Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 8 January 2018

Weekly Members News – 08/01/2018

Opportunities for Action

Meeting the challenge of Dementia

Public Policy Exchange has announced a one day conference on reducing risk, raising awareness and delivering high-quality dementia care:

  • Date: 13 March 2018
  • Venue: Central London

For more details, visit the Public Policy Exchange event website.


For Information

Mixing Matters

Social enterprise United for All Ages has published a report setting out why increasing connections between generations is key to the health, well-being and future of individuals, communities and the country. The report focuses on how older and younger people can come together through ‘shared sites’ with many inspiring and practical examples that could be replicated across the UK.

Four specific themes are explored:

  • Shared care and play
  • Shared housing and living
  • Shared learning and work
  • Shared community spaces and activities

With some 75,000 care homes, nurseries and schools in the UK, United for All Ages has an ambition to develop 500 shared sites by 2022.

For more, read “Mixing Matters”.


How dementia-friendly technology can improve lives 

Technology can offer huge potential benefits for people living with dementia, their families and care providers. Whilst not a solution for everyone, technology can work in a variety of ways to empower and support independence, manage risks, improve health, be enjoyable and aid loved ones.

Working with the Dementia Friendly Technology task and finish group,formed as part of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, the Alzheimer’s Society has developed a series of information sheets dedicated to specific audiences. This includes those with dementia, care providers, and social care teams

Download the factsheets.

Latest from the Centre for Ageing Better 

The Centre for Ageing Better has published a useful summary of recent research and policy about ageing and a call for the Government to lead the way in 2018 to seize the opportunities as well as facing the challenges of an ageing society – with action targeted at social care, housing, employment and pensions and savings.


Useful tips for finding the right live-in carer 

The Good Care Group has published an article providing helpful guidance on what to look for when trying to find appropriate live-in care support.

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