Newsletter Archive

Previous issues of our newsletter are available to download below. To help you find the most relevant issues we've included a summary of the content.

January 2012

This edition contains some useful information about care homes and 'continuing care'.

September 2011

Dr Helen Murphy Consultant Clinical Geneticist described what is known about the clinical genetics of frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

June 2011

Margaret Reid and her daughter explain how they gained continuing NHS healthcare for their loved one who suffers from semantic dementia

January 2011

Occupational therapist and Caregiver Sarah Page gives advice on dealing with challenging behaviours.

August 2010

Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist Dr Gillian Moss explains the changing role of Psychiatrists in dementia care.

May 2010

Occupational therapist and Caregiver Sarah Page gives advice on dealing with challenging behaviours.

April 2010

An open discussion addressing the direction of the group, ideas for future meetings, and a carer Q & A session.

January 2010

Factiction Film documentary makers Lee Pearse and Anthony Graham report on their latest project and discuss new ideas with the group.

October 2009

Solicitors from Irwin Mitchell give legal advice on the Mental Capacity Act, Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

September 2009

Minutes from an open discussion on community support, daycare, and telling others about the diagnosis.

July 2009

Consultant Neuropsychologist Dr Julie Snowden explains the behavioural symptoms of FTD and SD, providing practical hints and answers to carers' questions.

May 2009

Senior Neuropathologist Professor Mann describes Manchester's contributions to dementia research, explaining how patients and carers play an integral role.

March 2009

An open discussion to share ideas and information: includes details of a respite care scheme and an overview of the National Dementia Strategy.

January 2009

Minutes from an open discussion meeting including general details of the group, ideas for changes, and useful information for carers.

October 2008

Dr Jill Brennan, Counsellor Consultant in Clinical Psychology, provides advice on the mental health issues carers can face, such as coping with grief and loss.

August 2008

Consultant Neurologist Dr Anna Richardson describes potential physical problems in FTD and SD and provides answers to carers' questions.

June 2008

Occupational Therapist Barbara Hatton provides advice on driving and dementia.

May 2008

Solicitor Margaret Seed gives a simple outline of personal welfare decisions under the new Mental Capacity Act 2005.

February 2008

Two members of the group share their own experiences of caring for a loved one.

November 2007

Solicitor Margaret Seed summarises changes in the law from Enduring Power of Attorney to Lasting Power of Attorney.

October 2007

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Russell Sheldrick provides a theoretical and practical approach to coping with challenging behaviours.

July 2007

Consultant Neuropsychologist Dr Julie Snowden explains the behavioural symptoms of FTD and SD, providing some practical hints and answers to carers'’ questions.

June 2007

Consultant Neurologist Professor Neary gives a scientific overview of symptoms in FTD and SD and describes some recent genetic discoveries.

March 2007

Consultant Neurologist Dr Anoop Varma explains why scans are useful in diagnosing dementia.

February 2007

Citizens Advice Bureau Case Worker Caroline Davies offers advice on the financial implications of residential and respite care.

December 2006

Minutes from an open discussion meeting including a summary of the development of the group and feedback from our members.

October 2006

Speech and Language Therapist Jackie Kindell explains communication difficulties in FTD and SD and gives advice on practical coping strategies.

May 2006

A bumper edition: Carer Support Worker Joan Martin gives advice on legal rights, support in the community, and benefits for carers; and Consultant Neurologist Dr Anna Richardson describes potential physical problems in FTD and SD.

January 2006

Solicitor Margaret Seed offers legal advice on Enduring Power of Attorney and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

May 2005

Consultant Neuropsychologist Dr Julie Snowden explains the behavioural symptoms of FTD and SD, providing some practical hints.

February 2005

Consultant Neurologist Professor Neary gives an overview of symptoms in FTD and SD.

December 2004

Solicitor Margaret Seed provides an introduction to the topic of Enduring Power of Attorney.

October 2004

A welcome introduction: the aims of the CFU carer support group.