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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. Green-fingered Selsey residents raise thousands

    Residents of Selsey opened their gardens in June 2014 and raised £5,300 for Alzheimer's Society and St Wilfrid's Hospice in Chichester. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-08-2014 02:30 PM
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  2. A new service to connect people to dementia research studies

    A new service to connect people to dementia research studies is being piloted in North Thames. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-08-2014 10:50 AM
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  3. Carey Mulligan attends Alzheimer's Society Fundraiser

    Bafta-winning actress and Alzheimer's Society ambassador Carey Mulligan attended the charity fundraising event at the Wyndham Theatre, following her performance in the British play Skylight. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-08-2014 09:40 AM
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  4. Wheels of Gory women's roller derby team put their skates on to launch Oxford Memory

    Oxford's roller derby team Wheels of Gory put their skates on in the University Parks today to encourage sign ups to Alzheimer's Society's Oxford Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-07-2014 05:10 PM
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  5. Nottingham Memory Walk launches with a song

    The Lord Mayor of Nottingham was serenaded by some senior singing sensations this morning as he helped launch this year's Nottingham Memory Walk for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-07-2014 03:10 PM
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  6. A touch of the Middle East at this year's Surrey Memory Walk

    Three generations of one Banstead family are calling on residents to sign up for the Surrey Memory Walk in aid of Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-07-2014 02:30 PM
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  7. Local nurse calls for better dementia awareness

    A nurse from Staffordshire says more people need to be made aware that dementia does not just affect the elderly. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-07-2014 01:50 PM
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  8. Bedford Memory Walk launches with a splash

    A Bedford family are urging local residents to sign up for the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk, after they have personal experience with the condition. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-07-2014 12:40 PM
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  9. Broomstock comes to life

    The small village of Broom was turned into a musical mecca last weekend as people descended to enjoy the new music festival 'Broomstock'. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-07-2014 11:30 AM
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  10. Depression could be separate risk factor for dementia, study suggests

    Depression could increase a person's risk of developing dementia independently of the biological factors thought to cause the dementia, according to new research published in Neurology (30 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 31-07-2014 09:30 AM
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  11. Number of patients with recorded diagnosis of dementia increases by 62 per cent over

    Provisional figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show 344,000 patients had a recorded diagnosis of dementia in 2013/14. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-07-2014 12:10 PM
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  12. Number of English communities working to become dementia friendly triples expectation

    Alzheimer's Society today (Monday 28 July 2014) announces that over 60 towns and cities in England have committed to become dementia friendly. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 29-07-2014 09:30 AM
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  13. Family joins forces with Alzheimer's Society to launch Leeds Memory Walk

    Three generations of a Leeds family came together at Roundhay Park to encourage people sign up to Alzheimer’s Society's Leeds Memory Walk which takes place on Saturday 6 September. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 23-07-2014 04:00 PM
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    23-07-2014, 05:02 PM
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  14. Mayor of Peterborough launches Peterborough Memory Walk at new Dementia Café

    The Mayor of Peterborough Councillor David Over and members of a new Dementia Café put on their walking boots to launch Peterborough Memory Walk, which takes place in Ferry Meadows on 7 September. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-07-2014 05:20 PM
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  15. Chris Sainsbury to take on Peak Lenin for Alzheimer's Society

    An adventure travel expert from Exeter is to embark on a gruelling expedition this July to climb Kyrgyzstan's Peak Lenin (7134m), in a bid to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-07-2014 03:00 PM
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  16. Welsh Declaration of the Rights of Older People published

    Wales has become the first country in the world to adopt a Declaration of the Rights of Older People. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-07-2014 03:40 PM
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  17. Supporters join forces to launch Cardiff Memory Walk

    Performers from Samba Galêz joined forces with local fundraisers this week to launch Alzheimer's Society's Cardiff Memory Walk, which will take place in Bute Park on Saturday 13 September 2014. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 16-07-2014 02:30 PM
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  18. Hospital trust system to be extended to care homes

    Jeremy Hunt is set to announce today (16 July) that hospital trusts that were put into special measures will be rolled out to include care homes and home-care services. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 16-07-2014 12:50 PM
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  19. Course for dementia carers reduces anxiety and depression in the long term

    An eight-week course which provides education, stress relief and emotional support for dementia carers is the first cost-effective programme to reduce anxiety and depression for two years. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 16-07-2014 09:10 AM
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    16-07-2014, 10:23 AM
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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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