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Virtual dementia tour boosts carers’ understanding

The relentless nature of care makes looking after anyone with dementia a challenge. Now a new mobile unit providing a ‘virtual dementia tour’ is set to travel the country giving carers, both professionals and family members alike, a real taste of what it’s like to live with the condition. And those who have already tried it […]

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  • 2 February 2016

“Largs Lads Club” offers dementia support in North Ayrshire

A monthly reminiscence event to share sporting memories takes place in Largs on the last Thursday of every month from 3-5pm.The event is supported by Dementia Support Service of North Ayrshire Council and aims to help anyone affected by dementia in the Largs and surrounding areas.The meeting takes place in the Largs Masonic Hall for those […]

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  • 1 February 2016

Dramatic rise in care home fees expected

Care home fees are expected to rise this year by an eye watering 8% to 10%.Two factors seem to be fuelling the sharp rise. New rules being brought in will require companies to pay into a pension scheme for all employees and, in April, the new national living wage of £7.20 an hour will come […]

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  • 1 February 2016