 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK and this is sadly only projected to rise. There’s no cure on the horizon for dementia, but research is proving that keeping active and connecting with nature can reduce symptoms. Dementia is life changing so projects like those from the charity Dementia Adventure are vital. Dementia Adventure delivers outdoor activities, adventures and...

Devon woman shaves head for Alzheimer’s Research UK 

Sally Chapman from Chudleigh celebrated her birthday this year by having her head shaved to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

Sally, who turned 55, was inspired by her father who had vascular dementia.

In the build up to her head shave, Sally raised over £1300 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which powers world-class studies...

Tips for a dementia-friendly Christmas

While Christmas is an exciting and joyous occasion for many, it can also be a stressful and lonely time for people affected by dementia, their family and carers.

The stark reality is there are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with more than 13,800 across Devon. With this in mind, tens of thousands of families will be preparing for a Christmas with someone affected by the...

Show consideration and compassion to those with dementia this Christmas

Christmas can be overwhelming for many of us, with the hectic period of shopping, cooking and family gatherings putting a strain on relationships. But when someone in your family has dementia, it brings different challenges that are very easy to overlook writes Gina Awad.

Understanding dementia is crucial for the person living with it, but very often families and care partners learn by...

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