Category Archives: Carers

Burnley parents join respite care protest

Burnley parents join respite care protest

Published on Wednesday 6 April 2011 16:10

PARENTS of some of Burnley’s most vulnerable children joined protests against proposed cuts to respite care homes.

Fears are that families in the town could be plunged into crisis if any of the East Lancashire homes – including Reedley Cottages – are closed by the County Council.

DNA Changes Affect Age Of Dementia Onset, UK

DNA Changes Affect Age Of Dementia Onset, UK

Article Date: 07 Apr 2011

Exciting research which sheds light on the processes that take place during early onset dementia was revealed at an event in London.

Dr Emma Jones from Kings College was speaking at a research roadshow hosted by Alzheimer’s Society.

Dr Jones has found that it is not just changes within specific genes that can affect the age that a person develops dementia but that changes outside of these genes may also be important. She found that if a small section of DNA was present close to the Alzheimer’s associated gene, APP, then individuals developed dementia earlier.

Could you please help by knitting some breasts

An email from California from someone who wanted to knit her great-granny a breast to comfort her after a mastectomy

I am launching a volunteer project here in the US to provide women who’ve undergone mastectomies with the option of knit, crocheted or fabric prosthetic breasts (with a less ‘medical’ look to them, and an opportunity for these women to process their journey in color and texture, to express themselves, to feel feminine, strong, average, wild, balanced, or any other way they wish to express). In my research I have come across many references to breast models for lactation training in the UK.