Dementia Carers Count publish new 2024-2026 strategy 

Dementia Carers Count (DCC) has published their 2024-2026 strategy, created in collaboration with carers.  Frances Lawrence, Chief Executive of DCC, says:  “From listening to our staff with caring expertise and personal lived experience of being a dementia carer, to working with our Carers Advisory Panel and thousands of survey respondents, we’ve listened. And what we’ve … Read more

UCL secure central London location for new Rare Dementia Support Centre 

University College London (UCL) has received a £2.7 million donation from The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation to purchase two townhouses on Woburn Square, near to existing support services for rare dementias at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.  These townhouses will undergo a programme of dementia-enabling refurbishment work before the new ‘Rare Dementia Support Centre’ … Read more

Good Life with Dementia – Course research findings published 

The first set of study findings for the Good Life with Dementia course has been published by the University of York.  The Good Life course is a 6-7-week course that involves people living with dementia talking and sharing experiences to provide mutual support. The course is co-designed, and peer-tutors deliver the course with support from … Read more

Reading Well for Dementia book list updated 

The Reading Well for Dementia book list has been relaunched following consultation with people with lived experience, health professionals and leading organisations.    The Reading Well scheme is run by national charity The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with Libraries Connected and SCL Cymru. The updated list for dementia features a wide range of publications, including those … Read more

Cadbury’s offer Memory Bars in partnership with ARUK 

Cadbury’s has partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) to provide thousands of free boxes of six, limited-edition retro Diary Milk bars to help stimulate conversations and support memory activities for people living with dementia.  Cadbury’s have launched ‘Memory Bars’ in response to requests from families and care homes for nostalgic Cadbury packaging.  You can find … Read more

Dementia NI release single and music video ‘The Journey’ 

Dementia NI has released a single and music video, written by Dementia NI members and local singer-songwriter Cora Kelly, to give people who are newly diagnosed in Northern Ireland and beyond hope that they aren’t alone and there is support available to help them live as well as possible.  The single and music video will … Read more

The Jennings v Alzheimer’s – BBC documentary airs 

BBC 2 has aired: The Jennings v Alzheimer’s.  The promotion for the documentary says:  “When a mutant gene causing Alzheimer’s is discovered in the Jennings family, it leads scientists on a journey to develop a cure and leaves family members with a terrible dilemma.  The Jennings are the first family in the world to be diagnosed … Read more

St Helier street renamed Memory Lane for Dementia Jersey campaign 

Dementia Jersey has temporarily turned Broad Street in St Helier to Memory Lane, with a hoarding advising people on how they can reduce their risk of developing dementia and keep their brain healthy.  The display is part of the Boost Your Brain campaign by Dementia Jersey, which runs until the end of June.  Find out more about Memory Lane … Read more