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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. Alzheimer's Society comment on the Older People's Commissioner for Wales 'A Place to

    Too many older people living in care homes in Wales have an unacceptable quality of life, according to a report published today (Monday 10 November 2014) by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-11-2014 09:10 AM
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    10-11-2014, 11:31 AM
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  2. Worthing 'Gran-nan Style' YouTube Video raising Money for Alzheimer's Society

    Gary Mobsey of Worthing has written a parody of the famous 'Gangnam Style' song and produced a video to raise money for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-11-2014 04:30 PM
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    06-11-2014, 05:18 PM
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  3. Antibodies cross blood-brain barrier in primates

    Antibodies could cross blood-brain barriers in primates, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine today (Wednesday 5 November 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-11-2014 11:00 AM
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    06-11-2014, 11:00 AM
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  4. Height associated with increased risk of dementia

    A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has found that people who are shorter have an increased risk of dying with dementia – with this risk found to be stronger in men. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-11-2014 03:40 PM
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    04-11-2014, 06:57 PM
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  5. Ash frontman Tim Wheeler releases album about his father's experience of dementia

    Tim Wheeler of the band Ash has recorded a heartfelt debut solo album in response to the loss of his father, George, who had dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-11-2014 05:10 PM
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    04-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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  6. Alzheimer's Society and Royal Society for Public Health to launch joint qualification

    Alzheimer's Society and Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have joined forces to create a new qualification to help people understand more about dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-11-2014 10:30 AM
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    04-11-2014, 10:30 AM
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  7. Diabetes drugs may be the best available treatment for Alzheimer's disease

    Two type 2 diabetes drugs, lixisenatide and liraglutide, can protect the brains of mice from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, finds a study published today in Neuropharmacology. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-11-2014 09:40 AM
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    04-11-2014, 10:13 AM
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  8. Positive Influence success

    Ragz-CV and Junior Booker held their third annual Positive Influence charity event to benefit Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-11-2014 04:20 PM
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    03-11-2014, 04:20 PM
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  9. Contractors work together to refurbish Princess of Wales Centre

    Contractors from across the country will join forces to refurbish the much-loved Princess of Wales Centre in Sunderland, a day centre for people living with Alzheimer's. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-10-2014 05:40 PM
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    31-10-2014, 05:40 PM
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  10. People with dementia in North Wales create spook-tacular pumpkins for Halloween

    Members of an Alzheimer's Society Seasonal Gardening group in Mold, North Wales, have been busy carving pumpkins in time for Halloween. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-10-2014 05:10 PM
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    31-10-2014, 05:10 PM
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  11. Secrets of old age pave way for a healthier Britain

    Leading health specialists have used the findings of a 35-year study as an evidence base to call on members of the UK public to take responsibility for their own health. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-10-2014 03:30 PM
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    31-10-2014, 03:30 PM
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  12. Secretary of State's announcement on long-term plan for the health service

    Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, will today announce proposals to change the basic NHS model from one centred on hospital care to one that helps people stay healthy and happy at home. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-10-2014 01:30 PM
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    30-10-2014, 01:30 PM
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  13. Dementia is the leading cause of death in women, according to ONS

    Dementia is the leading cause of death in women and the third leading cause among men, according to new mortality statistics released by the Office of National Statistics today (29 October 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 29-10-2014 03:50 PM
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    29-10-2014, 03:50 PM
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  14. Maddy Heath-Kelly soars in to the record books

    Local fundraiser, Maddy Heath-Kelly, has soared into the record books with two world record-breaking skydives. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-10-2014 11:30 AM
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    28-10-2014, 11:30 AM
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  15. Alzheimer's Society comment on BBC Week In Week Out programme

    The NHS in Wales will grind to a halt unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, says Wales' only Professor of Geriatrics. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-10-2014 08:30 AM
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    28-10-2014, 04:25 AM
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  16. Volunteers needed to help run the Alzheimer’s Society Chalet at Winchester Cathedral

    Can you spare a couple of hours to support Alzheimer's Society in Winchester this December? More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-10-2014 06:00 PM
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    27-10-2014, 06:00 PM
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  17. Study claims antioxidants in cocoa can improve cognition

    A diet high in cocoa bean flavanols could enhance cognitive function in middle aged people, according to a study published online in Nature Neuroscience today (Sunday 26 October). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-10-2014 12:00 PM
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    27-10-2014, 12:00 PM
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  18. Alzheimer's Society responds to the new national criteria for social care eligibility

    Today the Government has published the final regulations and guidance for the implementation of part one of the Care Act. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 23-10-2014 02:30 PM
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    23-10-2014, 02:30 PM
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  19. Alzheimer's Society responds to NHS England's Five Year Forward View

    NHS England has today published a Five Year Forward View for healthcare in England, setting out why the NHS needs to change and the actions they will take to deliver transformed care for patients. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 23-10-2014 09:30 AM
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    23-10-2014, 09:30 AM
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  20. GPs to be given £55 for every diagnosis of dementia

    GPs are to be given £55 for every patient they diagnose with dementia under new plans from NHS England. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-10-2014 11:30 AM
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    22-10-2014, 11:30 AM
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  21. Grayson Perry to feature dementia as part of new Channel 4 series on British identity

    Turner Prize-winning Grayson Perry explores identity in a new Channel Four documentary. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-10-2014 01:20 PM
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    21-10-2014, 01:20 PM
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  22. New publication for people with learning disabilities

    Alzheimer's Society, in partnership with the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), has launched two new factsheets for people with learning disabilities. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 20-10-2014 03:50 PM
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    20-10-2014, 03:50 PM
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  23. Alzheimer's Society pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham OBE

    Actress Lynda Bellingham OBE has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 20-10-2014 01:30 PM
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    20-10-2014, 01:30 PM
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  24. Alzheimer's Society pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham

    Actress Lynda Bellingham has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 20-10-2014 11:00 AM
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    20-10-2014, 11:00 AM
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  25. Sunrise backs Alzheimer's Society's pledge on dementia

    Sunrise Senior Living is seeking to improve the understanding of dementia across the UK and dispel the myths surrounding it. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-10-2014 10:00 AM
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    17-10-2014, 10:00 AM
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