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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. Cabinet become Dementia Friends to mark #GivingTuesday

    The cabinet followed David Cameron's lead and all became Dementia Friends today (2 December) as part of a nationwide initiative run by Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness of dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-12-2014 06:10 PM
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  2. DNA home-testing kit released in the UK

    A personal DNA testing kit that gives users an insight into their genetic make-up has gone on sale in the UK today (Tuesday 2 December 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-12-2014 05:20 PM
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  3. £15 million towards dementia research to be announced in Autumn Statement

    In tomorrow's Autumn Statement, George Osborne will pledge at least £15 million towards a new fund for dementia research. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-12-2014 01:10 PM
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  4. Secrets of dementia research uncovered in Cardiff

    Members of the public were given a unique opportunity to discover more about the secrets of dementia research at an event organised by Alzheimer's Society in Cardiff on Friday (28 November 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-12-2014 04:40 PM
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  5. Phillip Schofield kicks off Text Santa with 24 hour live TV marathon

    To celebrate the launch of ITV's Text Santa, Phillip Schofield will be broadcasting live across TV screens for 24 hours, starting today (1 December) at 11am. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-12-2014 01:50 PM
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    01-12-2014, 02:36 PM
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  6. Coffee consumption may lower the risk of Alzheimer's

    Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day may help to protect against Alzheimer's disease. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-11-2014 11:30 AM
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    27-11-2014, 06:33 PM
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  7. Gene study sheds light on memory power and performance

    Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh have discovered people with gene variants are more likely to have memory problems even if they are cognitively healthy. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-11-2014 10:50 AM
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  8. Christmas Carols at Maidstone Mall

    Staff, volunteers and people affected by dementia in Kent will be singing Christmas carols at The Mall in Maidstone to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-11-2014 10:20 AM
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  9. Two Alzheimer's Society supporters win Best Bravest Women Awards 2014

    Gina Shaw and Viv Galley, who are supporters of Alzheimer's Society, have both won an award at the Best Bravest Women Awards in recognition for their bravery in coping with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-11-2014 01:10 PM
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    24-11-2014, 01:10 PM
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  10. Intimacy in care homes

    Alzheimer's Society is calling for greater training and awareness among care home staff when it comes to sex and relationships. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 20-11-2014 05:50 PM
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  11. Obesity link to memory and thinking problems in healthy adults

    Obesity in healthy older adults may be linked to memory and thinking problems, according to research presented at Neuroscience 2014 in Washington DC today (18 November 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-11-2014 09:30 AM
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  12. Alzheimer's Society responds to HSJ Commission on Hospital Care For Frail Older Peopl

    The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has today published the findings of its Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-11-2014 09:30 AM
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  13. Disturbed sleep patterns could cause memory problems

    Eating during normal times for sleep may be harmful to memory according to a study presented at Neuroscience 2014 conference in Washington DC today (Tuesday 18 November 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-11-2014 09:30 AM
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  14. Therapy programme significantly improves carers' mental health and quality of life

    Giving dementia carers stress coping strategies and emotional support can significantly improve clinical depression and quality of life, finds a Lancet Psychiatry study published today (19 November). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-11-2014 09:30 AM
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  15. Holby City tackles vascular dementia

    BBC One's medical drama Holby City has been tackling dementia with one of its key characters, Serena Campbell, since May 2014. Tonight (Tuesday 18 November) the storyline comes to a climax. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-11-2014 06:20 PM
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  16. Charities pledge to jump-start drug development for brain diseases

    Consortium seeks to uncover promising drugs in pharma libraries and conduct clinical trials. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-11-2014 09:20 AM
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  17. New imaging technique could show us the progression of inflammation in the brain

    The development of a 'tracer' that could show changes in the brain associated with inflammation will be reported today (17 November 2014) at the Neuroscience 2014 conference in Washington DC. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 17-11-2014 05:20 PM
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    17-11-2014, 06:18 PM
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  18. I'm a Celebrity... donates to ITV's Text Santa appeal

    ITV's Text Santa will benefit from this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get me Out Of Here! when the show returns to TV screens this November. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-11-2014 07:30 PM
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  19. Paul McCartney and Nick Cave contribute hand-drawn artwork to graphic design book rai

    'Artist Cover Bomb Series' are holding an auction featuring unique, hand-drawn artwork from music and art world icons including Paul McCartney, Nick Cave andWayne Coyne. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-11-2014 06:10 PM
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  20. Fundraiser Lynn Bonsey jumps from 1,500 feet to support Alzheimer's Society

    Lynn Bonsey from Alton has taken part in a tandem skydive, raising £485 for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-11-2014 07:00 PM
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    13-11-2014, 07:00 PM
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  21. Vitamin B may not reduce the risk of memory loss

    Vitamin B may not reduce the risk of memory loss according to a new study (Wednesday 12 November) in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-11-2014 11:00 AM
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    13-11-2014, 12:57 PM
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  22. Traders set sights on creating Wearside's first dementia-friendly community

    Traders in a Wearside town are being encouraged to create the area's first dementia-friendly community. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 13-11-2014 12:50 PM
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  23. Charity gig featuring singer Henry Priestman raises £660 from donations alone

    After Ste Greenall lost his Mother, Jean, to dementia in November 2013, he wanted to do something to help raise funds for Alzheimer's Society in her memory. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-11-2014 05:50 PM
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    10-11-2014, 05:50 PM
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  24. Lloyds Banking Group continue their support of Alzheimer's Society

    The Holbeach branch of Lloyds have raised over £192 for Alzheimer's Society with their 'Tea and Talk' event. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-11-2014 05:10 PM
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    10-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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  25. 'Positive Influence' charity event raises £1,036 for Alzheimer's Society

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

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-11-2014 01:00 PM
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    10-11-2014, 01:00 PM
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