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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. 15-minute visits to the elderly and disabled by carers to be phased out by a Labour G

    Labour leader Ed Miliband is likely to unveil plans for a 'care charter' later today (Thursday 15 May). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-05-2014 01:30 PM
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  2. Significant variation in standards of care for people dying in hospitals

    The National Care of the Dying Audit for Hospitals led by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) reports today (Thursday 15 May) significant variations in care across hospitals in England. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-05-2014 08:20 AM
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  3. Anti-depressant prevents amyloid build up in the brains of mice and men

    A study published in Science Translational Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, has discovered that the anti-depressant drug Citalopram reduces the production of amyloid beta. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-05-2014 06:10 PM
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    14-05-2014, 06:10 PM
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  4. Dementia research showcased at UCL open day

    UCL Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre open their doors to the public to celebrate international clinical trials day on 20 May 2014. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-05-2014 03:00 PM
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    13-05-2014, 03:00 PM
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  5. Dementia Friends at The Alzheimer's Show

    Dementia Friends will be running Information Sessions for up to 200 people at The Alzheimer's Show on 16-17 May 2014, Olympia, London. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-05-2014 05:10 PM
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    12-05-2014, 05:10 PM
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  6. Volunteer staff swap suits for shovels to support local Alzheimer's Society day centr

    A team of colleagues from Companies House in Cardiff have begun work on a project to transform the garden of an Alzheimer's Society day centre for people with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-05-2014 02:40 PM
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  7. Dying Matters Awareness Week

    Millions of Britons are failing to make adequate plans for their death and don't know the wishes of their loved ones, according to a new study released by the Dying Matters Coalition today. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-05-2014 08:30 AM
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  8. Alzheimer's Society and Public Health England launch Dementia Friends TV campaign

    Alzheimer's Society, working with Public Health England, has launched a major new advertising campaign. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 07-05-2014 09:30 AM
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    07-05-2014, 09:30 AM
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  9. Star-studded Dementia Friends campaign launches this week

    Public Health England are launching a star-studded TV campaign this week for Alzheimer's Society initiative Dementia Friends. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-05-2014 11:30 AM
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    04-05-2014, 11:30 AM
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  10. Alzheimer's Society supporting The Alzheimer's Show

    Alzheimer's Society is pleased to be supporting the first Alzheimer's Show taking place at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London on 19 and 20 April. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-04-2013 05:30 PM
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    01-05-2014, 07:54 PM
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  11. World Dementia Council meets for the first time

    At the inaugural meeting, new members of The World Dementia Council have today (Thursday 1 May 2014) announced how they plan to support Dennis Gillings in tackling dementia globally. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-05-2014 05:50 PM
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  12. Every NHS staff member will have dementia training by 2018

    All NHS staff will have received dementia training by 2018, according to the Health Education England mandate release today (Thursday 1 May). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-05-2014 10:50 AM
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  13. Neglect and abuse of elderly in care homes exposed by undercover footage on Panorama

    Today (Wednesday April 30), Panorama will broadcast footage exposing elderly residents being abused and taunted by staff supposed to be caring for them at a care home in Essex. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-04-2014 05:00 PM
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    30-04-2014, 05:00 PM
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  14. Air, Sea and Land Challenge Kingsbridge 2014

    Six members of staff from Quay Court Care Home in Kingsbridge are undertaking a trio of challenges to raise vital funds for people affected by dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-04-2014 03:30 PM
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    30-04-2014, 03:30 PM
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  15. Lodge Hill to host 10k race and 3k family fun run in aid of Alzheimer's Society

    Lodge Hill near Pulborough have taken up the challenge of staging a 10k race and 3k Family fun run jointly for Alzheimer's Society and Lodge Hill. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-04-2014 02:50 PM
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  16. Fitness and IQ at 18 may increase the risk of early-onset dementia, study suggests

    Teenagers with poor fitness and poor cognitive performance are seven times more likely to develop early-onset dementia, according to research published in the journal Brain (6 March 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-03-2014 09:30 AM
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    29-04-2014, 09:07 PM
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  17. 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, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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    24-04-2014, 02:09 PM
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  18. Blood test for people with mild cognitive impairment may predict those at greater ris

    A study in Annals of Neurology found that people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and high levels of copper in their bloodstream were at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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    24-04-2014, 12:52 PM
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  19. 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, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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    24-04-2014, 11:40 AM
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  20. Alzheimer's Society comment on GP surgery reforms

    David Cameron has announced that over 7.5 million people will be offered increased access to GP services through extended opening times and new consultation methods using video-phone and email. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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  21. 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, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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  22. 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, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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  23. 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, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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  24. 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, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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  25. Failing to Care Coalition calls for an end to unnecessary reassessment of NHS continu

    The 'Failing to Care Coalition' has called today 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, 24-04-2014 11:40 AM
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    24-04-2014, 11:40 AM
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