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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 responds to Andy Burnham speech

    Alzheimer's Society statement in response to plans announced by Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham to reform the health and social care system today (Tuesday 27 January). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-01-2015 06:30 PM
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  2. Study suggests link between long-term use of anticholinergics and dementia risk

    The long-term use of certain medications with anticholinergic effects, such as sleep aids and hayfever treatments, could be linked to an increased risk of dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-01-2015 05:40 PM
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  3. Alarming backlog of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    There has been a sharp increase in the number of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-01-2015 04:00 PM
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    26-01-2015, 05:05 PM
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  4. East Herts Golf Club chooses Alzheimer's Society for charity of the year

    Last Sunday saw David Moses complete the ritual of driving in from the first tee at East Herts Golf Club to launch his year as Captain and the adoption of Alzheimer's Society as his Captain's Charity. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-01-2015 01:40 PM
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    22-01-2015, 01:40 PM
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  5. Social care system in rapid decline, warns Age UK

    Despite rising demand the amount spent on social care for older people has fallen nationally by £1.1 billion (14.4 per cent) since 2010/11, according to research from Age UK. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-01-2015 01:00 PM
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    21-01-2015, 05:32 PM
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  6. New day care support service opens its doors in Torfaen

    An Alzheimer's Society day care support service has recently opened its doors to people with dementia in Torfaen, south Wales. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-01-2015 12:10 PM
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  7. Over a million for Alzheimer's Society from Text Santa

    Text Santa has raised its highest-ever total of £6.2 million. The money raised will benefit six UK charities, including Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-01-2015 11:00 AM
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    21-01-2015, 11:00 AM
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  8. A Million Pounds for Alzheimer's Society from Text Santa

    Text Santa has raised its highest-ever total of £6.2 million. The money raised will benefit six UK charities, including Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 20-01-2015 03:50 PM
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  9. Ageing population 'one of top three challenges facing the UK', poll finds

    The country's ageing population is seen to be one of the top three challenges facing UK society over the next 20 years. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-01-2015 12:00 PM
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    19-01-2015, 12:00 PM
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  10. Population screening for dementia still not recommended for over 65s

    The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has today (Thursday 15 January) upheld its recommendation against screening everyone aged 65 and over for dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-01-2015 06:10 PM
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    15-01-2015, 07:17 PM
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  11. Partners from industry and academia to join European research initiative for the prev

    Members of The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia (EPAD) initiative today announced the start of a novel collaboration between academic and private sectors. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-01-2015 04:50 PM
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    15-01-2015, 04:50 PM
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  12. A protein activated by the cold could lead to breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment, stu

    A protein activated in response to the cold can prevent the loss of connections between brain cells in neurodegenerative diseases, reports a study published in Nature today (14 January 2015). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-01-2015 07:10 PM
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  13. Compounds in blood linked to Alzheimer's disease

    A number of molecules formed from cholesterol and found in the blood could be linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from King's College London. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-01-2015 04:10 PM
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    13-01-2015, 04:10 PM
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  14. Newbury couple raise funds through a festive party

    Newbury couple host a fundraising party over the festive season to raise money for Alzheimer's Society More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-01-2015 04:50 PM
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    06-01-2015, 04:50 PM
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  15. 2014 North East Memory Walks enjoy most successful year to date

    In September of 2014 something magical happened across the North East of England, three Memory Walks saw over 1,800 participants stride out to fight dementia together. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 05-01-2015 12:20 PM
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  16. A date with the Queen for Alzheimer's Society Ambassador

    Alzheimer's Society Ambassador Meera Syal has been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list for services to drama by being created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-12-2014 01:00 PM
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    31-12-2014, 01:00 PM
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  17. Thank you to Lees Solicitors for choosing to support Alzheimer's Society

    Alzheimer's Society were Lees Solicitors nominated charity for the year raising over £3,000. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-12-2014 04:10 PM
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    30-12-2014, 04:10 PM
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  18. Women's Weekly raises over £1,600 for Alzheimer's Society and breaks two new Guinness

    Women's Weekly supports Alzheimer's Society and claims two new Guinness World Records. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-12-2014 03:40 PM
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    30-12-2014, 03:40 PM
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  19. Lloyds Banking Group and Alzheimer's Society end their partnership on a high

    After two hugely successful years, it's time to bid farewell to our Charity of the Year partnership with Lloyds Banking Group. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-12-2014 11:40 AM
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    30-12-2014, 11:40 AM
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  20. Alzheimer's Society shortlisted for national award

    Alzheimer's Society in Wales has been shortlisted for the Class award for best communications for its Dementia Friends programme in the 2014 Third Sector Awards Cymru. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 23-12-2014 01:40 PM
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    23-12-2014, 01:40 PM
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  21. Record-breaking total for ITV's Text Santa

    Last Friday (19 December), ITV's Text Santa raised the highest total ever at £5,503,065, as millions of viewers tuned in to an evening of entertainment. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-12-2014 12:00 PM
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    22-12-2014, 12:00 PM
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  22. Thank you to Withington Golf Club for their year of support

    Alzheimer's Society were selected to be supported for a year by the Captain, Lady Captain and President of Withington Golf Club. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-12-2014 06:00 PM
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  23. B Legal team raise funds through festive fun

    B Legal Solicitors from Henley-on-Thames raise money for Alzheimer's Society through a series of festive fundraising events. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-12-2014 05:20 PM
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  24. Megan's head shave raises over £3K

    We are delighted that Megan has chosen to support Alzheimer's Society by undertaking such wonderfully brave fundraising. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-12-2014 04:50 PM
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  25. UK deaths from Alzheimer's disease up by 52 per cent, finds study

    An analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study, published today (18 December) in The Lancet, has found that Alzheimer's disease was responsible for 52 per cent more deaths in 2013 compared to 1990. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-12-2014 10:00 AM
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    18-12-2014, 04:33 PM
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