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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. Record store organises concert to raise money for Alzheimer's Society

    Store owner Lee Mason has organised the event to coincide with Record Store Day to support people living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 16-04-2014 03:00 PM
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  2. LaingBuisson report highlights new 'top up' market in care homes

    There could be an increase in 'top-up funding' paid by care homes residents, according to a new report by healthcare experts, LangBuisson, published today (Monday 14 April 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-04-2014 09:00 AM
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  3. Blood test for people with mild cognitive impairment may predict those at greater ris

    A new study has found that people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and high levels of a particular type of copper in their blood might be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-04-2014 08:20 AM
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    14-04-2014, 08:30 AM
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  4. Council leaders across England and Wales show support for Alzheimer's Society Dementi

    Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), is today writing to council leaders to ask them to join his own personal commitment to train to become a Dementia Friend. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-04-2014 12:30 PM
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  5. Depression in old age not being diagnosed because doctors struggle to spot the sympto

    Almost nine out of ten elderly people with depression are getting no help because doctors struggle to spot the symptoms or confuse it with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-04-2014 01:50 PM
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  6. Independent commission concludes our health and social care systems don't meet the ne

    An independent commission set up by The King's Fund has concluded that our health and social care systems are no longer fit for purpose. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-04-2014 08:30 AM
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    03-04-2014, 04:03 PM
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  7. GP claims new dementia diagnosis targets will lead to over-diagnosis

    New targets for diagnosing dementia will lead to more harm than good, according to an article written by Dr. Martin Brunet, a GP, in the BMJ today. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-04-2014 08:10 AM
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    02-04-2014, 09:28 AM
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  8. Failing to Care Coalition calls for an end to unnecessary reassessment of NHS continu

    The 'Failing to Care Coalition' has called for an end to the unnecessary and distressing reassessment for NHS continuing care, for people with progressive and non-improving conditions. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-04-2014 09:10 AM
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  9. Care and Support Alliance investigate consequences of changing eligibility criteria f

    The Care and Support Alliance (CSA) is releasing findings of an investigation commissioned by people with a disability into government plans for who will and who won't get care under the new system. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-03-2014 12:50 PM
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    26-03-2014, 12:50 PM
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  10. Employers and employees are being hit hard by workforce caring for people with dement

    Carers UK and business forum ‘Employers for Carers' has today (25 March 2014) highlighted the challenges of staff having to care for people with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-03-2014 10:00 AM
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  11. Societe Generale celebrate first year of supporting Alzheimer's Society

    Societe Generale has exceeded their expectations in the first year of its two year partnership with Alzheimer's Society, fundraising £450,000 in year one - nearly double their target of £250,000. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 05:10 PM
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    19-03-2014, 05:10 PM
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  12. A good life with dementia?

    Today, a new independent report commissioned by Red & Yellow Care has been launched to show what a 'good life' with dementia could look like. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 02:00 PM
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  13. Accenture team smash fundraising target at Milton Keynes Half Marathon

    Accenture team raise more than £800! More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 02:00 PM
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    19-03-2014, 02:00 PM
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  14. Big big charity bash

    Santander staff Kate Hircock, Abbegail Williams, Anthea Taylor and ex-employee Kim Ford raised £11,335 for the Alzheimer's Society on Saturday 4 January at our Big Big Charity Bash in Buckingham. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 02:00 PM
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    19-03-2014, 02:00 PM
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  15. Big Big Charity Bash!

    Santander staff Kate Hircock, Abbegail Williams, Anthea Taylor and ex-employee Kim Ford raised £11,335 for the Alzheimer's Society on Saturday 4 January at our Big Big Charity Bash in Buckingham. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 12:40 PM
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  16. Accenture Team Smash Fundraising Target at Milton Keynes Half Marathon!

    Accenture team raise more than £800! More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 12:10 PM
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    19-03-2014, 12:10 PM
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  17. Fiction fundraiser raises £1400 for Alzheimer's Society

    Seven fledgling Nottingham authors have clubbed together to publish a collection of stories sold in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 10:50 AM
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  18. Alzheimer's Society supporter Emily Wise is planning a trio of fundraising events in

    Brilliant supporter Emily is planning three separate fundraising events in memory of her grandmother Avis Wise for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 09:50 AM
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  19. Mayor of Stockport's Charity of the Year Support

    We're delighted to report that Mayor of Stockport, Chris Murphy, is supporting Alzheimer's Society as his joint charity of the year. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-03-2014 09:10 AM
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    19-03-2014, 09:10 AM
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  20. Fundraising at Coleg Gwent, Risca for Alzheimer's Society

    Alzheimer's Society were recently chosen by the Hospitality and Catering department at Coleg Gwent to be the recipient of their fundraising activities. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-03-2014 11:30 AM
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    18-03-2014, 11:30 AM
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  21. Hair today, gone tomorrow...

    A Bridgend resident is all set for a very close shave to mark her 75th birthday later this month to help raise vital funds for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-03-2014 10:40 AM
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  22. Alzheimer's Society ambassador Lynda Bellingham receives OBE

    Actress and Alzheimer's Society Ambassador, Lynda Bellingham, has received an OBE from Prince Charles for her charitable work. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-03-2014 06:40 PM
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  23. Cardiff Volunteer Fundraising Group raises over £900 for Alzheimer's Society

    On Friday 7 March the Cardiff Volunteer Fundraising Group held their annual barn dance at the Earl Haig Memorial Club, Whitchurch, Cardiff. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-03-2014 06:10 PM
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    17-03-2014, 06:10 PM
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  24. Family Law Practice supports Alzheimer's Society

    We were very excited to hear Alzhiemer's Society has been chosen by Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice as their Charity of the Year. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-03-2014 05:30 PM
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  25. Vote for Alzheimer's Society to be official partner for Virgin London Marathon 2016

    Virgin Money staff can Vote for Alzheimer's Society to be the Official Charity partner for the 2016 Virgin Money London marathon. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-03-2014 02:30 PM
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    17-03-2014, 02:30 PM
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