Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dementia-friendly cinema across the UK

The Picturehouse chain of cinemas have announced they are launching a programme of dementia-friendly film screenings at 20 of their locations across the UK. In an attempt to make the experience of enjoying an afternoon out at the cinema less intimidating for people living with dementia and easier for their carers, Picturehouse have teamed up […]

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  • 20 October 2016

Dementia awareness training available to Family Carers this Autumn

National Museums Liverpool have been offering highly effective dementia awareness training to health and social care professionals since 2012. The programme has proved so successful that, last year, the training  was opened up to family carers, friends and community volunteers.This Autumn the programme is to be rolled out to several partner museums around the country. The half […]

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  • 14 October 2016

Music helps hospitalised dementia patients in Leicester

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has decided to bring music routinely onto its wards for older people and for those with a dementia, following successful trial visits.It is working together with OPUS, a community interest company that provides music in healthcare settings.Following the success of previous visits to its older peoples’ wards, OPUS will […]

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  • 10 October 2016

The gadget that could save the life of someone with dementia

Pebbell trackers, which are small enough to fit in the palm, contain GPS technology which when paired with a smartphone can pinpoint the user’s whereabouts.The trackers are being trialled by West Midlands Police as part of a partnership with Dudley Council to help prevent people with dementia from going missing. Karen Bridgwate, Elizabeth Orange and […]

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  • 4 October 2016