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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. CQC publish information on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settin

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will today (Thursday 12 February 2015) publish information to help people make appropriate decisions on the use of recording equipment to monitor a person's care. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 12-02-2015 10:20 AM
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  2. Report identifies barriers for people living with dementia in Wales

    Marie Curie and Alzheimer's Society have joined forces to compile a report to address the often overlooked final stage of dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-02-2015 12:30 PM
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  3. Two out of ten people feel businesses know their rights when it comes to Lasting Powe

    Only 22 per cent of people affected by dementia feel that businesses and organisations understand a person's rights around Lasting Power of Attorney. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-02-2015 09:50 AM
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  4. East Herts Golf Club Ladies Captain to drive-in for Alzheimer's Society

    On Wednesday (11 February 2015) Mary Thompson, the East Herts Golf Club 2015 Ladies Captain, will formally drive-in off the 18th tee to mark the start of her captain's year. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 11-02-2015 09:20 AM
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  5. Care workers miss out on minimum wage

    More than a tenth of UK care workers are being paid less than the national minimum wage of £6.50 an hour, says a study by think tank The Resolution Foundation, released today (Monday 9 February). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-02-2015 02:20 PM
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    09-02-2015, 05:40 PM
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  6. Julianne Moore leads the way at BAFTA awards

    Julianne Moore collected a BAFTA for 'Best Actress in a Leading Role' today (Sunday 8 February 2015) for her heart-wrenching portrayal of a woman with early-onset dementia in the film Still Alice. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-02-2015 10:20 AM
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  7. Actress Julianne Moore attends UK charity premiere of Still Alice hosted on behalf of

    Golden Globe winning actress Julianne Moore said the most rewarding part of her role in the film Still Alice has been helping to raise awareness for people with early onset dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 05-02-2015 05:30 PM
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    06-02-2015, 08:00 PM
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  8. Reform to the NHS 'disastrous', according to King's Fund

    Government reform to the NHS has been 'disastrous' according to a report by the King's Fund released today (Friday 6 February 2015). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-02-2015 01:10 PM
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    06-02-2015, 05:16 PM
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  9. Next generation of dementia scientists to explore genetic risk of Alzheimer's

    Biggest ever research commitment from Alzheimer's Society will create 53 new PhD studentships to research dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 05-02-2015 08:00 AM
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    05-02-2015, 08:00 AM
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  10. Alzheimer's Society wins award for best communications

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

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-01-2015 04:40 PM
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    30-01-2015, 04:40 PM
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  11. Companies report 'no interest in care insurance'

    Companies report no interest in care insurance, it was announced as part of the BBC's Cost of Care project today (Thursday 29 January 2015). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 29-01-2015 01:20 PM
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    29-01-2015, 02:33 PM
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  12. NFL players who began playing before 12 more likely to develop cognitive impairment

    Researchers at Boston University have conducted a study, published today (28 Jan 2015) in the journal Neurology, on cognitive impairment among Professional American Football players. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 29-01-2015 09:10 AM
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  13. Books on prescription: dementia books in public libraries

    A new scheme, which supports living well for people affected by dementia by recommending helpful books to read, launched on 26 January. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-01-2015 06:10 PM
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  14. Reading Well scheme aims to broaden understanding of dementia through books

    A new scheme, which supports living well for people affected by dementia by recommending helpful books to read, launched on 26 January. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-01-2015 05:40 PM
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  15. Care spending fallen by a fifth in England

    Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, analysis by the BBC shows today (28 January 2015). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-01-2015 04:20 PM
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  16. Children open up about dementia in CBBC documentary

    Alzheimer's Society has been working with the BAFTA award-winning documentary series My Life which returns to CBBC on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at 5.30pm. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-01-2015 04:50 PM
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    27-01-2015, 07:29 PM
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  17. 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 05:30 PM
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  18. Children open up about dementia in CBBC documentary

    Alzheimer's Society has been working with the BAFTA award-winning documentary series My Life which returns to CBBC on Wednesday 4 February 2015 at 5.30pm. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-01-2015 05:30 PM
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  19. 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 04:40 PM
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  20. 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 03:00 PM
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    26-01-2015, 04:05 PM
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  21. 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 12:40 PM
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  22. 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 12:00 PM
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    21-01-2015, 04:32 PM
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  23. 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 11:10 AM
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    21-01-2015, 11:10 AM
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  24. 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 10:00 AM
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  25. 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 02:50 PM
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    20-01-2015, 02:50 PM
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