Tag: Alzheimers Society

    High praise for BBC drama, ‘Care’, for tackling social care crisis

    High praise for BBC drama, ‘Care’, for tackling social care crisis

    The UK’s leading dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society, has warned that the story at the heart of a new BBC1 drama, Care, is too often the reality for countless people at the mercy of a broken social care system.   The Society has commended scriptwriting legend Jimmy McGovern for casting a light on an invisible group […]

    9th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    School boy with heartwarming desire to help others wins award

    School boy with heartwarming desire to help others wins award

    A heart-warming desire to help others at just 11 years old has won a schoolboy a national award.   Charlie Phillips has already started to take direct action locally, to support people living with dementia including his Nan Judy.   His efforts have been recognised by Alzheimer’s Society in this year’s Dementia Friendly Awards, winning […]

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Santa’s little helpers spotted in Camberley

    Santa’s little helpers spotted in Camberley

    Santa’s little helpers have been spotted running a mock all over Camberley’s Kings Ride. But not to worry, it is all in aid of raising money to beat dementia. December 7th is National Elf Day and is a fabulous festive fundraiser on behalf of the national organisation – the Alzheimer’s Society.  Carers from Aura Care […]

    4th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    £16 million European collaboration paves the way for new research into health and social care

    £16 million European collaboration paves the way for new research into health and social care

    UK Funders, including Alzheimer’s Society, have united with 15 countries across Europe, Australia and Canada to support international research collaborations into diseases of the brain, including those that cause dementia. The latest Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND) funding awards represent a €17.5 million (approx. £15.75 million) investment over the next three years. James Pickett, […]

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    Global organisations support emerging leaders working to change brain health and dementia landscape

    Global organisations support emerging leaders working to change brain health and dementia landscape

    Three leading organisations have joined forces to address the growing public health crisis of Alzheimer’s disease. The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), the Alzheimer’s Association US and UK-based Alzheimer’s Society have united to support emerging leaders in brain health and dementia through a competitive funding programme – The Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders. […]

    27th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Premiership rugby club scoops national Dementia Friendly Award

    Premiership rugby club scoops national Dementia Friendly Award

    A leading rugby union club has won an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Award in recognition of their efforts to tackle dementia. Worcester Warriors were celebrating success at a prestigious awards ceremony that took place in London on Thursday 22 November, hosted by Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon. The Gallagher Premiership outfit was named Dementia Friendly […]

    23rd November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

    Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

    The staff, residents and families of Rose Lodge care home have been uniting against dementia as the home held its own Memory Walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Participants completed ‘The Great Aycliffe Way Walk’, a well known five and a half mile circular walk in the surrounding countryside to the north of […]

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    Calls for national tax rises to pay for adult social care

    Calls for national tax rises to pay for adult social care

    The Government must make the case for national tax rises – including to either Income Tax and/or National Insurance – to secure the long-term future of adult social care services, council leaders say today. At the National Children and Adult Services Conference which starts in Manchester today, the Local Government Association is publishing its response […]

    14th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Neck scan predicts cognitive decline- Alzheimer’s Society comments

    Neck scan predicts cognitive decline- Alzheimer’s Society comments

    A five minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life predicts cognitive decline ten years before symptoms appear, according to new research presented today at the AHA Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago. Dr James Pickett, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Vascular dementia affects more than 150,000 people in the UK, and with […]

    11th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    2.5 million older people have no one to turn to-Comment from Alzheimer’s Society

    2.5 million older people have no one to turn to-Comment from Alzheimer’s Society

    In response to a new report by Age UK, that has revealed that millions of older people feel that they have no one to turn to for help and support, Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society said: “It is upsetting but unsurprising to hear that older people often feel they […]

    7th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home workshops to Lift the Lid around sex and dementia

    Care home workshops to Lift the Lid around sex and dementia

    Leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society has developed a workshop to help care homes break the taboo around the sex and intimacy needs of people with dementia, launching at the UK Dementia Congress in Brighton next week. Alzheimer’s Society research[1] revealed that the needs and rights of people in care homes are often overlooked when it […]

    31st October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Wetherby care home staff raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society

    Wetherby care home staff raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society

    Staff from Wetherby Manor, a care home in Wetherby; raised a fantastic £1,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking in part in three of the charity’s Memory Walks.   The 11 walkers took part in 6km walks at York Racecourse, the National Trust’s Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire and Temple Newsam in Leeds.   Judith Scurr, manager […]

    30th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Budget- £650m props up social care but ignores the real problems within the care sector

    Budget- £650m props up social care but ignores the real problems within the care sector

    In response to Phillip Hammond’s announcement of a further £650m for social care in today’s budget, in addition to the £240m announced last month, Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive Jeremy Hughes said: “£650m to prop up the broken social care system only just staves off total collapse. It does nothing for people with dementia who are footing the bill themselves, […]

    29th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Former footballer vows to put the boot into dementia by supporting Alzheimer’s Society

    Former footballer vows to put the boot into dementia by supporting Alzheimer’s Society

    A former professional footballer living with dementia is determined to give the condition the boot.   Dave Serella, who played for Nottingham Forest, Walsall and Blackpool, is backing the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk fundraising campaign to raise money for vital research.   Dementia devastates lives, but every pound raised through Memory Walk helps Alzheimer’s Society […]

    26th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dementia is now the leading cause of deaths in England and Wales

    Dementia is now the leading cause of deaths in England and Wales

    New mortality statistics for England and Wales show that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were the leading cause of death in 2017, for the third consecutive year, accounting for more than one in eight of all deaths (12.7%). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported today that a total of 67,641 deaths were attributed to dementia and Alzheimer’s last […]

    23rd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Public warned ‘We are sleeping into a care crisis’

    Public warned ‘We are sleeping into a care crisis’

    As the Chancellor prepares to deliver Autumn Budget, research reveals public unaware of dementia costs and leading charity demands urgent social care investment.  The general public are oblivious to the catastrophic costs of dementia care, with many believing it is free on the NHS, according to YouGov figures (1) released today by Alzheimer’s Society. People […]

    23rd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Birds of a Feather actress joins 2,700 others to take part in London Memory Walk!

    Birds of a Feather actress joins 2,700 others to take part in London Memory Walk!

    Birds of a Feather star and Loose Women panelist Linda Robson admitted she “did not know whether to laugh or cry” after taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society London Memory Walk. Linda, whose mother was living with dementia when she died, opened up about her mixed emotions after she joined 2,700 people taking part in […]

    16th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Borough Care participate in Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

    Borough Care participate in Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

    Borough Care staff recently took part in an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk, which took place at Heaton Park in Manchester.  The group of twelve, along with one of the team’s dog, walked a total of seven kilometres around the park.  So far, the group has raised over £500 for Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimer’s Society is a […]

    11th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Social care at tipping point as quality of care dependent on postcode

    Social care at tipping point as quality of care dependent on postcode

    This year’s State of Care shows that most people are still getting good care – when they can access it. The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) annual assessment of the quality of health and social care in England shows that overall, quality has been largely maintained, and in some cases improved, from last year. This is […]

    11th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Camberley care home Memory Walk goes ahead in the downpour

    Camberley care home Memory Walk goes ahead in the downpour

    Kings Lodge care home on the Kings Ride in Camberley hosted its own Memory Walk on behalf of the Surrey Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday 6 October. The official walk for the county took place on the same day in Guildford but Kings Lodge new events manager Sandra Stock wanted to contribute by providing a smaller […]

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