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Let's unite for Dementia Awareness week in Leeds

This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, the theme is to unite against dementia. There are estimated 8,500 people living with dementia in Leeds: but many families are facing it alone. 792 more words

Health And Wellbeing

Caring about caring – better services, new ways of working

In Leeds we are committed to making that sure care users and their loved ones can be confident their care is both sustainable and high quality. 676 more words

Health And Wellbeing

How a Digital Angel can stop social isolation

At age 80, Vera was feeling that there was not enough for her to do anymore. She spent most of her time sitting alone and watching television, and told her daughter that she was fed up with this way of life. 443 more words


What keeps you sharp?

Heriot-Watt researchers have launched a nationwide survey to explore people’s beliefs about how our thinking skills change as we age.

People often think of changes in their thinking skills in terms of decline. 325 more words

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It’s getting to look a lot more like a dementia-friendly Christmas

So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time of year when everyone comes together, when you spend time with older relatives and it can often be the only time that you spend with them. 676 more words

Health And Wellbeing

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Watching Breakfast News this morning there was a short section on how Christmas can affect those living with Dementia and their families, friends and carers. So here are Peter Smith's top tips on how to have a Dementia-friendly Christmas.

Riding along in my automobile – tips on how to be older, safer drivers

Snow, fog, driving rain, flooding – all dangerous conditions for any driver, experienced or otherwise and yet, likely hazards at this time of year.   For older drivers driving means: being part of the community; being able to visit friends and family, shopping and so keeping their independence. 1,080 more words


Don't Weight any Longer!

The Southern Gazette recently reported on the “Living Longer, Living Stronger” program run by the Council of the Ageing  (COTA) WA.  Two very motivated ladies, Mrs Davies (82) and Mrs Whiteside (83), are excited and enthusiastic about attending the upcoming progressive strength training sessions.   59 more words

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