BBC Chris

Living with dementia: A blog about Chris’s story

Thought provoking blog from Kayleigh Price, Project Manager at Haelo (Dementia United’s host organisation) sharing her reaction to BBC documentary: Chris’s Story.

 

Recently I watched a programme that completely transformed my understanding of a disease that most of us will be affected by, in some form or another, during our lives. It is a disease I thought I had a fairly good understanding of, and I was shocked by how little I really understood.

Given this post is on the dementia ...

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DU guest blog with Veronica Hawking

DAW guest blog with Anthony Hassall

Anthony Hassall, Chief Accountable Officer at NHS Salford CCG crystallises the essence of the spirit of salford.

With Dementia Awareness Week upon us, I was thrilled to join many of our valued members of our Dementia Champions Group at the Lighthouse in Salford on Monday this week to celebrate with them the insight and wisdom they bring to our commissioning work on dementia: Embracing the dementia challenge in Salford.

EAntHasntertained by the Gemini ...

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internship

Life as a Haelo Intern: Working on Dementia United

Our latest guest blog is the third of four from our Haelo Intern, Sarah Alvi. The third blog post explores the work Sarah has been undertaking since joining Haelo.

Following my previous blog post about what my experience of Haelo has been so far I thought it might be interesting to hear about what I have been doing on the ‘dementia project’ since joining Haelo.

So… what is the ‘dementia project’? The ‘Dementia Project’, or as it’s officially known, ‘Dementia United’ is a new ...

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Brenda - Dementia Awareness Week

For Brenda

Collective Community Action – the tacit force enriching lives of people living with dementia.

 

In support of Dementia Awareness Week, Dementia united lead and Haelo’s Chief Executive, Professor Maxine Power blogs about the value of community spirit.

 

Brenda, lived through world wars, challenging times, poverty, and loss, yet despite this, her outlook on life was one of relentless optimism. Her lifelong partner Joe, and father to four children, passed away 22 years earlier when she was 68, which meant that Brenda, like ...

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In the loop

Keep up to date with the latest news straight from Dementia United HQ. Alongside the latest video blogs from Dementia United lead Prof Maxine Power, our newsletters drop direct to you inbox bringing you all the latest updates.

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Dementia United locality meeting

March locality news

Appetite is continuing to build as work progresses with Dementia United. This month, Programme Manager, Stuart Clough, gives us the low down from the latest locality meeting where leads from across Greater Manchester met to unite against dementia.

“Our third, and most recent locality meeting took place at Wrightington Hospital, Wigan on the 24th March 2016.

“The Dementia Leads from each locality began the meeting discussing their progress to date on plans to embed the aims of Dementia United within their local ...

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Maxine Power, Dementia United Q&A

Dementia United Q&A: Maxine Power

Answering your questions about Dementia United.

A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015 at Haelo Hosts ’15 conference. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.

To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to answer your questions.

We’ve been answering ...

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Devolution & Dementia

On a historic day for health & social care, Greater Manchester combined authority has become the first in England to take control of its £6bn health and social care budget. With the worst life expectancy in the country, many believe this deal will improve health and social care across the North West.

As part of Greater Manchester Devolution, Salford Royal is leading Dementia United, a Greater Manchester wide dementia transformation programme. Dementia United aims to make Greater Manchester the best place ...

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Virtual reality for Salford residents living with Dementia

People with dementia test-drive virtual reality rehabilitation system used by injured soldiers to help their condition, featured in the Independent.

NHS Salford CCG has funded a 12-month pilot for local brain and spine injury centre, BASIC, to launch Virtual Adventures. The pilot is focusing on 30 Salford residents living with mild/moderate dementia, with the aim being to help them both physically and mentally, and the long-term goal of proving whether people living with the ...

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