Basildon Hospital: Gifts for patients with dementia

Basildon Hospital: Gifts for patients with dementia

ADDITIONAL therapy is now available for Basildon University Hospital patients living with dementia, thanks to a generous donation of £7,000 from the League of Friends. The software system enables patients to listen to music, look at photos and play interactive games. Known as RITA, which stands for Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities, the tool can be […]

Young people are turning their backs on alcohol

Young people are turning their backs on alcohol

YOUNG people are turning their backs on alcohol, a new study has suggested. Researchers looked at official health data from the last decade and found almost a third of 16 to 24-year-olds in 2015 said they didn’t drink, compared with around one in five in 2005. Non-drinking was found across a broad range of groups, […]

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price appointed minister for suicide prevention

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price appointed minister for suicide prevention

A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the first ever global mental health summit. Theresa May said the appointment of Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price to the new role will help tackle the stigma surrounding suicide. While suicide rates are falling, 4,500 people take their […]

Bluebird Care Thurrock supports World Alzheimer’s Day

Bluebird Care Thurrock  supports World Alzheimer’s Day

Bluebird Care Thurrock and Castle Point supports World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 BLUEBIRD Care Thurrock and Castle Point is supporting World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday 21st September. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of dementia, understand its impact on people’s lives and strategies to help people live comfortably with dementia. Dementia is a […]