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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. Dementia Community Roadshow stops off at Royal Welsh Show

    For the first time visitors to this year's Royal Welsh Show will have the opportunity to find out more about dementia with the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Community Roadshow making an appearance. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 16-07-2014 10:20 AM
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  2. Clinical trial shows offering health guidance to people in later life may prevent ear

    A comprehensive two-year clinical trial has shown a combined approach involving exercise, diet, cognitive training, social activities and management of heart health can significantly improve memory. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 16-07-2014 08:30 AM
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  3. Welsh taskforce develop three-year dementia plan for Cardiff and the Vale

    A plan to tackle an expected rise in the number of people with dementia in the Welsh capital was unveiled yesterday (Monday 14 July). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-07-2014 04:50 PM
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  4. Fewer cases of dementia reported in developed nations suggests possibility of prevent

    A series of new research studies exploring the prevalence and incidence* of dementia worldwide have today been presented (Tuesday 15 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-07-2014 08:30 AM
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  5. Sheffield University student launches 'selfie' campaign to raise awareness of dementi

    Laura Levin, 21, of University of Sheffield has taken up the challenge of raising awareness and funds through her 'I Remember When' campaign for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 11:50 AM
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  6. Poor sleep linked to increased risk of dementia in Forces veterans

    Armed Forces veterans who experienced sleep problems were linked with a 30 per cent increased chance of developing dementia in research presented today (Monday July 14). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 11:00 AM
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  7. One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide could be prevented, suggests new

    As many as one in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide could be prevented by modifying lifestyle factors, according to a study published today (14 July 2014) in the journal, Lancet Neurology. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 11:00 AM
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  8. Loss of smell linked to cognitive decline and dementia in older people

    A decreased ability to identify odours could be an early indicator of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, according to research presented today (13 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 10:20 AM
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  9. Eye scans could detect Alzheimer's disease

    Eye scans could be used to detect Alzheimer's disease, according to new research presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen today (13 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 10:20 AM
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  10. Playing games and puzzles correlates with brain volume and function in middle age

    Time spent playing games and puzzles correlates to brain volume in middle age. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 10:20 AM
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  11. Cataracts surgery improves memory in people with dementia

    Cataract surgery can benefit people with dementia's ability to recall memories as well as vision. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 09:30 AM
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    14-07-2014, 10:14 AM
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  12. Eye scans could detect Alzheimer's disease

    Eye scans could be used to detect Alzheimer's disease, according to new research presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen today (Sunday 13 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 08:50 AM
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    14-07-2014, 09:38 AM
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  13. Cataracts surgery improves memory in people with dementia

    Cataract surgery can benefit people with dementia's ability to recall memories as well as vision according to research. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 08:50 AM
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  14. Smoking increases risk of dementia, according to World Health Organization

    Smokers have a 45 per cent higher risk of developing all forms of dementia than non-smokers, according to a report published today (Wednesday 9 July). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-07-2014 06:20 PM
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    10-07-2014, 06:43 PM
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  15. Reports highlight funding crisis in health and social care

    The NHS is facing an imminent funding crisis, according to a report published by the think tank Nuffield Trust today (Thursday 10 July). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-07-2014 02:10 PM
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  16. Jamie Anderson to run Dementia Friends information session in Oxford

    The son of legendary television and film producer Gerry Anderson is to host a free Dementia Friends session in Oxford on Sunday 20 July. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-07-2014 01:40 PM
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  17. Free Dementia Friends session run by Jamie Anderson

    The son of legendary television and film producer Gerry Anderson will host a free Dementia Friends session in Oxford. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-07-2014 09:50 AM
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    10-07-2014, 10:20 AM
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  18. Vulnerable patients to be given personal budgets, says NHS Chief Executive

    Older people, disabled children, people with serious mental illnesses or serious learning disabilities will be offered personal budgets to choose their own care services. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-07-2014 04:40 PM
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  19. Award-winning actress Josette Simon OBE to run dementia information session for peopl

    Award-winning actress and Dementia Friends Champion, Josette Simon, is looking for members of the public to sign up to attend a Dementia Friends information session that she is running on 16 July. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-07-2014 05:00 PM
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  20. World Cup fun(draising) for Alzheimer's Society

    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, 08-07-2014 03:50 PM
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  21. 16 year old boy raises over £1,700k for Alzheimer's Society by wearing a dress to his

    A huge congratulations to an amazing supporter, Isaac Olding from Long Eaton, who has raised over £1,700 by wearing a dress to his year 11 prom last week. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-07-2014 03:20 PM
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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