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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. Blood proteins can predict dementia in people with Mild Cognitive Impairment

    A number of proteins in the blood could predict the transition between Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and dementia, according to research published today (Tuesday 8 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-07-2014 10:00 AM
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  2. World Cup Carnival

    On 19 June Bircham Dyson Bell hosted their annual charity scavenger race to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-07-2014 04:00 PM
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  3. Visioncare at Home undertake the Glasgow 2014 Tough Mudder event

    We are delighted to report that Visioncare at Home chose to support Alzheimer's Society by undertaking the formidable Tough Mudder Glasgow event. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-07-2014 03:20 PM
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  4. Training in care homes reduces prescription of harmful anti-psychotics to people with

    An innovative training programme for care home staff has cut the use of inappropriate anti-psychotic drugs, which double the risk of death in people with dementia, by a third. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-07-2014 10:10 AM
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    04-07-2014, 02:49 PM
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  5. Great support from Mold based P & A Group

    We were delighted when Mold based company, P & A Group, chose to support Alzheimer's Society as their nominated charity for 2014. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 04:50 PM
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  6. Wrexham Symphony Orchestra present Alzheimer's Society with a cheque for £1,219

    It was music to our ears when the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra presented Alzheimer's Society with a cheque for £1,219 following their recent performance. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 04:10 PM
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  7. Socal care services facing meltdown according to ADASS survey

    Adult social care services will be unsustainable if the current budgetary pressures continue, according to the annual survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 10:40 AM
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    02-07-2014, 11:17 AM
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  8. Desperate shortage of support for people with a dementia diagnosis

    Alzheimer's Society launches Right to Know campaign, to ensure no one is denied access to information and support following a dementia diagnosis. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 08:10 AM
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  9. UK Parliament pledges to become the first dementia-friendly parliament in the world

    The UK Parliament is launching an organisation-wide effort, together with Alzheimer's Society, to become the first ever dementia-friendly parliament in the world today (Monday 30 June 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-06-2014 01:10 PM
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    30-06-2014, 05:45 PM
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  10. People with dementia denied care, says Professor Martin Green

    People with dementia will be denied specialist care until dementia is treated as an illness, a government advisor has said today (Thursday 26 June). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-06-2014 05:40 PM
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  11. Traumatic brain injury linked to risk of dementia in Forces veterans

    Older Armed Forces veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) were linked with a 60 per cent increased rate of developing dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-06-2014 08:10 AM
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  12. Cocoa-extract may counter specific mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

    Lavado – the least-processed form of cocoa – may rescue brain cell activity in the presence of a key protein in Alzheimer's disease called beta amyloid. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-06-2014 05:00 PM
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  13. Prime Minister announces government will double dementia research funding by 2025

    Government spending on dementia research will be doubled by 2025, Prime Minister David Cameron announced at the Global Dementia Legacy event in London today (Thursday 19 June 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-06-2014 05:40 PM
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    19-06-2014, 05:43 PM
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  14. Prime Minister commits to new action on dementia as world leaders gather in London

    Research and development of new drugs for dementia will be fast tracked, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce today (19 June 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-06-2014 08:20 AM
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    19-06-2014, 10:44 AM
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  15. Legacybox - a unique idea helps to fundraise for Alzheimer's Society

    A local Derbyshire man, Leonard Alexander, is raising money for Alzheimer's Society by donating 10% of each Legacy Box he produces and sells. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-06-2014 02:20 PM
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  16. Birds on Bikes take on 3 Nation charity ride for Alzheimer's Society

    The Birds on Bikes are embarking upon the 3 Nation charity ride this July in support of Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-06-2014 01:40 PM
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  17. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) highlights urgent need for new long

    Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) have joined Alzheimer's Society to call for an urgently needed long-term national plan for dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-06-2014 08:40 AM
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  18. Lloyds Banking Group raises a record breaking £4 million for Alzheimer's

    Colleagues from across Lloyds Banking Group have doubled the original two year target just 17 months into their charity partnership with Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-06-2014 02:20 PM
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  19. Most people want to stay at home if diagnosed with dementia but less than half know h

    85 per cent of people would want to stay living at home for as long as possible if diagnosed with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-06-2014 08:30 AM
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  20. Thank you to Doncaster CAMRA for choosing to support us with their 2014 festival

    We are delighted to announce that Alzheimer's Society were the beneficiary charity from this year's Doncaster Beer Festival. This amazing event ran from 24 – 26 April at Doncaster College. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-06-2014 04:30 PM
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  21. King's Fund report calls for fundamental shift in NHS reform

    Transforming the NHS depends on greater emphasis on integration of care and much less on 'bold strokes and big gestures by politicians'. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-06-2014 02:40 PM
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  22. Alzheimer's Society recognises the dedication of carers this Carers Week

    This Carers Week (9 - 15 June 2014) we're celebrating the hard work and dedication of those who care for people with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-06-2014 02:00 PM
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    11-06-2014, 02:00 PM
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  23. Dance for Dementia

    Society ambassador Arlene Phillips CBE wants to get the world dancing on behalf of Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-06-2014 04:40 PM
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  24. Getting fit pays off for Alzheimer’s Society

    A group of over 100 keen Zumba dancers took to the floor on Sunday 11 May in Peterborough to dance their way to a fundraising figure of over £2,500. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-06-2014 11:10 AM
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  25. Rat Race Challenge

    A 20 mile off road running obstacle course was the site of a fundraising challenge in support of Alzheimer’s Society on a cold Saturday in May. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-06-2014 10:30 AM
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    10-06-2014, 10:30 AM
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