A day care centre in Nottinghamshire has come up with a scheme to improve the wellbeing of elderly visitors with the help of children.Read the full story ›
Anthony Ward was reported missing at the start of August. Police have thanked everyone who helped look for him.Read the full story ›
Northampton: Saturday December 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A magical evening of 'Dementia Friendly Carols by Candlelight' is being held in Northampton this weekend.
The event, which is in consideration of the areas 8000 dementia patients -will feature traditional readings and winter treats as event organisers, The Alzheimer’s Society have organised a line-up of local musicians to take part.
Lively musical performances from Classical Reflection and the Northampton Male Voice Choir will take place at the All Saints Church.
There will be stewards on hand and clear signs in the venue to help people find their way around.
So help spread some charitable cheer and bring the whole family along for a magical evening and help transform the lives of people affected by dementia, all proceeds will be donated to helping improve their lives within the community.
More than 130,000 people in the Midlands are living with dementia, and around 5% of them are under the age of 65.Read the full story ›
Carers who look after loved ones with dementia says they're devastated by a decision to close two day care centres for people with the illness.
Health bosses are to withdraw funding for the sites at Melton and Birstall in Leicestershire, which are run by Age UK. The charity told ITV News the centres provide invaluable support and are an important lifeline to carers. Rajiv Popat reports.
West Midlands Police have confirmed that missing elderly dementia sufferer Sheila Willis has been found safe and well in Bedworth.
Dementia affects around 56,000 people across the East Midlands - it is a condition that can have a profound impact on those with the disease and their loved ones.
Today the Alzheimer's Society held a roadshow in Nottingham and the actress Vicky McClure joined them to help raise awareness of the condition.
Research by the Alzheimer's Society shows that 750,000 people in the UK have a form of Dementia and that more than half of those suffer with Alzheimer's disease.
Stats from 'Mapping the Dementia Gap' show thousands in Nottingham will be affected by the illness.
Number of people currently living with dementia / expected to have dementia by 2021:
- Nottingham City: 2,631 / 2,874
- Nottinghamshire: 8,625 / 11,768
In just fifteen years, it is projected that over a million people will be living with Dementia nationwide, with this figure set to soar to 1.7million by 2051.
A conman from Birmingham has been jailed for four years for a 'campaign of intimidation' against a 91-year-old dementia sufferer.Read the full story ›
Detective Constable Mark Delaney from West Midlands Police has welcomed today's four year jail term handed down to conman Robert Johnson, 43, from Birmingham.
He preyed on a vulnerable 91-year-old grandmother from Chelmsley Wood, forcing her to hand over hundreds of pounds for housework he never completed.