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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. Loss of smell linked to cognitive decline and dementia in older people

    A decreased ability to identify odours could be an early indicator of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, according to research presented today (13 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 10:20 AM
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  2. Eye scans could detect Alzheimer's disease

    Eye scans could be used to detect Alzheimer's disease, according to new research presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen today (13 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 10:20 AM
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  3. Playing games and puzzles correlates with brain volume and function in middle age

    Time spent playing games and puzzles correlates to brain volume in middle age. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 10:20 AM
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  4. Cataracts surgery improves memory in people with dementia

    Cataract surgery can benefit people with dementia's ability to recall memories as well as vision. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 09:30 AM
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    14-07-2014, 10:14 AM
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  5. Eye scans could detect Alzheimer's disease

    Eye scans could be used to detect Alzheimer's disease, according to new research presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen today (Sunday 13 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 08:50 AM
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    14-07-2014, 09:38 AM
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  6. Cataracts surgery improves memory in people with dementia

    Cataract surgery can benefit people with dementia's ability to recall memories as well as vision according to research. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 14-07-2014 08:50 AM
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  7. Smoking increases risk of dementia, according to World Health Organization

    Smokers have a 45 per cent higher risk of developing all forms of dementia than non-smokers, according to a report published today (Wednesday 9 July). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-07-2014 06:20 PM
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    10-07-2014, 06:43 PM
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  8. Reports highlight funding crisis in health and social care

    The NHS is facing an imminent funding crisis, according to a report published by the think tank Nuffield Trust today (Thursday 10 July). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-07-2014 02:10 PM
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  9. Jamie Anderson to run Dementia Friends information session in Oxford

    The son of legendary television and film producer Gerry Anderson is to host a free Dementia Friends session in Oxford on Sunday 20 July. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-07-2014 01:40 PM
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  10. Free Dementia Friends session run by Jamie Anderson

    The son of legendary television and film producer Gerry Anderson will host a free Dementia Friends session in Oxford. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-07-2014 09:50 AM
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    10-07-2014, 10:20 AM
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  11. Vulnerable patients to be given personal budgets, says NHS Chief Executive

    Older people, disabled children, people with serious mental illnesses or serious learning disabilities will be offered personal budgets to choose their own care services. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-07-2014 04:40 PM
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  12. Award-winning actress Josette Simon OBE to run dementia information session for peopl

    Award-winning actress and Dementia Friends Champion, Josette Simon, is looking for members of the public to sign up to attend a Dementia Friends information session that she is running on 16 July. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-07-2014 05:00 PM
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  13. World Cup fun(draising) for Alzheimer's Society

    On 19 June Bircham Dyson Bell hosted their annual charity scavenger race to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-07-2014 03:50 PM
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  14. 16 year old boy raises over £1,700k for Alzheimer's Society by wearing a dress to his

    A huge congratulations to an amazing supporter, Isaac Olding from Long Eaton, who has raised over £1,700 by wearing a dress to his year 11 prom last week. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-07-2014 03:20 PM
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  15. Blood proteins can predict dementia in people with Mild Cognitive Impairment

    A number of proteins in the blood could predict the transition between Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and dementia, according to research published today (Tuesday 8 July 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 08-07-2014 10:00 AM
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  16. World Cup Carnival

    On 19 June Bircham Dyson Bell hosted their annual charity scavenger race to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-07-2014 04:00 PM
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  17. Visioncare at Home undertake the Glasgow 2014 Tough Mudder event

    We are delighted to report that Visioncare at Home chose to support Alzheimer's Society by undertaking the formidable Tough Mudder Glasgow event. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 04-07-2014 03:20 PM
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  18. Training in care homes reduces prescription of harmful anti-psychotics to people with

    An innovative training programme for care home staff has cut the use of inappropriate anti-psychotic drugs, which double the risk of death in people with dementia, by a third. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-07-2014 10:10 AM
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    04-07-2014, 02:49 PM
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  19. Great support from Mold based P & A Group

    We were delighted when Mold based company, P & A Group, chose to support Alzheimer's Society as their nominated charity for 2014. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 04:50 PM
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  20. Wrexham Symphony Orchestra present Alzheimer's Society with a cheque for £1,219

    It was music to our ears when the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra presented Alzheimer's Society with a cheque for £1,219 following their recent performance. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 04:10 PM
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  21. Socal care services facing meltdown according to ADASS survey

    Adult social care services will be unsustainable if the current budgetary pressures continue, according to the annual survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 10:40 AM
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    02-07-2014, 11:17 AM
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  22. Desperate shortage of support for people with a dementia diagnosis

    Alzheimer's Society launches Right to Know campaign, to ensure no one is denied access to information and support following a dementia diagnosis. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-07-2014 08:10 AM
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  23. UK Parliament pledges to become the first dementia-friendly parliament in the world

    The UK Parliament is launching an organisation-wide effort, together with Alzheimer's Society, to become the first ever dementia-friendly parliament in the world today (Monday 30 June 2014). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-06-2014 01:10 PM
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    30-06-2014, 05:45 PM
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  24. People with dementia denied care, says Professor Martin Green

    People with dementia will be denied specialist care until dementia is treated as an illness, a government advisor has said today (Thursday 26 June). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-06-2014 05:40 PM
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  25. Traumatic brain injury linked to risk of dementia in Forces veterans

    Older Armed Forces veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) were linked with a 60 per cent increased rate of developing dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-06-2014 08:10 AM
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    26-06-2014, 08:10 AM
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