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This forum contains news about campaigns for people with dementia and their carers, as well as discussion of dementia stories that have been covered in the media.
The Transport Select Committee (the committee of MPs and peers which hold the Department for Transport to account) are holding an inquiry into access to transport for people with disabilities.
The committee are looking to hear directly from people with disabilities and carers who use public...
As part of the work the Society does with a Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group, we have been approached by Thomas Pocklington Trust regarding a new film for SCIE TV on dementia and sensory impairment.
The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) have commissioned Lizardfish...
As promised, here are some links to Alzheimer's Society campaigning resources that may be helpful to TP members. I’ve asked our External Affairs team if they can review and add to this list, and I will update it as appropriate.
Get involved with Alzheimer's Society campaigns:
Help The Age have said Support for medical research into illnesses affecting people in old age is not viewed as a priority by the general public.
Cancer came top at (81%) Heart disease (52%) children's diseases ,asthma, leukaemia (50%) Only (20%) voted for Arthritis or Dementia regarding extra...
I just spotted a programme that may interest members and it is being aired this evening.
"George Melly's Last Stand"
"a candid documentary detailing the last few months in the life of the jazz singer, art critic and journalist George Melly, as he battled against vascular dementia and lung...
I have to say that I am one of the two thirds who won't be saving specifically for my own care, should I be unfortunate enough to ever need it. Unless the system is overhauled I will lose my house anyway, and that is quite enough!
I am interested in finding out if persons of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) are being reached by the institutions such as the Alzheimers Society.
Is the information and services being provided for persons with Dementia and their carers sufficiently relevant to them?
Should there be consultations...
Article by Lauren Booth about our wonderful care services.
She ends up by saying:
im not sure if im posting this in the right place so apologies if it should be somewhere else! I just wondered wheter this website had a section for younger carers- or people who help their parents/grandparents etc care for their relatives or friends? im 15 and help my mum care for my uncle...
Was reading this
NR1/2D receptors may be the least-studied of the major NMDA receptor subtypes, but there is increasing evidence that they play important roles in the brain, including the process of long-term depression (which, like long-term potentiation, is thought to be essential for...
Hi folks, im not sure if this is the correct place in Talking point for this subject so please correct me if i am wrong. I was discussing the issue of alcohol & drug misuse on a course the other day. One of the other participants mentioned that they were of the opinion that we are facing a health...
Radio 4 Care in the UK update
Help shape national debate and join the You and Yours studio audience
BBC Radio 4’s month-long Care in the UK campaign ends soon so there’s not long left to take your chance to influence the national debate on how social care should be provided in the...
Sort of in the telling us something we already know column, however
Do you want to know if you may get it?
Fiona Phillips and Rosie Boyctt with Jeremy Vine
Getting information about your condition after diagnosis is very important.
Making sure that you get that information in an accessible, easy to understand, convenient and useful way is also important.
I am very interested in getting your views on the ways in which you would like to be given...
Just a reminder that womans hour is running a series of discussions on care related issues. Listed on this page:
Thursday 10 January - Care Homes
Dorothy Tutin’s daughter Amanda Waring sold...
As you may know he has been working religiously to help find a cure for Alzheimer's and Dementia for the past decade or more, after caring for his grandmother who had it for nine years.
Channel 4 News are looking for nominations for the most inspiring political personalities who have worked...
Just saw this story on the BBC about the author Terry Pratchett going public with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's at age 59:
BBC Radio 4's Today programme have contacted the Alzheimer's Society because they would really like to speak to someone who is looking for a care home at the moment.
If you are currently looking for a care home and you may be interested in sharing your experience, please do contact me...
Friday talking to a largs group of nurses and home managers about direct payments.
I find it very strange how TP always seems to pop up somewhere in these talks.!!!!
Chill ‘n’ Chat
Chill4Us Invites you to a Chat4Us
We will be holding a hosted chat
3pm Tuesday 4th December
Steve Wiseman from
Dear All :)
My Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease 2 years ago and his condition has rapidly deteriorated. He no longer recognises my Mum, his children or grandchildren and is totally dependant on others to do everything for him. This has had a devastating affect on the whole family...
Interesting article - I do wonder how the "move the dementia sufferer in for 3 months" concept will work though.
I received an email today, along with everyone else I suppose, in response to a petition I signed recently.
You signed a petition asking the Prime Minister to " Increase Carers
Allowance to better reward those who save the country money by their
And the link for anyone who didn`t...
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