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Study links heavy drinking with increased risk of dementia  - Alzheimer's Society comment 
A study published on 20  February in the Lancet Public Health has suggested that alcohol abuse addiction disorders are a major risk factor for dementia, specifically early onset dementia.  (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 21, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The new Dementia Action Plan for Wales – Alzheimer’s Society comment
On 14 February 2018, Welsh Government launched its brand new Dementia Action Plan for Wales. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 20, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Can treatments for arthritis be repurposed for dementia? – Alzheimer’s Society comments
New research suggests that drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could reduce the risk of patients developing dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 13, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

British Red Cross report highlights that older people at risk from emergency hospital readmissions
Alzheimer's Society responds to In and Out of Hospital, a report published by the British Red Cross. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to Jeremy Hunt MP's appointment as Health and Social Care Secretary
Yesterday, Monday 8 June, Jeremy Hunt MP was appointed as Health and Social Care Secretary as part of a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 9, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Pfizer ends neuroscience discovery programme, including research into Alzheimer ’s disease treatment – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Pfizer has announced that it will be ending its neuroscience discovery and early development efforts, an area which includes research into drug development for Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 9, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Founding member of Alzheimer's Society's Research Network awarded MBE
Alzheimer ’s Society volunteer, Barbara Woodward-Carlton, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Will a Salad a Day Keep Memory Problems Away? - Alzheimer's Society comments
New research suggests that eating one or two servings per day of green, leafy vegetables may slow down the memory and thinking decline associated with ageing. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

NHS Digital has published dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time – Alzheimer’s Society comments
The data has been published as part of an expansion of the monthly Recorded Dementia Diagnoses report, and accounts for figures submitted by 98.8% of GPs in England. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

FOI replies reveal postcode lottery of care - Alzheimer's Society comments
Responses to a Freedom of Information request to local authorities have revealed a worrying postcode lottery of care, Royal London has revealed. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

UK DRI invests £1.5 million into Huntington’s Disease
A progressive new research programme has just been funded by UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), in its first investment in Huntington ’s disease since the Institute was established last year. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas
At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward - well enough to go home, but trapped because of a social care system starved of funding. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

UK Dementia Research Institute – improving lives today and tomorrow
Under the leadership of Professor Bart De Strooper, the UK Dementia Research Institute aims to revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat dementia and improve quality of life for everyone affected. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study suggests urea is a cause of dementia
A study published yesterday (11 December) has suggested that a build-up of urea in the brain could be a major cause of dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Uniting for change: Our round table event to deliver social care reform
Last week, we brought together civil servants with charities, academics, think-tanks and insurance companies in a landmark event on social care reform.   (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study suggests links between hearing loss and dementia - Alzheimer's Society comment
A study published today (7 December) has suggested that hearing loss could be a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Number of people with dementia worldwide to triple in next 30 years – Alzheimer’s Society comment
The World Health Organisation today warned that, as the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Internet sensation Songaminute Man ’s son hits high note at Dementia Friendly Awards
The son of internet singing sensation Songaminute Man has been honoured for his “phenomenal” fundraising efforts at Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 2, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

‘Truly inspiring’ mum honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards
A woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease in her 50s has been honoured for becoming a “beacon of light” to people affected by dementia in the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017 (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Marriage may help stave off dementia, study finds - Alzheimer's Society comments
Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, finds a new study published yesterday (Tuesday 28 November) in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery& Psychiatry. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 29, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia-Friendly Heritage Guide Launches at Hampton Court Palace
Guide to making heritage more dementia-friendly launched with support of Alzheimer ’s Society Ambassador Sir Tony Robinson. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Carey Mulligan addresses the UN on women and dementia
Carey Mulligan will today address the UN, stating that dementia is a global women ’s health and human rights issue that can no longer be ignored. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to lack of social care funding in budget
Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today's budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer ’s Society, said: (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults – Alzheimer’s Society comments
The risk of developing dementia is around 3.5 times higher in frail older adults than in non-frail peers, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study claims that computerised ‘brain training’ reduces dementia risk, Alzheimer’s Society comment
Results from a ten year study have hinted that a type of brain training designed to train people ’s thinking speed could reduce dementia risk. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to announcement of social care consultation
The Government is today expected to announce the first steps of a Green Paper aimed at reforming the social care system in England. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Bill Gates to invest $50 million to advance research towards a cure for Alzheimer ’s
Bill Gates has today announced a $50 million investment into the Dementia Discovery Fund, motivated by personal experience of Alzheimer's disease in his family. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study says sleep disorder may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease - Alzheimer ’s Society comments
Disordered breathing during sleep is linked to a key hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

