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SPECAL Professionals Introductory Course – 17th November, 2021

We still have places for our standard introductory programme for professionals on 17th November, 2021. This is for all health and social care professionals who may come into contact with people living with dementia during…read more

Specal Research Statement by Kings College London

Following extensive work by Kings College London, we are please to jointly announce a statement of the outcomes from this research. Full details of the statement can be found at the following link King’s College…read more

Jake takes the plunge to raise money for Contented Dementia Trust

Jake Robinson from Lincolnshire has decided to take the plunge and is going to swim 10 km in open water in the beautiful Lake Windermere! How awesome is that? His decision to do this amazing…read more

The Search for Contentment in Dementia Care

The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care Many facilities are using nostalgic environments as a means of soothing the misery, panic, and rage their residents experience. In June this year Penny Garner was approached by Larissa MacFarquhar, a writer…read more

Yoga, Dementia and the SPECAL Photograph Album

American Yoga teacher Amber Burke has written a recently published article in ‘Yoga International’ following an interview with Penny Garner. “Given yoga’s promise, some of us may wonder if yoga is a good idea for…read more

Cycle Ride to Paris in aid of The Contented Dementia Trust

We are proud to announce that three members of the Rotary Club of Burford & Kingham have successfully completed their challenging charity cycle ride from Burford to Paris in aid of the Trust. Club members,…read more

Contented Dementia Trust Receives £2,300 Donation from the Burford Ladies Golf Club

The Ladies section of the Burford Golf Club have recently presented Contented Dementia Trust with a £2,300 donation! This donation included a cheque for £1,000 received earlier in the year. Burford Golf Club have been supporters of Contented…read more

Just 1 Project aims to raise £500,000 for Five Charities in Five Months Using only Social Media

The Just 1 Project, launched on July 1, 2016 could change forever how we donate to charities and the way in which they fundraise. Created by well-known award-winning author, TED-X speaker and behaviourist, Jez Rose,…read more

90km trek to raise funds for Contented Dementia

On 7th October Laura Berry and some of her fellow Bibby colleagues will be heading to Cuba for a 90km trekking challenge to raise money for their chosen charities. Laura’s Charity is the Contented Dementia…read more

Family and friends of John Cordery donate to Contented Dementia Trust

A £290 collection has very kindly been donated to the Trust by the family and friends of John Cordery of Watford, who sadly passed away on the 26th February 2016 at the age of 90…read more