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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. NHS continuing healthcare funding not fit for purpose

    Huge failings in NHS continuing care funding - a funding package to provide free health care for people with severe health needs – has been uncovered in a new report from Parkinson's UK today. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-11-2013 08:20 AM
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  2. Mott the Hoople supporting Alzheimer's Society during their autumn tour

    Legendary rock band Mott The Hoople have been backing Alzheimer's Society during their autumn tour as a tribute founder member Dale 'Buffin' Griffin who is living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-11-2013 11:40 AM
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  3. Singing for the Brain group pays homage to Bob Dylan

    People with dementia sing music legend's songs as he blows into town for his sell-out tour. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-11-2013 08:40 AM
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    26-11-2013, 11:36 AM
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  4. G8 dementia summit a unique opportunity for international leaders

    Ahead of the G8 dementia summit on 11 December, Alzheimer's Society and other international charities have today (25 November) sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Health. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-11-2013 11:30 AM
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  5. Pangbourne Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race raises £1,000

    Pangbourne Rotary Club has once again selected Alzheimer's Society as one of the charities to benefit from funds raised at the annual dragon boat race, at Pangbourne Fête in Oxfordshire. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-11-2013 05:30 PM
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  6. Local Fundraisers deliver cheque to the Alzheimer's Society

    Local high street business Towcester Tearooms celebrated its 10th anniversary this year in the High Street of Towcester. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-11-2013 11:40 AM
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  7. Those with dementia continue to have the poorest outcomes in hospitals, a CQC report

    Those with dementia continue to have the poorest outcomes in hospital, according the fourth state of care report released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (21 November 2013). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-11-2013 03:50 PM
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    21-11-2013, 03:57 PM
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  8. New Alzheimer's Society project launched to support people with dementia in South Wes

    An innovative new service to help people with dementia across South West Wales and their carers feel more supported and enjoy a full and active life launched in Llanelli on Friday (15 November). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 20-11-2013 09:50 AM
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  9. Alzheimer's Society's response to the final Francis Report

    Jeremy Hunt has today (Tuesday 19 November) outlined how the NHS will implement the recommendations of the final Francis Report, which explored the major failings of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust from 2005-2009. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-11-2013 03:40 PM
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  10. Scaffolder Sean scales new height for Tyneside Memory Walk

    Scaffolder Sean O’Neill – diagnosed with early onset dementia a year ago aged 51 – cut the ribbon to start 450 people on their way on the Alzheimer’s Society Tyneside Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-10-2012 09:10 AM
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    16-11-2013, 12:25 AM
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  11. Jeremy Hunt announces revised GP contract

    The Secretary of State for Health has today announced changes to the GP contract which will involve four million elderly patients and those with complex conditions being given a named GP. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-11-2013 09:10 AM
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  12. Burford Golf Club swing into action for Alzheimer's Society

    Pete Steele, former Men's Captain at Burford Golf Club, decided on Alzheimer's Society as his chosen charity at the beginning of the year and this week donated an incredible £4,088.55. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-11-2013 08:30 AM
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  13. Young woman from Kidderminster completes the BUPA Great Birmingham Run to raise funds

    On 20 October 2013, Emma Yates challenged herself to complete the Bupa Great Birmingham Run in order to raise funds to help fight dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-11-2013 05:20 PM
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  14. Only half of intermediate care services provide staff with dementia training, finds r

    Only half of home-based intermediate care services provide dementia training to all of their staff, according to a report released by the National Audit of Intermediate care today. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-11-2013 02:40 PM
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  15. NHS England mandate refresh announced

    The Department of Health has today (Tuesday 12 November) published the NHS Mandate for England for 2014-15. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-11-2013 06:30 PM
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  16. Volunteer writes book on 'the flavour of his life' with proceeds going to Alzheimer's

    Gino volunteered for the Alzheimer's Society charity shop in Berwick for a number of years and when he decided to write a book based on his life he wanted all the proceeds to go to the Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-11-2013 12:50 PM
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  17. Alzheimer's Society supporter to hold a 'Wagging 'n' Walking winter ball'

    Alzheimer's Society supporter Sarah Melville explains why she is supporting the charity with her Wagging 'n' Walking Winter Ball. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-11-2013 08:50 AM
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  18. The Rotary Clubs of Mid Shropshire support Alzheimer's Society through their Tree of

    On Wednesday 20 November the Rotary Clubs will host the tree of light ceremony in Shrewsbury from 7pm, and they invite you to join them. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-11-2013 09:00 AM
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  19. Lawn Chorus – Swindon choir raises £400 for Alzheimer's Society

    Lawn Chorus choir of Swindon held a free concert on 19 October for Alzheimer's Society, entitled 'Best of British'. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 07-11-2013 03:40 PM
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  20. Angela Rippon wins National Dementia Care Ambassador Award

    Angela Rippon has won the National Dementia Care Ambassador in recognition of her role as an Alzheimer's Society Ambassador. She was presented with the prize last night (6 November 2013) at the 8th Annual UK Dementia Congress. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 07-11-2013 02:50 PM
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  21. Exclusive auction of Thunderbirds nameplates to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society

    The Railway Magazine has teamed up with Virgin Trains to auction two unique Class 57/3 'Thunderbird' nameplates. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 07-11-2013 02:10 PM
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  22. Speaking more than one language delays the onset of dementia

    Research published in Neurology today (Wednesday 6 November 2013) shows that being bilingual may prevent the onset of dementia by on average, 4.5 years. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 07-11-2013 08:10 AM
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  23. Alzheimer's Society delighted as Yorkshire Post announces Christmas Appeal 2013 chari

    The Yorkshire Post launched their annual Christmas Appeal in Saturday's (2 November) paper and announced they will be supporting Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 05-11-2013 02:50 PM
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  24. Hyde Housing take to the saddle for Alzheimer's Society

    Hyde Housing Group prove a brilliant example of team spirit, determination and a great way to raise funds for charity. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-11-2013 12:40 PM
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  25. Rising to the challenge: Making technology a better enabler for people with dementia

    Alzheimer's Society today (4 November 2013) is calling on providers, academics, leaders and users of assistive technology to take joint action on creating a dementia-friendly technology charter. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-11-2013 12:00 PM
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