£1m donor honoured at ‘financial Oscars’
A retired dentist who gave £1million to Alzheimer's Society has been honoured at the ‘Oscars of the private banking world.’ (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New research suggests Government social care cap will not protect the majority
New research  has found that the government’s proposed lifetime cap on care costs for adults in England would not protect the majority of service users. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 3, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mental health detention applications reach record level, Alzheimer's Society comments
The number of applications to detain people with mental health issues, dementia or learning difficulties for their own safety has reached the highest level on record. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 3, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Brain inflammation markers associated with late-life brain volume- Alzheimer ’s Society comment
A new study has found a relationship between inflammation biomarkers in the brains of 40-60 year olds and brain shrinkage in older age. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 1, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Daily nutritional drink could reduce cognitive decline in very early Alzheimer ’s disease- Alzheimer's Society comment
The full results from the European LipiDiDiet clinical trial has been published online in The Lancet Neurology today. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 31, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lack of care home choice leave families 'settling' for inadequate places - Alzheimer ’s Society comment
New research by Which? has found that almost half of people who had arranged care for themselves or a loved one said there weren ’t any places in at least one of the local care homes they considered. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 27, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Research finds blood-thinning drugs may reduce dementia risk, Alzheimer's Society comments
New research published today suggests that blood-thinning drugs may be associated with reduction in dementia risk, as well as reducing the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Film industry heavyweights unite against dementia
UK cinematic experiences are made more inclusive by industry influencers. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief - Alzheimer's Society comments
More than 25.5 million people around the world are dying each year with serious physical and psychological suffering caused by disease, injury or illness, according to a major new report. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to figures showing  dementia remains leading cause of death
Dementia is still the leading cause of death in England and Wales. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Laing Buisson proposes solution for funding social care - Alzheimer's Society comments
Leading health economist, William Laing, has today published his proposal for a long-term solution for funding social care.   (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Country Director receives MBE for services to dementia in Wales
Alzheimer ’s Society Cymru’s Sue Phelps visited Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 11 October to receive her well-deserved MBE for services to dementia in Wales. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Ruth Langsford unites with 3,000 people at Surrey Memory Walk
Strictly Come Dancing star Ruth Langsford took a break from the dancefloor to join 3,000 people who united against dementia at an Alzheimer ’s Society Memory Walk. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Research suggests middle-aged women with high blood pressure could be at increased risk of dementia
Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published today, 4 October 2017, in the medical journal Neurology. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 5, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New research finds brain scan can identify early Alzheimer's disease
Researchers in New Mexico and Croatia have tested a non-invasive brain scanning technique known as magnetoencephalography, or MEG, as an early biomarker  of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 4, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

National Fitness Day and dementia
Take part in National Fitness Day and get active to join the fight against dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 27, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Intepirdine fails to treat Alzheimer ’s disease in Phase 3 trial
Axovant Sciences today announced that the  Phase 3 MINDSET trial of its Alzheimer’s drug intepirdine has failed to bring meaningful improvements in cognition or daily functioning. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Tony Booth dies aged 85
Actor and campaigner, Tony Booth, has died aged 85, over a decade since his Alzheimer ’s Disease diagnosis. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Internet Sensation ‘Songaminute Man’ releases first album for World Alzheimer’s Day
‘Songaminute man’ Teddy Mac, an 81 year old man with Alzheimer’s disease and former entertainer from Blackburn, has realised his debut album. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Social workers reveal the extent of social care meltdown
Nearly 7 in 10 are feeling the pinch of cost pressures in their local authority. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Research finds people with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need - Alzheimer's Society comment
GPs are the main providers of medical care. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sir Geoff Hurst unites with Alzheimer ’s Society at Memory Walk
England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst is joining forces with Alzheimer ’s Society to tackle dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup heroes who are living with the condition. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news