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Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Alzheimer’s Society launches a new campaign today calling on the public to set aside their differences – from age to tastes and social standing to political allegiances – and unite in the fight against dementia, as it’s set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.   Celebrities and sports stars including Jo Brand, James Cracknell, […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Retired residents at Grove Place, near Romsey, are raising money for Alzheimer’s research by releasing their own charity single.   Recorded at a local studio in nearby Eastleigh, the song was written by lifelong Hampshire resident Mike Lemon, and performed by the Strummers and Pluckers – Grove Place’s very own ukulele group.   Led by […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brightwork manager becomes Dementia Ambassador

Brightwork manager becomes Dementia Ambassador

With Scotland’s aging population, and more than 93,000 Scots suffering from some form of dementia, most people have some experience of caring for a loved one afflicted by the condition.   This inspired Sean Magee, manager and trainer at multiple award-winning recruitment agency, Brightwork, to become a Dementia Ambassador and to promote the highest standard […]

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

A group of carers and nurses from a residential nursing home in Caister-on-Sea is launching a brand new project to help make Great Yarmouth ‘dementia friendly’ by setting up a free fortnightly support group at the home, with the first gathering taking place last week. Christine Morgan, who manages Claremont House & Lodge which was […]

April 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

A Barnsley family have spoke of their devastation after their son became one of the youngest people to die from dementia – at just 40 years old.   Gareth Wilmot, a teacher from Barnsley passed away on Monday after a five year battle with frontotemporal dementia, a savage and rapidly-advancing form of the disease. He was hit with […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS sets out five-year action plan to deliver care fit for the future- Alzheimer’s Society comment

NHS sets out five-year action plan to deliver care fit for the future- Alzheimer’s Society comment

The NHS has today set out plans on how it will deliver transforming the way care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives. Next Steps On The NHS Five Year Forward View, details an accelerated drive to improve efficiency and use of technology in […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

VOLUNTEERS from across Teesside have covered hundreds of miles on static bikes to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Five care homes in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool hosted the charity cycling marathon over the space of a week.   Staff, residents, family, friends and volunteers from across the region took turns in the saddle […]

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. Under the test, new treatments that will cost the NHS more than £20 million per year for the first three years could be gradually introduced in a way that is more affordable to […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on housing organisations to unite against dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition by signing up to its new Dementia Friendly Housing Charter.   Research from the leading dementia charity* has previously found that 85 per cent of people want to stay living at home for as […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

A CHARITY bag pack at a Teesside supermarket has raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool took to the tills at Tesco to help shoppers with their packing.   The nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers collected donations to help with the fight against dementia […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

  Alzheimer’s Society’s new Side by Side service is urging people across the country to reject romance and seek a different kind of connection this Valentine’s Day, using its new matching service to support a person with dementia.   The UK’s leading dementia charity is launching its innovative new Side by Side service in a […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

Dementia care costs to rocket if we fail to enable people to live independently

The cost of dementia care will rocket if more is not done to better plan local environments to enable people with dementia to live more independently, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) says today as it publishes its first “Dementia and Town Planning” practice note.   The RTPI says that local planning can play a […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Grand opening of ‘Memory Lane’ in Ruislip care home

Grand opening of ‘Memory Lane’ in Ruislip care home

Poplars Care Home is a 27 bedded care in the heart of Ruislip caring for residential and dementia clients. As part of recent renovations, previously unused areas of the Home have been transformed into a ‘Memory Lane’; a vintage street scene of shop fronts featuring original, vintage items. Shops such as Poplars Grocer feature ration […]

January 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
David Cameron’s role as President of Alzheimer’s Research UK will help to keep the spotlight on dementia

David Cameron’s role as President of Alzheimer’s Research UK will help to keep the spotlight on dementia

Former Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today been announced as the new President of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Decades of underfunding has seen dementia research lagging more than 20 years behind the progress seen in cancer research, which sees more than six times more funding than dementia. David […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon awarded CBE for services to dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon awarded CBE for services to dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon has been awarded a CBE for services to dementia care in the New Year’s Honours list. Angela has been inspired to help the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK by her own experiences of caring for her mother Edna, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2004 and sadly […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme wins Dementia Friendly Awards

Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme wins Dementia Friendly Awards

NHS England’s Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme has been recognised for its “remarkable” efforts to make life better for people with dementia at Alzheimer’s Society’s 2016 Dementia Friendly Awards.   The awards celebrate organisations, communities and individuals making outstanding contributions towards improving the lives and experiences of people with dementia.    This year there were nine […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wildly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug fails to deliver

Wildly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug fails to deliver

Eli Lilly have today announced that their Alzheimer’s disease drug in development, Solanezumab, did not show benefit for people with mild Alzheimer’s. The drug was an antibody against amyloid – the protein that clumps together in the brain’s of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It failed to slow cognitive decline in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. […]

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chancellor misses opportunity to address the needs of the vulnerable, elderly and disabled

Chancellor misses opportunity to address the needs of the vulnerable, elderly and disabled

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP has today delivered the final Autumn Statement confirming that from now it would be replaced by a Spring Statement. The content of the statement has been met with shock and dismay with care providers and social care associations claiming the Government has betrayed the elderly and vulnerable […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Play readings at Harrogate Neighbours shed light on dementia

Play readings at Harrogate Neighbours shed light on dementia

A play performed at Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association has helped shed light on the impact on families when a relative is diagnosed with dementia.   Acclaimed playwright Brian Daniels from Leeds brought his play ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ to the Harrogate Neighbours extra care housing scheme at Greenfield Court recently.  There were two performances attended […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Anti-dementia drugs associated with high risk of pneumonia

Anti-dementia drugs associated with high risk of pneumonia

A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of anti-dementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia. The use of rivastigmine patches is associated with an increased risk as well. The study found that persons using donepezil or galantamine had the lowest risk of pneumonia. However, persons […]

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