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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Alzheimer's Society News forum

    I thought it might be helpful to clarify the purpose and structure of the Alzheimer’s Society News forum. This forum is different to all the others on Talking Point, in that the discussions started here are not added manually, but are fed through automatically to TP by the forum software (via...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 01-04-2011 02:00 PM
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  1. Hormone replacement therapy linked to potential reduction in risk of developing demen

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) given soon after menopause could help reduce the risk of developing dementia or mild cognitive impairment. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-03-2014 09:50 AM
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    13-03-2014, 11:25 AM
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  2. The Mental Capacity Act is failing, says Lords

    Vulnerable adults, including those with dementia, are being failed by the Act designed to protect and empower them according to a report published today (Thursday 13 March 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-03-2014 09:10 AM
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  3. Airbus hosts Flintshire’s first Memory café

    People living with a dementia, carers and family members were made very welcome at Flintshire's first ever 'Airbus Memory café.' More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-03-2014 03:50 PM
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    12-03-2014, 03:50 PM
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  4. Brain scan could predict cognitive decline

    A brain scan could predict cognitive decline and help advance research into the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Centre in the US. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-03-2014 12:50 PM
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  5. Town Hall Takeover puts dementia at forefront ahead of London local elections

    A Singing for the Brain choir and Dementia Friends took over Newham Town Hall today with the sights and sounds of Bollywood to help Alzheimer's Society launch the Dementia Manifesto for London More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-03-2014 12:30 PM
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    10-03-2014, 12:30 PM
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  6. New blood markers could predict dementia risk

    A set of 10 molecules in blood could be used to predict with 90 per cent accuracy whether people are at greater risk of developing dementia within the next few years, according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, USA. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-03-2014 09:40 AM
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  7. Mount Pleasant raise funds for Alzheimer's Society

    Mount Pleasant Golf Club raise an amazing £2,132 for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 07-03-2014 03:10 PM
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    07-03-2014, 03:10 PM
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  8. Thousands of people with dementia let down by the crisis in social care

    Age UK has today (6 March) published a damning report which shows the disastrous depths that the crisis in care has reached, and its distressing human cost. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-03-2014 10:30 AM
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  9. Alzheimer's disease bigger cause of death than reported in US, says study

    The number of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the US could be up to six times higher than reported, according to researchers. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-03-2014 10:30 AM
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    06-03-2014, 10:30 AM
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  10. Whole Person Care report released

    Today the Independent Commission for Whole Person Care (WPC) called for the health and social care systems to provide 'whole-person care' as opposed to focusing on particular conditions or body parts. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 05-03-2014 04:20 PM
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  11. Whole Person Care report released

    Today The Independent Commission for Whole Person Care (WPC) called for the health and social care systems to provide 'whole-person care' as opposed to focusing on particular conditions or body parts. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-03-2014 01:30 PM
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    04-03-2014, 01:30 PM
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  12. Dementia Friends and Home Retail Group

    Home Retail Group are committing to make our high streets more dementia-friendly, as part of our two year partnership. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-03-2014 11:50 AM
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  13. Actor Timothy West speaks of wife, Prunella Scales' dementia

    Actor Timothy West (79) has revealed his wife, Prunella Scales (81), who played Sybil in the comedy Fawlty Towers, is living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-03-2014 09:20 AM
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    04-03-2014, 10:43 AM
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  14. Pearson Assessment to donate £5 for every online review

    Every year Pearson Clinical Assessment UK, a division of Pearson Education Limited, chooses a charity to support by donating £5 for every online product review they receive. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-03-2014 11:40 AM
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    03-03-2014, 11:40 AM
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  15. Government announces plan to tackle dementia diagnosis and businesses work towards be

    Today Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP has announced a £90 million package to improve dementia diagnosis and care and the appointment of a World Dementia Envoy to raise funds for research. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-02-2014 11:20 AM
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  16. Major high street businesses make their staff Dementia Friends

    Our high streets are set to become more dementia friendly following a commitment from major British businesses today (Friday 28 February). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-02-2014 10:40 AM
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    28-02-2014, 10:49 AM
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  17. Over 30 MLAs join Paul Rankin at launch of Dementia Friendly Communities in Northern

    Celebrity Chef Paul Rankin joined MLAs at Stormont's Parliament buildings yesterday (26 February) in support of creating Dementia Friendly Communities across Northern Ireland. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-02-2014 11:20 AM
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    27-02-2014, 05:35 PM
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  18. Paul Rankin supports launch of Dementia Friendly Communities programme at Stormont

    Celebrity Chef Paul Rankin joined over 30 MLAs at Stormont's Parliament buildings yesterday (26 February) in support of creating Dementia Friendly Communities across Northern Ireland. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-02-2014 10:50 AM
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  19. Paul Rankin supports launch of Dementia Friendly Communities programme at Stormont

    Celebrity Chef Paul Rankin has pledged his support for Dementia Friendly Communities as the Alzheimer's Society project is launched at Parliament buildings in Stormont today (Wednesday, 26 February) More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-02-2014 09:20 AM
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    26-02-2014, 09:20 AM
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  20. Secretary of State for Health states National Dementia Strategy for England will be '

    Today in Parliament, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP stated that the National Dementia Strategy for England would be 'refreshed and updated'. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-02-2014 06:30 PM
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  21. Chemicals present in cooked foods could be linked to Alzheimer's, says study

    Foods high in compounds called advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) could contribute to the build up of beta-amyloid, a major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-02-2014 11:10 AM
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  22. All for Onesie Road Trip raises money for Alzheimer's Society

    A courageous team are embarking on a 700 mile European road trip... in onsies! More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-02-2014 11:10 AM
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  23. One in five of us fear developing dementia over cancer, finds a Channel 5 News and Yo

    A Channel 5 News and YouGov poll has found that one in five of us fear developing dementia more than cancer, and two thirds of us are concerned about being diagnosed with dementia in the future. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-02-2014 04:40 PM
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    24-02-2014, 06:43 PM
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  24. Pearson Assessment to donate £5 for every online review

    Every year Pearson Assessment, a division of Pearson Education Limited, chooses a charity to support by donating £5 for every online product review they receive. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-02-2014 01:00 PM
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    19-02-2014, 01:00 PM
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  25. Ruth Jones fronts campaign to improve public understanding of dementia in Wales

    Actress and writer Ruth Jones MBE has pledged her support for Dementia Friends as Alzheimer's Society's trailblazing awareness movement is launched in Wales today (Wednesday 19 February 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-02-2014 12:20 PM
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    19-02-2014, 12:20 PM
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