Bupa newsroom (aged care)

2018
09
November
2018
100-year-old war veteran John Geddes has warned memories of war are “slipping from living history” and urged young people to keep the tradition of remembrance alive. ...
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October
2018
A Poole care home has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the regulator, placing it amongst the top 3% best run homes in England. ...
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05
October
2018
Picking things up from the floor, opening jars and getting up and down the stairs have emerged as the everyday tasks which are more likely to become harder the older you get. ...
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02
October
2018
Bupa Southlands in Harrogate arranged a ‘Jazz Night’ for John Trevor Lee, a 78-year-old resident and keen Jazz lover, who can no longer attend Jazz events outside the home due to his fear of falling. ...
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01
October
2018
1 October is the International Day of Older Persons – which recognises and celebrates the contribution older men and women make to society, while also raising awareness of the needs and challenges faced by many older people. ...
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28
September
2018
Members of Bupa UK were delighted to attend the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards this week, where Bupa's online dementia information was commended. ...
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28
September
2018
There are currently 850,000 dementia patients in the UK, set to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. Despite the rising prevalence of the condition, research from Bupa found that over a quarter of Brits (28%) don’t feel they know enou...
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28
September
2018
With dementia affecting more and more of us, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of books, TV programmes and films exploring the topic. In time for World Alzheimer's Month, Bupa UK has launched a new page on its Dementia Hub giving some examples t...
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28
September
2018
At Hearts & Minds we have a long track record of using therapeutic clowning to help people with dementia overcome feelings of helplessness, isolation and anxiety. Our Elderflowers programme, launched in 2001, uses professional performance skills in m...
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21
September
2018
Right now in the UK, there are around 850,000 people living with dementia. That’s already a huge number but, as the population ages, it’s one that’s going to steadily increase. The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that it’ll reach one million by 2025, a...
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21
September
2018
For World Alzheimer’s Day today, 21 September, our experts from the UK and Australia share what you need to know about Alzheimer's. ...
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20
September
2018
A Bupa UK care home is taking part in an extensive research trial to improve the quality of life of residents living with dementia. ...
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05
September
2018
When a resident at Richmond Village in Nantwich was missing the company of her dogs, colleagues set out to try to get local dog owners to pop in with their pets and spend time with residents. ...
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03
September
2018
I recently read the Which? report Beyond social care: keeping later life positive which looks at consumer attitudes to adult social care, and the latest Lancet Public Health study which shows that the number of elderly needing round-the-clock care is...
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24
August
2018
Bernard Rye took to the skies again almost 75 years after he last piloted an aircraft during the war, thanks to colleagues at his Bupa care home. The 96 year old RAF veteran was nominated for the flying experience by Zoe McCarthy, Activities Lead ...
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24
August
2018
A 96-year-old RAF hero has taken to the skies again nearly 75 years after last piloting an aircraft – thanks to staff at his care home. ...
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21
August
2018
A Bupa UK care home manager has been recognised for the positive difference she makes to everyone around her with her attitude, commitment and expertise. ...
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14
August
2018
One of the last surviving Second World War Lancaster bomber air crew, Ronald Clarke, recently enjoyed a day at the British military headquarters at Northwood as a special VIP guest. ...
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07
August
2018
As the weather continues to hit record highs, Bupa care homes across the UK are introducing extra measures to ensure their residents stay safe and well in the sun. ...
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03
August
2018
The question of how we properly fund social care, what should be funded by the government and what should be funded by individuals, has been a topic of increasing debate in recent years.  ...
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02
August
2018
Noelene Archer, a resident at Bupa Cedar Manor in Tauranga, New Zealand, has always loved to dance. ...
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31
July
2018
Meccano may be a toy to some people but there are numerous social, emotional and physical benefits of playing with the colourful strips, plates and angle girders. I had the opportunity to demonstrate these benefits on Channel 7’s Sunrise programme in...
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July
2018
Australia has produced remarkable athletes who’ve achieved great things, but for Paralympian and Bupa Kempsey Aged Care resident Terry Giddy, competition was more than setting world records. ...
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July
2018
A great grandmother from London was left speechless after colleagues at her Bupa care home arranged a surprise meeting with her musical hero, Michael Ball. ...
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