ONS reports unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion, Alzheimer’s Society comments
Today (Monday 10 July 2017) ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy.
Emergency services unite against dementia for Dementia Awareness Week
This Dementia Awareness Week, chiefs representing emergency services across the UK marked the start of a sector-wide commitment to unite against dementia.
Impossible cost: dementia care bill would take 125 years to save for
An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that the typical person’s bill for dementia social care would take 125 years to save for.
HSBC plans to become a dementia-friendly bank
HSBC UK has committed to raise £3 million for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland during three year partnership.
Alzheimer's Society launches 20,000 reasons to take action on dementia campaign
The campaign is calling on all political parties to support the 20,000 people estimated to be living with dementia in Northern Ireland.
Dementia Friends kick off new football campaign
Alzheimer’s Society is teaming up with football clubs across the country on the Team Dementia Friends campaign to make the nation’s favourite sport more dementia-friendly.
New reports reveal the human cost of a social care system struggling to cope.
The Richmond Group of Charities has today (Thursday 15 September) released Real Lives, which describes real life experiences of seven individuals and families who are using social care services today.
Retailers set to become more dementia friendly
Alzheimer’s Society is launching a new guide for retailers to encourage them to become dementia friendly and support people living with dementia and their carers.
Over half of people fear dementia diagnosis, 62 per cent think it means 'life is over'
Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Awareness Week, 15-21 May
People with dementia are unsafely discharged from hospital, report finds
A report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found that people are being unsafely discharged from hospital with devastating consequences.
NHS double standard for people with dementia in care homes
The NHS is providing a second-class service to many of the 280,000 people with dementia who live in care homes in England.
People with dementia and comorbidities are receiving disjointed substandard care, warn MPs
Health and Social care services habitually treat conditions in isolation resulting in significant human and financial implications.
Calne first in Wiltshire to form Dementia Action Alliance
Calne has become the first community in Wiltshire* to form a Dementia Action Alliance (DAA). The aim of the DAA is to help create a community where people with dementia feel confident, understood and supported to live well.
Prime Minister announces new UK Dementia Envoy
The Prime Minister has today appointed David Mayhew as the new UK Dementia Envoy. This comes as the World Dementia Council re-formed last week, setting a global agenda on the fight against dementia.
People across Dorset invited to help make the county dementia-friendly
Broadcaster, journalist and presenter, Angela Rippon OBE, has welcomed an alliance that hopes to transform the lives of people with dementia in Dorset.
Commission calls for radical rethink of care for older people, Alzheimer’s Society comments
A report from the Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People published today (28 January 2016) is calling for a fundamental change to the way care for older people is designed and delivered.
Shocking variation of hospital care for people with dementia exposed
92% of people affected by dementia found hospital environments frightening.