Five new films released by Dementia United 

Dementia United, Greater Manchester Integrated Care’s programme for dementia, has celebrated the success of their Big Brain Health Fund by commissioning a video production company to make five short films that they released during Dementia Action Week 2024.  The films showcase innovative, creative, and exciting projects that feature people with dementia enjoying interactive puppetry, music, disco, clay and … Read more

Living Alone with Dementia project films go live 

The Living Alone with Dementia project has shared seven films for Dementia Action Week 2024 to highlight the importance of recognising people who live alone with dementia.  Two gentlemen living with dementia – Wayne and Michael – share their views, alongside Tim who is a Commissioner, Zoe who is a Locality Manager for Skills for … Read more

IDEAL Project publishes ‘Living with Dementia Maps’ 

The IDEAL Project has published dementia maps (one for people living with dementia and one for unpaid carers) for Dementia Action Week 2024.   The IDEAL Project says of the Maps:  “The aim is to encourage practitioners, professionals, and commissioners to think more broadly about living with dementia and the myriad ways in which it impacts an individual … Read more

DCC launch ‘I didn’t sign up for this’ 

Dementia Carers Count (DCC) has launched ‘I didn’t sign up for this’, a campaign begun during Dementia Action Week 2024 inviting supporters to let unpaid dementia carers know that they are not alone.  DCC says:  “We believe no carer should feel overwhelmed or alone, and all dementia carers deserve emotional and practical support which meets … Read more

Call for better diagnosis and treatment for dementia with Lewy bodies 

The Lewy Body Society has used Dementia Action Week 2024 to call for better diagnosis and treatment of ‘the most common disease you have never heard of’.  Jacqui Cannon, Chief Executive of the Lewy Body Society says:  “Lewy body dementia is the second most common age-related dementia and third most common overall. Officially, it accounts … Read more

Age UK launch walking tennis initiative for older people 

Age UK has secured funding from the LTA Tennis Foundation to run a 2-year walking tennis initiative for older people in eight locations across England.  Walking Tennis sessions will start being delivered through local Age UKs in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin, Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, Devon, Sutton, Calderdale and Kirklees, Waltham Forest, Blackburn with Darwen … Read more

Alzheimer Scotland’s Outdoor Dementia Resource Centre celebrates its first year 

Alzheimer Scotland’s first Outdoor Dementia Research Centre (ODRC) has celebrated its first full year since launching in April 2023.  Based at Badaguish, near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, the ODRC provides facilities for people with dementia and their families to enjoy time outside. Activities provided at the centre include walks and trails, birdwatching, wildlife … Read more

Age UK report details delays in making home adaptations for older people 

Age UK has published a report entitled ‘A step change: improving delivery of the Disabled Facilities Grant’ that is calling on local authorities to improve the way they deliver home adaptations for older and disabled people.  Age UK say that two-thirds of local authorities took longer than the recommended six months to deliver adaptations through … Read more