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Dementia today affects 850,000 people in the UK and yet there is still little understanding

A Suffolk care home has successfully launched a new support group to help families learn more about what has been described as a ticking health time bomb. Dementia today affects 850,000 people in the UK and yet there is still little understanding in the wider community about a condition that some experts predict will affect one in three of the population in the future.

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Elsie Ayton celebrated her 106th birthday on Friday at Heron Lodge care home in Wroxham.

A resident at the Kingsley Healthcare home in Norwich Road for 16 years, she enjoyed a party with fellow residents and her daughter and son in law. Her daughter Jane Aldred, 78, of Church Lane, Wroxham, said: "My mum has always had a healthy lifestyle. She used to cycle everywhere when she lived in Cromer and has always been a good cook with a healthy appetite."

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Kingsley Healthcare embarks on wide-scale investment in their dementia care provision

DSDC are delighted to be supporting Kingsley Healthcare, a care home group based in England, who have embarked on wide-scale investment in their dementia care provision.  Kingsley have commissioned DSDC to provide staff from their 24 care homes with specialist dementia training beginning with senior managers who will be supporting their front-line staff through DSDC’s accredited Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning programme and Dementia Design School.

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Falconry display to swoop into care home in Oulton Broad during open event

Families are being invited to bring their children along to Lilac Lodge and Lavender Cottage in Gorleston Road, Oulton Broad next week for a close encounter with wildlife not usually found in Lowestoft.

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Brooke House care home found a sweet way to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

The manager of Brooke House care home found a sweet way to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support – and celebrate the interesting history of the country property.

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