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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 to become Dementia Friends

    All Cabinet ministers are going to join the Prime Minister David Cameron in becoming Dementia Friends, it was revealed today (Tuesday 14 October 2014) in an interview with BBC Radio Oxford. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 15-10-2014 09:20 AM
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  2. Alzheimer's Society cheer point volunteers needed at Bupa Great South Run 2014

    Be part of a fantastic event this October and join our Alzheimer's Society Cheer Team and give our dedicated runners a big cheer on their race to the finish line? More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-10-2014 02:40 PM
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  3. Brecon first community in Wales to gain dementia-friendly status

    Brecon is the first community in Wales to be publicly recognised by Alzheimer's Society for their work towards becoming dementia-friendly. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 10-10-2014 10:00 AM
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  4. New GP inspections will lead to ratings

    The Care Quality Commision (CQC) has today announced that new style inspections of GP practices and out-of-hours services in England will lead to the first ever ratings of practices. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 09-10-2014 12:20 PM
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  5. Hundreds step out to fight dementia at Brighton and Hove Memory Walk

    Former England Rugby Sevens Captain, Ollie Phillips, joined an estimated 400 participants at Hove Lawns today (Sunday 14 September) to launch the Brighton and Hove Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-10-2014 04:10 PM
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  6. Actress Carey Mulligan joins Swansea Memory Walk

    Actress and Alzheimer's Society ambassador Carey Mulligan joined over 1,700 participants at Swansea Memory Walk today (Sunday 5 October) as they walked to fight dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-10-2014 12:20 PM
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  7. Choosing care is one of life's most stressful moments, finds CQC

    According to a survey arranged by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), eight out of ten people find that choosing care for an older relative is one of the most stressful moments in life. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 06-10-2014 10:10 AM
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  8. NHS England announces £5 million to spearhead dementia diagnosis drive

    Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced a £5 million funding boost for GPs to increase identification of people with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 03-10-2014 05:00 PM
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  9. Personality traits such as neuroticism could increase risk of Alzheimer's in women, s

    Middle aged women with certain personality traits such as introversion and neuroticism may be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in Neurology today (1 October) More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 02-10-2014 08:10 AM
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  10. More than 2,500 walkers joined forces at this year's Manchester Memory Walk

    More than 2,500 people joined forces for this year's Manchester Memory Walk at Heaton Park to help fight dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-10-2014 02:50 PM
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  11. Textales - fundraising through recycling clothes

    Amy Villanueva has set up the commercial initiative, Textales, to give a new value to second hand clothes whilst raising funds for Alzheimer's Society. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 01-10-2014 12:30 PM
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  12. Fundraisers join fight against dementia at Brentwood Memory Walk

    Hundreds of people put on their walking shoes to join the fight against dementia at Brentwood Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-09-2014 03:00 PM
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  13. 'Grandma Remember Me?' To go on national tour

    Az2B Theatre Company begin their national tour of Grandma Remember Me?, a play exploring the relationship between a young girl and her grandma, who is living with dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 30-09-2014 02:30 PM
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    30-09-2014, 02:41 PM
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  14. Enthusiastic fundraisers aged 8-98 take part in Middleton Hall Retirement Village Mem

    Residents, staff and family members of Middleton Hall Retirement Village are coming together to participate in Memory Walk at Stewarts Park, Middlesbrough. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-09-2014 02:00 PM
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  15. Middleton Hall Retirement Village Memory Walk

    Residents, staff and family members of Middleton Hall Retirement Village are coming together to participate in Memory Walk at Stewarts Park, Middlesbrough. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-09-2014 12:40 PM
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  16. Mum living with dementia inspires people to get active at this year's Aintree Memory

    A mum with Alzheimer's disease is encouraging people to get active and take on a new challenge at this year's Aintree Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-09-2014 12:00 PM
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  17. Alzheimer's Society set for a very merry Christmas as Alesha Dixon joins Text Santa l

    Singer and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon joins the presenter line-up of ITV's Text Santa for the first time this year, it was announced today (Friday 26 September). More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 26-09-2014 11:10 AM
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  18. Sisters walk for mum in Manchester Memory Walk

    Two sisters whose mum was diagnosed with dementia when they were teenagers are encouraging people to join them in signing up for Manchester Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-09-2014 05:10 PM
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  19. Bunzl Healthcare takes on the Three Peaks Challenge in the fight against dementia

    Bunzl Healthcare takes on the Three Peaks Challenge in the fight against dementia. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-09-2014 04:10 PM
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  20. Cannock Chase Memory Walk doubles in size this year

    Over 1,100 people stepped out in the September sunshine for this year's Memory Walk – almost double the number of people who attended in 2013. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-09-2014 01:20 PM
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  21. TV stars help over 1,000 people set off in style at Battersea Park Memory Walk

    Actress Sharon Maughan and soap star Verity Rushworth helped to open Memory Walk at Battersea Park in London. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-09-2014 01:20 PM
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  22. Memory Walk in Cannock Chase doubles in size

    Over 1,100 people stepped out in the September sunshine for this year's Memory Walk – almost double the number of people who attended in 2013. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-09-2014 12:40 PM
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  23. Memory Walk fundraisers hailed by Toon legend's widow

    The widow of Newcastle United legend Charlie Crowe has saluted the 1,000 people who took part in the Alzheimer's Society Tyneside Memory Walk. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 25-09-2014 11:50 AM
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  24. Andy Burnham commits to bringing social care into the NHS

    Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has today pledged to bring social care into the NHS so that we have one service and one team – an NHS for the whole person. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-09-2014 04:30 PM
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    24-09-2014, 10:26 PM
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  25. Memory slips may signal increased risk of dementia

    People without dementia who report memory issues may be more likely to develop dementia later, even if they have no clinical signs of the disease, according to a study. More...

    Started by Alzheimer's Society‎, 24-09-2014 03:50 PM
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    24-09-2014, 03:50 PM
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