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Using a tablet computer to ease agitation in dementia patients

The use of tablet computers has been found by researchers in the US to be a safe and highly effective tool to reduce the agitation so commonly experienced by those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.Reporting the team’s findings in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Ipsit Vahia, medical director of Geriatric […]

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  • 31 January 2017

Drama group offers support to dementia carers in Farnham

The skills and techniques of improvisation, commonly used by actors to cope with unexpected or tricky situations on stage, are being utilised at a newly formed drama group in Farnham to help dementia carers develop a range of strategies to deal with the demands of caring for someone with dementia.The Take Care Group at Farnham […]

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  • 23 January 2017

Herefordshire community group gets ready to open new dementia cafe

Pontrilas in South Herefordshire is set to see the opening of a new dementia cafe in May this year thanks to the efforts of its own community interest company, Care and Repair Enterprise (CARE).CARE was set up in 2013 to save the village’s Post Office, and now provides a valuable community resource, not only keeping the […]

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  • 17 January 2017

Volunteers needed in Surrey for dementia technology study

Volunteers are being sought across Surrey and North East Hampshire to take part in a ground-breaking new study that uses smart technology to support people with dementia who live at home.The £5.2 million study, called TIHM for dementia, is being launched by mental health trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and is funded […]

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  • 13 January 2017