Monthly Archives: February 2016

Volunteers needed in the East Riding

Anyone in the East Riding of Yorkshire affected by dementia is being urged to join a new discussion group being set up by the local Dementia Action Alliance.To be called DIGER, which stands for Dementia Involvement Group East Riding, the group has the aim of finding out about the experiences of those living with dementia in […]

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  • 27 February 2016

Lend your support to the campaign to ‘Fix Dementia Care’

The Alzheimer’s Society launched its ‘Fix Dementia Care’ campaign at a parliamentary event last week to gather the support of MPs from across the political spectrum.​The campaign is aimed at improving the standard of dementia care in hospitals, after a recent investigation by the charity uncovered shocking variations between hospitals in England, along with too […]

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  • 22 February 2016

How much do you really know about dementia?

Dementia is not a disease in itself, but a collection of symptoms associated with memory loss, disorientation, and problems with thinking and behaviour. When these symptoms become severe enough to affect the ability to perform everyday tasks, they are referred to under the umbrella term of ‘dementia’.What causes dementia?When it comes to talking about dementia, one […]

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  • 16 February 2016

How could telecare help you?

What is telecare?The term ‘telecare’ is used to describe a system that remotely monitors a specific situation in the home, and then enables the user to summon help and support if needed.What form does telecare take?Telecare comes in many forms but some of the most commonly used systems include sensors, alarms, movement detectors and video conferencing. […]

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  • 10 February 2016
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