Maria McNally Triumphant

Just like to say a massive well done to Maria who completed the Great Manchester Run on 19th May 2019

Maria is extremely grateful to all who sponsored her and she has, on behalf of Bamford Dental Practice, raised over £1000 for Dementia UK.

Eat well and exercise : global guidelines to curb dementia!

@thetimes “People should eat more fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts and walk for 25 minutes a day to reduce their risk of dementia, the first international guidance of this kind has concluded. Lifestyle changes prevent dementia .
Basically what is good for the heart is good for the brain”

Dementia Awareness Week

From Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May 2019, it’s Dementia Action Week

This week unites individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. This means almost all of us knows someone affected by dementia – a family member, patients or member of staff, and it doesn’t just affect old people!

Here at Bamford Dental Practice, we are actively supporting our patients with dementia. Dr Maria McNally took part in the Great Manchester Run on 19th May 2019 and has raised over £1,000 for Dementia UK.

Bamford Dental Joins Refill UK

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and it’s predicted that figure will rise by another 20% by 2021.

Of the 13 billion plastic bottles used in the UK each year – 7.7 billion, or nearly 60% are plastic water bottles.

13 million tonnes of plastic is leaking into the world’s oceans each year. This plastic is being ingested by seabirds, fish, and other organisms and according to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish.

Bamford Dental Practice have joined Refill UK, the award winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution by connecting people with free tap water all over the country.

The average person in the UK will use 150 plastic water bottles every year. If just one in ten Brits refilled once a week, we’d have 340 million less plastic bottles a year in circulation. We think that’s a really good reason to start Refilling!  

Download the app from Refill and then call into our Practice to refill your water bottle. For every Refill logged in the app 13 pence will be donated to Refill to help fund City to Sea’s vital campaigning work to tackle plastic pollution at source.

Dr McNally Running for Dementia UK

Unfortunately in 2018 there were 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is expected to increase to over 2 million by 2051.

One person is diagnosed every 3 minutes and 1/6 of people over 80 have dementia.

Many of our patients and loved ones will experience this difficult condition over the coming years.

As a Practice we have been learning about how difficult it can be for those suffering with dementia  and their families to carry out day to day duties.

The dementia patient maybe confused, angry and vulnerable.

It can be challenging for families to take the patient to the Dentist and to maintain good oral health.

We have also been learning how we can best support those suffering with dementia and their families to still attend the dentist when possible for their essential oral health checks and dental treatment.

Dementia UK is a charity that provides much needed practical support to families experiencing dementia by sending in Admiral nurses to help in homes, care homes and hospices.

Maria is hoping to beat her personal best time of 1 hour 58 minutes – so please can we all wish her good luck!

For anyone who would like to sponsor Maria, please click on the link below to donate – thank you.