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Plans Afoot for First UK Dementia Village

You may recall we had previously written a piece introducing a small Dutch village called Hogeweyk. Known as ‘Dementia Village’ because the 152 residents who live there all have severe...

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Swedish Royalty supports IKEA dementia project

Queen Silvia of Sweden made a real statement recently by publicly supporting a new affordable housing scheme, pioneered by Swedish furniture giant IKEA, for those suffering from memory loss. The...

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Men in Sheds: The heartfelt project combatting loneliness

Loneliness is a real concern for older people and their families. As their ability to get out and about reduces and their social circle decreases, an aged person can find...

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See the care homes reaching for Michelin Stars

The culinary offering of care providers often comes in for criticism by residents, family and the media, and often rightly so. In many instances, quality simply isn't delivered and residents...

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CRPS and Burning Nights support charity

Burning Nights CRPS Support was founded in September 2014 and became a registered charity in April 2016. At the time of it being set up, not a single UK charity...

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'Little Owls' project: When toddlers visit care homes

Residents at a care home in Toft, near Cambridge, are benefiting from regular visits by a lively group of local toddlers. The visits are part of the ‘Little Owls’ project...

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Inspiring Dutch village for those with Dementia

In the outskirts of Amsterdam lies a small Dutch village called Hogeweyk. By taking the only entrance into the village, you will discover a radical idea in motion that has the potential to revolutionise dementia care....

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More shops adopt ‘Relaxed lane’ for the elderly

At the Tesco store in Forres in the Scottish Highlands, you will notice a large sign positioned at the entrance to one of the checkout lanes. It reads, 'Feel free...

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Are integrated care centres the future?

A multi-million-pound Integrated Care Centre, the first of its kind in the UK, is beginning to take shape in the East Yorkshire city of Hull. The new centre will bring...

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Virtual reality helps create dementia-friendly spaces

Architects and designers of dementia-friendly buildings in the UK are turning to virtual reality to give them a greater intelligence of how things are seen by people with dementia. Learn...

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Monsieur Marchand: Breaking cycling records at 105!

'I am not here to be a champion. I am here to prove that at 105 years old you can still ride a bike.' The words of Robert Marchand, a...

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STROKESTRA: Stroke therapy by the Royal Orchestra

STROKESTRA is a pilot project which brings stroke patients, carers and therapists from across the Hull and East Yorkshire region together to form an orchestra. The pilot project comes as...

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The CQC's 'outstanding' formula

Last month, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released their annual State of Care report for 2015/16. Data taken from the inspection of more than 16,000 adult social care providers from...

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