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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. Call on Welsh Government for more support for people with dementia

    Alzheimer's Society is calling on Welsh Government to produce a new dementia strategy following the publication of its Dementia 2014 report. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-09-2014 01:20 PM
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  2. Alzheimer's Society calls for action as scale and cost of dementia soars

    The cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion a year – enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country, finds an Alzheimer's Society report published today (Wednesday 10 Sept) More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-09-2014 12:20 AM
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  3. We need your help to improve our website

    If you have a connection to dementia and would like to help us improve our website we would love to hear from you. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-09-2014 11:10 AM
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  4. Actress Adele Silva kick-starts Leeds Memory Walk

    Actress Adele Silva, best known for her role in Emmerdale, joined over 2,500 participants at Roundhay Park as they walked to fight dementia at Leeds Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-09-2014 05:00 PM
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  5. Plymouth Care Home steps back in time for Memory Walk

    Residents and staff of a Plymouth care home were treated to a trip down memory lane thanks to Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-09-2014 03:20 PM
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    04-09-2014, 07:24 PM
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  6. Kick Start to Memory Walk

    Sheffield Wednesday's Mascot and a local under 14's football club helped to quite literally kick off the Sheffield Memory Walk campaign. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-09-2014 04:00 PM
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  7. Independent commission proposes radical reshaping of health and social care around ne

    Health and social care should be moved to a single ring-fenced budget for the NHS, and social care with a single commissioner for local services, according to a new report released by the King's Fund. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-09-2014 08:30 AM
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    04-09-2014, 10:08 AM
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  8. Hands up - who would like a bit of pampering?

    Helene Abram from Nr Mold in North Wales is a fully qualified massage therapist and has very kindly donated 50 x 1 hour No Hands Massage sessions over the next five months. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-09-2014 04:50 PM
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  9. A Memory Walk with a difference - Via Francigena 2014

    Supporter Ann with her friends and family are today embarking on the Via Francigena ('the way through to France') pilgrimage in aid of Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-09-2014 01:50 PM
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  10. 100 gigs in 100 days challenge nears completion

    A young London musician is set for his 100th gig in just 100 days to raise money for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-09-2014 01:50 PM
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  11. Airbus fundraising flying high for Alzheimer's Society

    When it comes to raising money for good causes, the team at Airbus in Broughton have proved themselves to be thoroughbreds, raising more than £2,600 for Alzheimer's Society during a collection. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-09-2014 01:10 PM
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  12. Majority of public not confident of receiving good care, poll shows

    One in three Britons either rely on or have a family member who relies on the care system but six in ten are not confident they will receive good care, according to Care and Support Alliance research released today (31 August 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-09-2014 10:40 AM
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  13. A fifth of people unaware of how to reduce their risk of dementia

    More than a fifth of people do not think it is possible to reduce their risk of developing dementia, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 27-08-2014 07:50 AM
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  14. Countryside Café at the launch of Kent Memory Walk

    Families from across Kent are calling on more residents to join them and the hundreds of Alzheimer's Society supporters who have already signed up for this year's Kent Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-08-2014 03:20 PM
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    22-08-2014, 03:20 PM
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  15. Sporty solicitors raise great sums of money for Alzheimer's Society

    Employees of Taylor & Emmet LLP in Sheffield have been getting active to raise money for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-08-2014 01:10 PM
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    22-08-2014, 01:10 PM
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  16. Families encouraged to join Manchester Memory Walk by a mum with dementia

    A mum with Alzheimer's disease is encouraging families to take a walk in the park that will help change the lives of people living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 22-08-2014 10:20 AM
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  17. Obesity in mid-life increases the risk of developing dementia

    Obesity in mid-life is linked to a heightened risk of dementia in later life, concludes an observational study published online today (Wednesday 20 August) in Postgraduate Medical Journal. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-08-2014 08:10 AM
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    21-08-2014, 03:17 PM
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  18. Father and daughter take on Leeds Memory Walk to raise awareness of dementia

    A father and daughter from Leeds are taking on the challenge of Leeds Memory Walk to give something back to the charity that has helped them through their experience with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 21-08-2014 02:40 PM
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  19. Summer Kimbofest music event raising money for Alzheimer's Society

    Chatham man set to host a night of live music for Alzheimer's Society More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 20-08-2014 05:00 PM
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  20. Ruth Crowe launches Tyneside Memory Walk

    The widow of Newcastle United legend Charlie Crowe has teamed up with Alzheimer's Society to launch Tyneside Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-08-2014 02:30 PM
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    19-08-2014, 02:30 PM
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  21. Thorough review of NHS Continuing Care needed

    Wide variations in the provision of NHS Continuing Care funding for people with dementia have been uncovered in a new report by Sally Keeble, former MP and Labour prospective parliamentary candidate. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 19-08-2014 08:10 AM
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    19-08-2014, 09:31 AM
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  22. DNA modification linked to Alzheimer's disease

    Markers added to DNA around the ANK1 gene could be linked to brain changes in Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in Nature Neuroscience today (Sunday 17 August 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 18-08-2014 10:20 AM
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  23. ITV presenter Ruth asks people of Staffordshire to 'paws for thought'

    Ruth Langsford, presenter of ITV's This Morning and Loose Women, is asking Staffordshire residents to 'paws for thought' and take part in Memory Walk 2014. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-08-2014 04:00 PM
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    14-08-2014, 04:00 PM
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  24. 'Hands Please' event success at T.G.I Friday's Mill Hill

    On 4 July 2014 T.G.I Friday's Mill Hill team set out on a fundraising challenge to visit all the T.G.I Friday's in London and to high five as many people as possible. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-08-2014 12:30 PM
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  25. Cheerleaders team up with Mayor to launch Brentwood Memory Walk

    Essex cheerleading team Oblivion Allstars showcased their stunts at the launch of Brentwood Memory Walk alongside Mayor of Brentwood Councillor Vicky Davies. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-08-2014 12:00 PM
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    14-08-2014, 12:00 PM
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