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    NHS Health Check now includes dementia risk-Alzheimer’s Society

    NHS Health Check now includes dementia risk-Alzheimer’s Society

    Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon be giving advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check. Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by […]

    18th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sir Malcolm Walker vows to champion rights of people with dementia in new Alzheimer’s Society ambassador role

    Sir Malcolm Walker vows to champion rights of people with dementia in new Alzheimer’s Society ambassador role

    Iceland Foods Founder and Executive Chairman Sir Malcolm Walker is aiming to make his company “recognised as the UK’s number one dementia-friendly retailer” after being appointed an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador. It is a move that formally signals his determination to support the nation’s leading dementia charity on its mission to enable people with dementia to live the lives […]

    11th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Charity opens Scotland’s first Dementia Friendly Park

    Charity opens Scotland’s first Dementia Friendly Park

    SCOTLAND’s first ever Dementia Friendly park launched this week in one of Stirling’s best used recreational areas by walking charity, Paths for All. In a bid to make Stirling’s Kings Park more accessible to everyone, the city space has been transformed to allow those living with dementia to be able to enjoy, and feel safe in, outdoor […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hotelier and philanthropist pledges to champion the rights of those living with dementia

    Hotelier and philanthropist pledges to champion the rights of those living with dementia

    Hotelier and philanthropist Laurence Geller has pledged to champion the rights of people who are living with dementia after his appointment as an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador. This signals his determination to support the nation’s leading dementia charity on its mission to enable people with dementia to live the lives they want and be included in […]

    6th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Award-winning former banker vows to tackle dementia stigma among Asian communities

    Award-winning former banker vows to tackle dementia stigma among Asian communities

    Award-winning former banking executive Dr Kamel Hothi OBE has pledged to help tackle social stigma around dementia among Asian communities after being appointed an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador.   It is a move that formally signals the former Lloyds Banking Group strategist’s determination to support the nation’s leading dementia charity on its mission to enable people […]

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and infections. The investigation, which involved FOI requests to NHS Trusts in England and a survey of frontline paramedics, revealed a sharp rise in emergency […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    TODAY Wednesday 9th May, Nuffield Trust publishes a report arguing that the English social care system can learn from the Japanese model. The authors highlighted the following key learning points: Universal access to care, not dependent on where a person lives. An easily navigated system A long-term commitment to the prevention of loneliness and ill […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia

    Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia

    Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have analysed a large data set to identify new risk factors which they believe are linked to increased risk of dementia in later life. The risk factors they identify include: Age Marital status Weight Amount of sleep   Dr James Pickett, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Society, says: “With […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

    Anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

    Moderate to severe mid-life (30-65) anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life, suggests a study of the available published evidence, part-funded by Alzheimer’s Society, in the online journal BMJ Open.   As yet it’s unclear whether drug or non-medical treatments for anxiety, such as mindfulness and meditation, could curb the risk of dementia […]

    1st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Listening to music increases brain cell connectivity – Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Listening to music increases brain cell connectivity – Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Researchers at the University of Utah have analysed the effect hearing familiar music has on the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The study looked at 17 people living with dementia, using a functional MRI scan to analyse brain activity after listening to music. The researchers found brain activity increased in those areas of the […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    A UCL led study has revealed that hospitals in the UK are only recognising dementia in under two-thirds of people admitted to hospital for a different reason. The study, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of Alzheimer’s Association, tracked hospital admissions over an eight year period. In 2008 the study found that among those […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Which? research has revealed that people with conditions including dementia are being denied NHS funding due to where they live. The research revealed that: People in England with the highest medical needs can be up to 25 times more likely to get their care costs covered depending on where they live. Families often have their […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s and dementia risk may be increased by use of antiepileptic drug

    Alzheimer’s and dementia risk may be increased by use of antiepileptic drug

    The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE. Continuous use of antiepileptic drugs for a period exceeding one year was associated with a 15 percent increased risk of […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scotland’s Dementia Awards-The search is on for Scotland’s most inspirational dementia projects

    Scotland’s Dementia Awards-The search is on for Scotland’s most inspirational dementia projects

    The search is on across Scotland to recognise, promote and celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference to support people living with dementia and their families, with the launch of Scotland’s Dementia Awards. The Awards are a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. Now in […]

    17th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion Terry Eccott has become an Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was founded six years ago by Jayne Connery, following her mother’s experiences in the care sector. It now has more than 55,000 supporters on social media, with many sharing their own experiences of family members’ […]

    10th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on anti-inflammatories preventing dementia study

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on anti-inflammatories preventing dementia study

    A Vancouver-based research team led by Dr Patrick McGeer, has published a paper suggesting that anti-inflammatory drugs could prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The study suggests following a positive saliva test, people should start taking a daily dose of anti-inflammatories to help prevent dementia. This area has been explored widely, with clinical trials so far finding no […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Charity duo unite against dementia in Everest adventure

    Charity duo unite against dementia in Everest adventure

    Two Alzheimer’s Society colleagues will “push themselves to the limit” when they embark on one of the world’s greatest treks.   Anna Ward and Hayley Woodyatt will swap heels for hiking boots for the dementia charity on a sponsored trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp.   And they hope their Himalayan hike will raise £20,000 […]

    17th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Andover care home supports Alzheimer’s Society skydive

    Andover care home supports Alzheimer’s Society skydive

    An Andover care home is supporting the son-in –law of one of its residents, who is going to take part in a tandem skydive at 10,000 feet to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Kevin Bellis, who is 41, will be braving the jump on Sunday 27 May to raise sponsorship money for the Alzheimer’s Society, […]

    13th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Olympian set for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation

    Olympian set for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation

    Running legend Ron Hill says he is ready to face “the biggest challenge of my life” after revealing that he is now living with dementia.   The 79-year-old marathon icon has vowed not to let dementia “get me down” and fight the condition with the same determination that turned him into one of the world’s […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Dementia care roadmap’ to turn research into reality

    ‘Dementia care roadmap’ to turn research into reality

    Ambitions have been outlined to transform the experiences of the million people in Britain who will be living with dementia by 2021, in a new report published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Alzheimer’s Society gathered expert insight from researchers, people with dementia and the professionals who support them to produce a ‘roadmap’ with […]

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