Monthly Archives: August 2015

A new Diamond dementia Club for Shropshire

Age UK organise Diamond Drop-In Centres to help tackle the loneliness and isolation experienced by many people affected by dementia as the challenges of the condition often result in both patients and their carers losing touch with their friends and hobbies.In Shropshire several Diamond dementia Clubs have already proved a lifeline for local residents, and […]

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  • 10 August 2015

Art classes prove a popular way to prevent memory loss

In preparation for the BBC’s current series of Trust me I’m a Doctor, Michael Mosley and the team set about testing out 3 popular methods of staving off memory loss in older age. Walking, puzzles and art classes are all commonly cited as proving effective in helping to maintain our brain health, so working with […]

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  • 6 August 2015

Shropshire hospitals recognised for their dementia support

Shropshire’s two acute hospitals have been recognised for the work they are doing to help ensure patients with dementia can have their family or carer with them during their stay. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital are two of the first 35 hospitals across the country highlighted by John’s Campaign, which is […]

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  • 4 August 2015

6 easy ways to enjoy the benefits of music

The healing power of music is well known, but researchers have found that it has benefits not just for those suffering from dementia, but also for those who care for them. So here we’ve got some great suggestions for incorporating music into your daily life.Research supports claims that music therapy is beneficial in dementia careAn […]

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  • 3 August 2015