Category Archives: Dementia

Taking the ball and running with it- Leeds Dementia Awareness week 2017

Dementia Awareness week is in full swing and local organisations are putting on more than ever to make people aware of the condition and the support available for people and carers who live with dementia in Leeds. Tim Sanders, Commissioning … Continue reading

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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. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding … Continue reading

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Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Better Lives for People in Leeds:
Christmas party at Tea Cosy cafe, Rothwell, Leeds So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time…

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Celebrating National Dementia Carers Day

It is estimated that there are 670,000 people caring for someone with dementia in the UK. Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Living with dementia requires having the right care, and it’s … Continue reading

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Are you fallproof?

Have you, or someone you know had a fall recently? It might surprise you to know that over 30% of men and women aged 65 and over will have at least one fall per year; increasing to 85% for the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Carers Week and 20th anniversary of Carers Leeds

Carers Week is a special time of the year when the role played by carers, 72,000 plus in Leeds, is acknowledged, celebrated and valued. At Carers Leeds, the organization providing information, advice and support to the city’s carers, it is … Continue reading

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