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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. Thousands of people with dementia let down by the crisis in social care

    Age UK has today (6 March) published a damning report which shows the disastrous depths that the crisis in care has reached, and its distressing human cost. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-03-2014 09:30 AM
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  2. Alzheimer's disease bigger cause of death than reported in US, says study

    The number of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the US could be up to six times higher than reported, according to researchers. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-03-2014 09:30 AM
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  3. Whole Person Care report released

    Today the Independent Commission for Whole Person Care (WPC) called for the health and social care systems to provide 'whole-person care' as opposed to focusing on particular conditions or body parts. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 05-03-2014 03:20 PM
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  4. Whole Person Care report released

    Today The Independent Commission for Whole Person Care (WPC) called for the health and social care systems to provide 'whole-person care' as opposed to focusing on particular conditions or body parts. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-03-2014 12:30 PM
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  5. Dementia Friends and Home Retail Group

    Home Retail Group are committing to make our high streets more dementia-friendly, as part of our two year partnership. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-03-2014 10:50 AM
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  6. Actor Timothy West speaks of wife, Prunella Scales' dementia

    Actor Timothy West (79) has revealed his wife, Prunella Scales (81), who played Sybil in the comedy Fawlty Towers, is living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-03-2014 08:20 AM
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    04-03-2014, 09:43 AM
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  7. Pearson Assessment to donate £5 for every online review

    Every year Pearson Clinical Assessment UK, 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, 03-03-2014 10:40 AM
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  8. Government announces plan to tackle dementia diagnosis and businesses work towards be

    Today Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP has announced a £90 million package to improve dementia diagnosis and care and the appointment of a World Dementia Envoy to raise funds for research. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-02-2014 10:20 AM
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  9. Major high street businesses make their staff Dementia Friends

    Our high streets are set to become more dementia friendly following a commitment from major British businesses today (Friday 28 February). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 28-02-2014 09:40 AM
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    28-02-2014, 09:49 AM
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  10. Over 30 MLAs join Paul Rankin at launch of Dementia Friendly Communities in Northern

    Celebrity Chef Paul Rankin joined 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 10:20 AM
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    27-02-2014, 04:35 PM
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    25-02-2014, 10:10 AM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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    19-02-2014, 12:00 PM
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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    31-01-2014, 06:20 PM
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