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Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Following the Queen’s speech today, Alzheimer’s Society’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, welcomes the pledge for a consultation on social care – but warns the promise of a consultation cannot be used to delay action. We urgently need workable solutions to the crisis in dementia care. In a YouGov poll carried out on Wednesday 14 June, […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has today announced its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. £6 million has been awarded to three ‘Centres of Excellence’ that will focus on key priority areas within dementia care research over the next five years. The centres, located at the Universities of Newcastle and Exeter and University College London, are part […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Walking now prevents dementia later, study finds

Walking now prevents dementia later, study finds

A new study published in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, suggests maintaining a higher level of physical activity during middle age may be a key strategy for the prevention of dementia in older age. The study, which was conducted by Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, surveyed 6,909 individuals […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Rosemary Shrager unites against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society

Rosemary Shrager unites against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society

TV chef Rosemary Shrager is uniting against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society by backing the charity’s Cupcake Day fundraising campaign this week.   Cupcake Day, taking place on Thursday, June 15, is uniting the public against dementia by encouraging families, friends and colleagues to bake or buy cupcakes to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.   The […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society respond to manifesto pledges for social care Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, Alzheimer’s Society respond to the social care pledges put forward. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’ve been crying out for a solution that ends the catastrophic costs of dementia social care. For […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia deaths set to quadruple

Dementia deaths set to quadruple

The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. Increasing deaths from the condition will contribute to a rocketing number of people who will need end-of-life care, researchers added. The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, saw experts analyse mortality statistics for […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Fremantle Trust shines the spotlight on skills development during Dementia Awareness Week

Fremantle Trust shines the spotlight on skills development during Dementia Awareness Week

Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, is shining a light on Dementia Awareness Week by reflecting on the importance of investment in continuous skills development to meet the needs of residents living with dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. It mainly affects people over […]

15th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Unachievable cost of dementia care-Are you saving for this?

Unachievable cost of dementia care-Are you saving for this?

Alzheimer’s Society warns of generations unprepared for astronomical dementia costs Nearly half (47%) of the UK adults aged between 16-75 years old questioned have not started saving for the care and support they might need in the future     An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield care home charity cycling challenge raises funds for Alzheimer’s Society

Sheffield care home charity cycling challenge raises funds for Alzheimer’s Society

OVER 300 pedal-powered miles have been clocked up by volunteers at a Sheffield care home to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.     That charity cycling challenge was held at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road.   Residents, staff, family members, former Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield and volunteers from […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

High-flying Huddersfield Town have united with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia. The promotion-chasing Championship club have donated more than £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Society after adopting an initiative suggested by one of the club’s supporters on social media. After the club announced its third kit would be a tribute to the legendary Ray Wilson and his […]

2nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
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, […]

24th April 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 […]

19th April 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 […]

14th April 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 […]

10th April 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 […]

3rd April 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 […]

31st March 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 […]

29th March 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 […]

28th March 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 […]

24th March 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 […]

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