Beth Britton Blog for Promedica24

Showing the value of the National Dementia Action Alliance network, two members have teamed up after working on the NDAA Communications Group together. Beth Britton has written a series of blogs for Promedica24. In her latest blog, Beth Britton writes about the value of ethnic diversity in our society and how common bonds can be found and strengthened. In it [...]

Health Inequalities in Older Populations in Rural and Coastal Areas

Public Health England published a review of Health Inequalities in Older Populations in Rural and Coastal Areas, together with a blog article supporting the launch. The research was carried out by Northumbria University and comprises a rapid literature review together with a number of case studies of local practice, bringing together a range of information in one place with links [...]

Timely diagnosis of dementia for people with a learning disability

Timely diagnosis of dementia for people with a learning disability Emma Killick, MacIntyre’s Director of Adult Services, highlights the challenges of getting a timely diagnosis of dementia for people with a learning disability and how these challenges must be overcome. People with a learning disability are at greater risk of developing dementia at a younger age. Did you know that one [...]

It’s time to embrace health technology & live well at home

It's time to embrace health technology & live well at home What is Cera? Cera is a CQC registered technology enabled homecare provider, aiming to support those requiring care to live where they are most comfortable and happy. It is an online platform where people choose from a range of professional carers for themselves or their loved ones, who offer [...]

Are we creating a world where people with dementia can thrive?

Are we creating a world where people with dementia can thrive? Neil Mapes, CEO of Dementia Adventure shares why he thinks it’s good to take positive risks and get people outdoors.  Pictured: James and Maureen McKillop, Nancy McAdam, Agnes Houston, Teresa Davies, Lorraine Brown, Jayne Goodrick, Tim Osman and Joy Watson (Chris Roberts was also with us on the day). Dementia [...]

‘Curl Up & Dye’ – NDAA

'Curl Up & Dye' - NDAA One of my all-time favourite films is The Blues Brothers, where Carrie Fisher’s character, who had been stood up at the altar, is on a crazy quest to kill the rat who did it.  We see her, in her hairdressing salon ‘Curl Up & Dye’, reading a manual on flame throwers… it’s a complicated [...]

NDAA aims to build stronger links with housing

DAA aims to build stronger links with housing I have been working for the National Dementia Action Alliance (NDAA) virtually since its inception and therefore have been part of all of the challenges and achievements but also been able to watch it grow from strength to strength. Click here to read this blog

Dementia and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) population

Dementia and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) population Dementia impact Dementia is an umbrella term for a number of syndromes, effecting 46.8 million people worldwide and 850,000 people in the UK alone with the number of people affected globally estimated to increase to 131.5 million by 2050.   LGBT population There are no census records of the numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual [...]

John’s Campaign – A carer’s story

John's Campaign - A carer's story Twenty months ago, Julia Jones and I started John’s Campaign. I remember the day. My father had recently died after his terrible last year of drawn-out death following a catastrophic stay in hospital. Julia’s mother, who is in her nineties and has dementia, was (and is) still alive, but Julia was fearful about what [...]

Steve Amos provides a recap of the NDAA Devolution Event

Steve Amos provides a recap of the DAA Devolution Event The National Dementia Action Alliance was held at the Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester. This was an amazing, challenging, dynamic and passionate event, looking at how Devolution from Central Government the Northern Powerhouse, specifically, Greater Manchester will impact on those living with dementia. The array of quality communicators included people [...]

Understanding the changes in intimacy that accompany dementia

Understanding the changes in intimacy that accompany dementia My name is Dr. Jane Youell, I am a social psychologist, a researcher, a practitioner and a carer.  I’ve been invited to write a short blog about my doctoral work which asked the research question ‘how do people living with dementia and their carers experience and understand the changes in intimacy that [...]

Five minutes with Sir David Dalton

Five minutes with Sir David Dalton Sir David Dalton has been an NHS Chief Executive for over 22 years, serving at Salford Royal for 15 years. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Hospital. The Trust has a turnover of £470m, employs 6600 staff and provides local [...]

Dementia Just Ain’t Sexy

Dementia Just Ain't Sexy Follow the blog of writer and family carer Ming Ho. Topics are varied, and include emotional impact of dementia, lesser-known symptoms (such as confabulation and paranoia), personal narrative, and analysis of dementia and social care issues in the news. Click here to visit the Dementia Just Ain't Sexy blog

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