News - Innovative Care

Brain training app improves memory in people with early-onset dementia

Melissa McAlees (03-Jul-17)

A brain training computer game has been shown to improve the memory in people who are in the earliest stages of dementia and could avert some symptoms of cognitive decline. Researchers from the University.....

Dad dancing with dementia gets thumbs up with daughter's Instagram posts

Angeline Albert (26-Jun-17)

Dad dancing was never cool but one daughter is showing just how funny it can be, one Instagram post at a time – revealing how a person with Alzheimer's can be humorous too. The rhythmic moves of Ray Kirton.....

Poignant film shows bewilderment and confusion felt by people with dementia

Sue Learner (09-Jun-17)

A group of seven-year-olds from a primary school in York have taken part in a new dementia film, showing children can often face the same challenges as people with dementia, but they have the advantage of having “their Mum to keep.....

Dementia care volunteer: 'Whether they remember it or not they are having fun'

Sue Learner (07-Jun-17)

Volunteers are increasingly being used in the care of people with dementia, with a new report showing they have a positive impact on those with dementia, the people who care for them and the volunteers themselves. “Whether.....

Police urge families to use GPS trackers to keep people with dementia safe

Melissa McAlees (25-May-17)

Families are being urged by the Metropolitan Police Service to give relatives with dementia a GPS tracker so they can easily be found. When a person with dementia gets lost, it causes anxiety and fear in.....

UK's Top 10 home care providers as rated by elderly and disabled and their families

Sue Learner (17-May-17)

The UK’s Top 10 home care providers for 2017 have been chosen by older people and those with disabilities, who are currently receiving home care. homecare.co.uk, the leading home care reviews site, has collated.....

Elderly with dementia benefit from Japanese chair gymnastics

Angeline Albert (17-May-17)

If you thought rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time was a mindless game for kids, think again, as the country’s care homes look to embrace a Japanese import that sees chair-based gymnastics benefit people with.....

Scientists discover 'game-changing' therapy to reverse Parkinson's symptoms

Melissa McAlees (11-Apr-17)

To mark World Parkinson’s Awareness Day, new research suggests that for the first time it may be possible to reprogramme cells inside the brain to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's. Scientists have discovered.....

Stroke patients set to receive 'revolutionary' treatment to reduce risk of long-term disability

Melissa McAlees (11-Apr-17)

Thousands of stroke patients are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability. Around 8,000 people per year who suffer a severe form.....

Home care boss named as 'Most Outstanding Leader in the Care Sector'

Sue Learner (27-Mar-17)

Robert Stephenson-Padron, managing director of Penrose Care, has been named as the ‘Most Outstanding Leader in the Care Sector in the UK’ at the 2016 UK Over 50s Housing Awards. Mr Stephenson-Padron, said:.....

Seventy-five-year-old 'follows his dream' and studies for pilot licence

Charley Walker (23-Mar-17)

Despite being a nervous passenger on flights, Roddy Kyle is taking control by studying to obtain a pilot’s licence 60 years after first experiencing life in a cockpit. The 75-year-old, who travelled across.....

Ruby Wax launches mental health cafes in M&S stores

Angeline Albert, News Editor (15-Mar-17)

Comedian Ruby Wax has convinced Marks & Spencer to open Frazzled Cafes in 11 of its stores to encourage members of the public to chat about their feelings. M&S Cafés will host fortnightly talking sessions.....

Home care provider Cera joins forces with Uber to cut hospital bed-blocking and get elderly out and about

Sue Learner (07-Mar-17)

Home care provider Cera, has entered into a pioneering partnership with taxi app Uber, which aims to reduce hospital bed-blocking and get housebound elderly out and about. Cera, which is backed by £1.3m in.....

'Late night training sessions' pay off as MPs win charity pancake race for second year in a row

Sue Learner, Editor (28-Feb-17)

MPs out-flipped the team of Lords and journalists in the annual Rehab Parliamentary pancake race, winning for the second year in a row. The race is the 20th year, MPs, Lords and members of the media have.....

New blood test could differentiate Parkinson's disease from similar conditions

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (10-Feb-17)

A new blood test could be the most accurate way of determining whether someone has Parkinson's disease or a condition with similar symptoms, a recent study suggests. Published in the medical journal Neurology,.....

Painting, dancing and visiting museums 'boosts wellbeing' in later life

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (08-Feb-17)

Playing the piano, singing, dancing and owning your own home boosts wellbeing in later life, new research suggests. The Wellbeing Index report, from Age UK and the University of Southampton, found that while.....

Emotionally intelligent robot plays games with elderly and keeps them active

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (12-Jan-17)

An emotionally intelligent robot has been created to help older people stay connected with their family and friends and to help them maintain a healthy level of cognitive and social activity. ElliQ, an advanced.....

Inventors battle it out with wheelchair that goes up and down steps and phone controlled by winking

Sue Learner, Editor (06-Jan-17)

Inventors working to improve the lives of people with disabilities are battling it out in a Dragons’ Den style global competition. Entries for the contest which pushes the boundaries of technology to benefit.....

Angela Rippon joins other adult social care heroes on New Year's Honours list

Angeline Albert, News Editor (03-Jan-17)

TV presenter Angela Rippon joins adult social care heroes on the New Year’s Honours list for her services to dementia care. She has received the title Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for.....

Red Cross volunteer enables people in crisis to regain independence

Sue Learner, Editor (03-Jan-17)

When Tricia Lodge, 71, retired and moved to the North Yorkshire Dales, she was keen to do something that would help others and also get her out of the house. A friend showed her a newspaper article about.....