We are thrilled to announce that HMT Sancta Maria and ABMU have partnered with Dementia UK to bring Admiral Nurses to the local area. Sancta Maria Hospital will be the first place in South Wales to benefit from these specialist dementia nurses.
Musical Memories is a unique Swansea based choir with a difference. The choir exists for people living with dementia and their carers by aiming to help members with their self-confidence, self-esteem and quality of life.
Although dementia affects your short-term memory, the long-term memory stays intact and individuals are able to enjoy memories from years ago such as when they were children, their own weddings and holidays.
We are excited to announce that HMT will be fully funding the West Cross Musical Memories Choir for the next three years. The Choir provides a social environment where members are able to meet up, sing and share experiances.
The research is currently being conducted at University College London under lead researcher Professor Nick Fox. We recently caught up with Prof Fox to find out how the research is going and what they’ve discovered so far.
As a not-for-profit organisation, HMT has made a record contribution to HMT’s charitable surplus. Over £1m has been donated to a range of dementia research projects over the past 12 months.
Residents at Coloma Court care home enjoyed two workshops which focused on the creation of music and art and was highly interactive for residents which stimulated their sight, sound and touch senses with a concert at the end of the week to celebrate and show off their work.
HMT partners Swansea University in two new care home based research projects – the first exploring how to improve residents’ mental well-being and the second looking at how to enhance the care and well-being of residents with dementia through intergenerational practice.
Man dislocates shoulder cycling from London to Paris for charity. 54-year-old Nick Walker was taking part in ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.
HMT St Hughs is pleased to announce its partnership with Parkinson’s UK as it’s next funding and research project.