Tag: Alzheimers Society

    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Football legend Gordon Banks is urging England fans to turn World Cup fever into dementia fervour.   The 1966 World Cup winner spearheaded the Alzheimer’s Society United Against Dementia campaign last year after the heartbreak of seeing three of his fellow Three Lions heroes develop dementia.   Now, with his country on the brink of […]

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on of new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on of new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

    Commenting on the appointment of Matt Hancock as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer’s Society said:   “Having already shown his commitment by becoming a Dementia Friend, Alzheimer’s Society looks to the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to deliver real […]

    10th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day a success for North Hykeham care home

    Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day a success for North Hykeham care home

    Neale Court Care Home in North Hykeham enjoyed a successful coffee morning in aid of Alzheimer’s Society’s cupcake day. The event was very well supported by families, staff and the local community of North Hykeham. “We’ve had local people knocking on the door and donating boxes of cakes, as well as lots of people who’ve […]

    3rd July 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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    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
    Unwell, unsafe, and unfed –people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system

    Unwell, unsafe, and unfed –people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system

    A survey by the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) (*), of nearly 4,000 people who need care or look after someone who does reveals the damning reality of a care system that is visibly failing and unfit for purpose. Those relying on care revealed their experiences of poor care – in the worst cases amounting […]

    10th 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
    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care were […]

    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
    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    A report, launched by Independent Age, has found that bereavement has a huge impact on older people, including those living with dementia. The report found that: ·     People with dementia are less likely to get good end of life care. ·     Anticipatory grief is a big issue for carers of people with dementia, as it can be […]

    27th 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 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
    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017. A dramatic variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England continues to exist. The North West is the worst performing region when it comes to the proportion […]

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