Monthly Archives: June 2016

Why we must make elder abuse an imprisonable offence

Gary FitzGerald, Head of Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) explains why the charity has launched a campaign for new laws to protect older people who have suffered abuse.The abuse of older people is routinely recognised as a major issue, not just in the UK, but in many countries across the world.Both the United Nations and […]

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  • 27 June 2016

App provides virtual reality view of dementia

Alzheimers Research UK have developed a virtual reality app that helps you experience the world through the eyes of someone living with dementia.A Walk through Dementia​A Walk Through Dementia is an Android-exclusive app which gives users a 360-degree video experience that shows how simple tasks can become extremely complex for people suffering from the disease. Featuring 3 […]

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  • 21 June 2016

Sunderland dementia service gains gold status

A pioneering programme that is providing life-changing support to people diagnosed with dementia in Sunderland has been given the seal of approval by an international centre of excellence. The Essence Service operated by Age UK Sunderland and the Sunderland Carer’s Centre has been awarded a gold accreditation from Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) for its […]

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  • 14 June 2016