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  • BBC launches Music Memories website for people with dementia

    BBC launches Music Memories website for people with dementia

    12.10.18 A new BBC music website aims to connect people with dementia to the songs they love amid concerns that only 5% of care homes provide good quality music provision for their residents. It is hoped that the new Music Memories website will eventually have a database of music which can trigger memories in a wide variety of people living with the condition. According to International Longevity Centre research the quantity of music therapy and other music provision for residents amounts to 30 seconds a week per person with dementia, which is one of the reasons why charity Playlist for Life has collaborated with the BBC on the new website. It currently offers more than 1,800 songs, classical works and TV theme tunes from the last 100 years, enabling listeners to create playlists of favourites which can then be shared. Music Memories can be found at

  • Major website redesign for Hawker

    Major website redesign for Hawker

    11.10.18 A completely redesigned and renewed website has been launched by Hawker Publications, publishers of the Journal of Dementia Care and Caring Times, including a new recruitment section. It offers a bright, attractive mini-portal into the many publishing activities Hawker offers its readers, conference visitors and business partners. Hawker Publications chief executive Richard Hawkins commented: “Many of social care’s biggest and most loved awards and events, such as the National Dementia Care Awards and the National Care Awards, and Europe’s largest annual dementia conference, the UK Dementia Congress are displayed in an-easy-to-use, pleasing way as well, of course, as the much valued Journal of Dementia Care. In addition, we have responded to the biggest current challenge in social care – recruitment and retention of staff – by introducing a completely new section devoted exclusively to these issues. We would particularly value readers sending in positive stori

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