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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. Paul Rankin supports launch of Dementia Friendly Communities programme at Stormont

    Celebrity Chef Paul Rankin joined over 30 MLAs at Stormont's Parliament buildings yesterday (26 February) in support of creating Dementia Friendly Communities across Northern Ireland. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-02-2014 09:50 AM
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  2. Paul Rankin supports launch of Dementia Friendly Communities programme at Stormont

    Celebrity Chef Paul Rankin has pledged his support for Dementia Friendly Communities as the Alzheimer's Society project is launched at Parliament buildings in Stormont today (Wednesday, 26 February) More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-02-2014 08:20 AM
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  3. Secretary of State for Health states National Dementia Strategy for England will be '

    Today in Parliament, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP stated that the National Dementia Strategy for England would be 'refreshed and updated'. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-02-2014 05:30 PM
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  4. Chemicals present in cooked foods could be linked to Alzheimer's, says study

    Foods high in compounds called advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) could contribute to the build up of beta-amyloid, a major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-02-2014 10:10 AM
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  5. All for Onesie Road Trip raises money for Alzheimer's Society

    A courageous team are embarking on a 700 mile European road trip... in onsies! More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-02-2014 10:10 AM
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  6. One in five of us fear developing dementia over cancer, finds a Channel 5 News and Yo

    A Channel 5 News and YouGov poll has found that one in five of us fear developing dementia more than cancer, and two thirds of us are concerned about being diagnosed with dementia in the future. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-02-2014 03:40 PM
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    24-02-2014, 05:43 PM
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  7. Pearson Assessment to donate £5 for every online review

    Every year Pearson Assessment, a division of Pearson Education Limited, chooses a charity to support by donating £5 for every online product review they receive. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-02-2014 12:00 PM
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  8. Ruth Jones fronts campaign to improve public understanding of dementia in Wales

    Actress and writer Ruth Jones MBE has pledged her support for Dementia Friends as Alzheimer's Society's trailblazing awareness movement is launched in Wales today (Wednesday 19 February 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-02-2014 11:20 AM
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  9. New YouGov poll: British public overwhelmingly opposed to their personal medical hist

    New poll shows 65 per cent of Britons oppose sale of their records, and consumer groups are mobilising against the unpopular measure. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-02-2014 11:00 AM
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    18-02-2014, 05:44 PM
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  10. South Asian communities to receive tailored dementia support

    A new initiative which aims to provide South Asian families and the wider community with culturally-tailored information about dementia has been launched by Alzheimer’s Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-02-2014 10:00 AM
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  11. Integration between health and social care further highlighted

    The need for integration of health and social care was further highlighted in a report by the Health Select Committee, released today (Wednesday 12 February 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-02-2014 04:30 PM
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  12. Residents across Wales encouraged to help people with dementia do something they love

    This Valentine's Day Alzheimer's Society is urging residents across Wales to support someone with dementia to do something they love. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-02-2014 03:40 PM
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  13. Hundreds of thousands with dementia suffer from malnutrition, says report

    More attention needs to be focused on the problem of malnutrition in people living with dementia, according to a new report released from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) and the Compass Group. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-02-2014 12:00 PM
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  14. Newark fundraiser takes on huge fundraising challenge 'BABERT' for Alzheimer's Societ

    Sam Thompson, 19, from Newark is set to embark on a huge fundraising challenge for Alzheimer's Society and Cancer Research UK. Sam aims to raise an enormous £100,000 between the two charities. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-02-2014 10:10 AM
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  15. Argos stores join forces with volunteers to collect vital funds for dementia

    On 18 January, Argos colleagues joined over a thousand volunteers to collect money at stores all over the UK and Ireland to transform the lives of people living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-01-2014 06:20 PM
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  16. Argos stores join forces with volunteers to collect vital funds for dementia

    On 18th January, Argos colleagues joined over a thousand volunteers to collect money at stores all over the UK and Ireland to transform the lives of people living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-01-2014 04:30 PM
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    31-01-2014, 05:31 PM
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  17. Virgin Trains Thunderbirds nameplates auction raises £5,000 for Alzheimer's Society

    The sale of two Thunderbird nameplates from Virgin Trains' old class locomotives has helped raise much needed funds for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-01-2014 11:30 AM
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    30-01-2014, 11:30 AM
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  18. Diabetes and high oestrogen levels linked to increased dementia risk in older women

    Older women with both diabetes and naturally high oestrogen levels are 14 times more likely to develop dementia than women without diabetes, according to new research. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-01-2014 08:40 AM
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  19. Turning helplessness into positivity for Alzheimer's Society

    After sadly losing her grandfather to dementia in August 2013, Claire Welham of Colchester decided to do something positive to make a difference. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 29-01-2014 02:40 PM
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  20. Dedication over Christmas helps bring in the cash for dementia

    Samantha Hutton of Colchester got into the festive spirit in December by organising a Christmas-themed ladies night for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 29-01-2014 11:40 AM
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  21. Study suggests link between pesticide, DDT and Alzheimer's disease

    Exposure to the pesticide DDT could be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according a study published in the journal, JAMA Neurology today (27 January 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-01-2014 11:30 AM
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  22. Study suggests link between pesiticide, DDT and Alzheimer's disease

    Exposure to the pesticide DDT could be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according a study published in the journal, JAMA Neurology today (27 January 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-01-2014 05:40 PM
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  23. Raising the alarm for Alzheimer's Society in Conwy

    People living with dementia and their carers in Conwy, North Wales, were surprised this week by a visit from Mike Peters, lead singer of well-known band The Alarm. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-01-2014 04:10 PM
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    24-01-2014, 04:10 PM
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  24. New global partnership aims to accelerate dementia drug discovery

    Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) are offering up to $1.5 million to new research projects which could speed up developing treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-01-2014 09:30 AM
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  25. Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids help boost brain volume, according to study

    People with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids obtained from a diet of fish may also have larger brain volumes in old age, according to a study published on Wednesday 22 January in Neurology. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 23-01-2014 08:30 AM
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    23-01-2014, 08:30 AM
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