Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Songaminute Man aims for chart number 1

Ted McDermott, better known to his thousands of internet fans as The Songaminute Man, has signed a record deal at the age of 80 and, despite living with advanced Alzheimer’s, is now aiming for number 1 chart success.Decca Records got in touch with the family after videos of Ted singing his favourite songs in the […]

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  • 28 September 2016

Dementia dogs prove their worth in 2 year trial

The first trial to develop the use of dementia dogs to support families living with dementia has proved so successful that the scheme is now to be expanded.Starting life as a collaboration between Alzheimer Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art, Dogs for the Disabled, and Guide Dogs UK, the project selected a number of dogs […]

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  • 23 September 2016

Dementia daytime support centre opens in Macclesfield

The charity Age UK has opened a daytime support centre for people with dementia in Cheshire.The newly refurbished centre on Henderson Street in Macclesfield will welcome their first service users this week, and provides the chance of valuable daytime respite for carers.  The service will offer a wide range of activities combining mental, physical and […]

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  • 15 September 2016

Memory Walks get off to a flying start this year

This year’s programme of Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks have got off to a flying start with more people than ever signing up to raise money for the charity and remember loved ones along the way.31 Memory Walks will take place throughout September and October at locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a further 15 north of […]

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  • 13 September 2016