Participants wanted to share the experiences of LGBTQ+ people living with dementia 

Research is being conducted at University College London (UCL) about the experiences of using dementia services and organisations for LGBTQ+ people living with dementia. The research aims to discover if dementia services are meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ people, what support individuals would like to be available and any barriers people are experiencing in receiving … Read more

‘Strong Foundations: A Dementia Strategy for Jersey’ published 

Jersey’s first dementia strategy has been published following a collaboration between the Government of Jersey and Dementia Jersey. This follows a project to shape the strategy that involved listening to over 500 people about their experiences of being diagnosed and living with dementia in Jersey.  ‘Strong Foundations: A Dementia Strategy for Jersey’ sets out five … Read more

Reports and resources on dementia in prisons published 

Alzheimer Scotland’s Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) has published reports and associated resources exploring the health and social care of people living with diagnosed or suspected dementia in prisons.  The ASCPP research into dementia and prisons highlights statistics showing that numbers of prisoners aged 60+ in UK prisons trebled between 2002-2016, and that 7.2% … Read more

Vamos Theatre and PrimeLife partner on training programme for care homes 

Vamos Theatre has partnered with PrimeLife to create an innovative teaching programme aimed at supporting care home staff to rediscover their skills of empathy, trust, listening and insight, especially through non-verbal communication.  Beginning with a small pilot trial in two PrimeLife care homes, Vamos Theatre has taught staff teams about using their eyes, ears, facial … Read more

Active Voice Annual Report published 

Alzheimer Scotland has published their Active Voice Annual Report for 2023.  The report looks back at Alzheimer Scotland’s local and national Active Voice work and reflects on what the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) and the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) have been doing.  The report has a strong theme of championing the engagement … Read more

Centre for Applied & Inclusive Health Research (CAIR) website launched 

The website of the Centre for Applied & Inclusive Health Research (CAIR) has been launched to share the CAIR’s focus on developing and delivering research that can improve the health and wellbeing of the UK’s diverse population, reduce health inequalities and advance health care professional practice.   Founded and directed by Dr Karan Jutlla, CAIR’s inclusive … Read more

Survey launched to understand hearing and dementia research priorities 

The James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) has launched its second survey to gather information on hearing and dementia research priorities.  They are looking for people who are deaf, or have hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis or vestibular disorders, people with memory problems, family carers, health and social care professionals and members of the public … Read more

New government minister for social care appointed 

Stephen Kinnock has been appointed as the new Minister of State for Care in the Department of Health and Social Care. Mr Kinnock’s responsibilities are listed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/people/stephen-kinnock, include dementia.  Mr Kinnock is the Labour MP for Aberafan Maesteg in Wales and has experience of dementia – his mother, the former minister, peer and MEP … Read more