Monthly Archives: November 2015

Emmerdale throws the spotlight on Vascular Dementia

Emmerdale’s current storyline featuring the village Vicar, Ashley Thomas, being diagnosed with Vascular Dementia is a brave one, but will surely go a long way to raising public awareness of this devastating disease and help dispel some of the stigma and misunderstandings that still surround dementia. Mention the word dementia, and people tend to make an […]

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  • 27 November 2015

Memory blanket stimulates precious memories

Amanda’s Mum Kathy with her memory blanket “Anything that may trigger a feeling or memory is worth a try” writes Amanda Franks, describing her efforts to support her Mother who is in the later stages of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s disease. Writing for the charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Amanda describes how her latest gift of a Memory Blanket, […]

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  • 24 November 2015

What is the average cost of Residential Care in England?

Ask anyone who’s had to negotiate their way through the social care system and you’ll find that working out the cost of  care is about as easy as wading through treacle. Assessment of needBefore any financial costings can be calculated, it is necessary to navigate several hurdles, including :Decisions about the type, and level, of care you […]

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  • 20 November 2015
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