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Local charity Dementia NI is a membership organisation specifically for people living with dementia. Dementia NI was incorporated as a company on the 15th January 2015 by five people living with dementia, who wanted to ensure that the voice of people living with dementia is at the core of policy,...
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To mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland, we’re looking to hear from people born in 1921 who might like to talk to us about growing up, their families, their work, and how their lives changed through the decades. DoubleBand Films, based in Belfast, is making a documentary called...
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The Dementia JAM Card, for people living with dementia/memory problems, is a discreet way of telling people that they may sometimes need a little extra time and patience. The award-winning JAM Card (Just A Minute) allows people with dementia or other communication barriers to ask for just a minute...
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The head of a charity that advocates for older people has expressed distress at the treatment of residents living in a Co Antrim care home.
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When Kathy’s father-in-law and brother developed Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Society magazine helped her cope. Now, Kathy has organised a Memory Walk to raise awareness and essential funds for dementia research. This is her story. Kathy is ready to take part in Memory Walk My late father-...
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The number of people in the UK aged over 85 who’ll need round the clock care is set to double by 2035, according to a major new study. But there could be an alternative solution to the standard model of an old people’s home... Find out more on Channel 4
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Alzheimer’s Society supports cutting edge research across the UK to develop new and improved treatments for dementia and ultimately find a cure. Research will beat dementia and clinical trials are vital to making this a reality. Without clinical trials, we can’t be sure how effective or safe a drug...
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The social care system is "at breaking point", a local government official warns.
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Ma is the mother of Dilly’s husband (Mr B), she was diagnosed with dementia in 2012. Ma agreed to let Dilly write about the family’s life and experiences in the Life with Ma series. Dilly’s story continues… A new arrival My daughter has had a baby, so we phone Ma to tell her the news. She...
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National charity Contact the Elderly are looking for guests for a new tea party group for isolated older guests in Belfast. The group is for guests aged 75 and over, who live alone (including in sheltered accommodation), and struggle to get out or have become a bit isolated for other reasons...
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Almost half of all older people in Northern Ireland are snubbing the chance to take a life-saving screening test for bowel cancer, research claims. Statistics show that four in 10 of those aged over 60 are missing out on the opportunity to spot... Read more on the Belfast Telegraph
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A Belfast-based company is hoping to revolutionise home care for the elderly with a TV smart device. Kraydel is developing a device that will reconnect the elderly with the wider community.... Read more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Jane’s mother, Beryl, has always been kind and caring towards others. But after noticing changes in her mother’s behaviour back in 2015, Jane knew there was something more to it than age. Here, Jane shares her experience of finding the right care for her mother and encourages people to take part in...
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An HMRC scam is currently targeting people throughout Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Automated calls purporting to be from HMRC are asking people to contact them regarding a time sensitive issue and failure to do so will result in legal action. This is a scam and HMRC are aware of the...
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‘Mixed dementia’ is a condition in which a person has more than one type of dementia. Most often, it is a mixture of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Other combinations of dementias are also possible – particularly Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. A mixed dementia...
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One of our overseas readers, known as ‘Lickety Glitz’, shares her experience of care giving for her mum. Here, we learn from Lickety about how she came to the tough decision of transitioning from a full-time care giver to part-time. Lickety’s mother was diagnosed with vascular...
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‘A Grand Day Out’ is the third chapbook of a unique series, which forms part of the ‘A Life More Ordinary Project’, led by artists Ian Beesley, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband. Through the use of poems, images and drawings, these chapbooks help to visualise what it means to live with dementia. Learn...
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After Julie’s mum was diagnosed with dementia in 2017, she decided to quit her job and care for her mum full-time. Along with her husband Andrew, and her dog Maisy, Julie took part in Memory Walk last year to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society. This year, Julie is walking again – and here,...
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Taking part in the RideLondon cycling event is no mean feat. Participants face a challenging 100 miles from East London to Pall Mall in South West London. It is people like Dorothy-Anne who inspire others to play their part in the fight against dementia. Here, 73-year-old Dorothy-Anne, who lives...
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A report published by The Women and Equalities Committee has concluded that older people in the UK are being discriminated against in the workplace. It is estimated that more than a million older people in the UK are unable to find work due to age discrimination. The report found that ageism is...

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