Tag: Alzheimers Society

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
Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for Care. 60% of those leaving a job left working in the adult social care sector altogether.  Alzheimer’s Society’s own research has shown for the carers […]

April 11, 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
Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Budget, which the Treasury says will prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history after Brexit. The Local Government Association says councils with responsibility for social care are facing a funding gap of £2.6bn by 2020 and the entire system stands on the “brink of collapse” without an […]

March 8, 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
Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) today. The poll of over 1000 GPs reveals an overwhelming 92% of GPs think social care services are failing to give patients sufficient care. And even more GPs […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lack of dementia care training and social care funding leading to elder abuse figures-Alzheimer’s Society

Lack of dementia care training and social care funding leading to elder abuse figures-Alzheimer’s Society

Today data from Freedom of Information requests submitted by the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4 revealed more than 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against carers working in people’s homes across the UK. Approximately 60% of all homecare is received by people with dementia. An Alzheimer’s Society investigation as part of the […]

February 28, 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
New report sets out why dementia and learning disabilities needs better representation in policy, practice and research

New report sets out why dementia and learning disabilities needs better representation in policy, practice and research

People with learning disabilities are five times more likely than those in the general population to develop dementia*. Today a partnership of voluntary sector organisations launch a new report calling for the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia to be better addressed.   Dementia has never had such a high profile. The Prime […]

January 24, 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
Professor Bart De Strooper to lead landmark UK Dementia Research Institute

Professor Bart De Strooper to lead landmark UK Dementia Research Institute

The Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has today been named as Professor Bart De Strooper from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Professor De Strooper will lead the national Institute’s ‘Hub’ at University College London (UCL) recognised for its world-class dementia research and state-of-the-art facilities, which will closely link to a […]

December 14, 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
AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom, kitchen and mobility support solutions, has been extensively featured on a special programme titled ‘Caring Communities’, produced jointly by ITN Productions and Care England. Now in its third year running, the programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles, exploring the complex […]

December 6, 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
Widespread unacceptable homecare practices happen behind closed doors

Widespread unacceptable homecare practices happen behind closed doors

An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has exposed a vicious cycle where a lack of dementia training for homecare workers results in intolerable stress for people with dementia, families and carers – and for the homecare workers themselves. Poor quality homecare is leaving too many people with dementia spending the day in soiled clothing, going without food […]

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