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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

Comedy genius Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk
Monty Python legend Terry Jones joined more than 3,500  people to unite against dementia at the London Memory Walk. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Theatre legend, Sir Peter Hall, dies aged 86, while battling dementia
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer ’s Society, says: (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Man with Alzheimer's disease overcharged for utilities and services
Gavin Terry, Policy Manager at Alzheimer ’s Society responds. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

‘Cruel and heart-breaking’- TV actress Jo Joyner describes her experience of dementia, as she opens up for the first time
Jo Joyner unites against dementia, sharing her experience of her nanna Dorris' battle with dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Healthwatch England report opens the door on home care services – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Less REM sleep tied to greater risk of dementia, study suggest – Alzheimer’s Society comment
People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published today (Wednesday 23 August). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 23, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lithium in drinking water could protect against dementia, study finds – Alzheimer’s Society comments
People exposed to higher levels of lithium in their drinking water are at a reduced risk of dementia, according to a large study published today (Wednesday 23 August 2017) in JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 23, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New partnership with Waitrose Community Matters online scheme
Alzheimer ’s Society has been invited by Waitrose to participate in their Community Matters online scheme from September to November 2017. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Response to news on Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for people with dementia
Joy Watson is one of our highly valued ambassadors, doing a huge amount to raise awareness both of dementia and Alzheimer ’s Society. She has recently seen her benefits to be cut. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Extra 71000 care home places needed by 2025, Lancet study suggests – Alzheimer’s Society comments
As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, suggests a study published today in The Lancet. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles
75% of people said advice on dementia risk reduction would encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New Healthwatch report highlights variation in care homes, Alzheimer's Society comments
A new report published today by Healthwatch has highlighted the striking variation in care homes across the country. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Musician Glen Campbell dies of Alzheimer ’s disease aged 81
Musician, Glen Campbell, has died aged 81, after a long battle with Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 9, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

NHS Digital survey finds financial problems caused by caring linked to increased feelings of social isolation
A new survey of 55,700 carers published today (Thursday 3 August 2017) by NHS Digital found that almost 40% of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - August 4, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Second OFSTED-style rating of CCG dementia care reveals mixed picture
Today (Friday 21 July 2017) NHS England have published the end of year results from the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCG IAF). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice, new report finds
Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not following the proper processes, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AAIC: Lancet Commission reveals a third of cases of dementia may be preventable – Alzheimer’s Society comment
The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care is being presented at the Alzheimer ’s Association International Conference 2017. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AAIC: Blood test could offer clues about the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease, study shows – Alzheimer’s Society comment
New research reported today investigates whether simpler, more practical test for amyloid deposition could in future offer clues about the development and progression of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Life expectancy has levelled off – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Improvements in life expectancy have almost 'ground to a halt', says Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who's said he is 'deeply concerned' that increases in life expectancy had levelled off since 2010. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Davina McCall and family unite with Alzheimer ’s Society to kick off Memory Walk
Davina McCall and family are joining forces with Alzheimer ’s Society to tackle dementia after being inspired by her dad who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AAIC: Obstructive sleep apnoea may accelerate Alzheimer ’s disease biomarkers – Alzheimer’s Society comments
Several new research analyses found significant associations between disordered breathing during sleep and the accumulation of biomarkers for Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017)
Alzheimer ’s Society comments on the studies reported at today's 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AAIC: Underutilisation of amyloid-beta PET scans - Alzheimer ’s Society comment
Research highlights the clinical value of amyloid-beta PET scans, which detect the presence of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain - one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AAIC: Stressful life experiences age the brain by four years, studies show - Alzheimer ’s Society comment
A series of studies  confirm racial inequities in numbers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias - even after age 90. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

National Dementia Audit finds important improvements in dementia care but more support needed, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care says the National Audit of Dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

ONS reports unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion, Alzheimer’s Society comments
Today (Monday 10 July 2017) ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society response to CQC report into the state of social care
The CQC has today released a report on the state of adult social care in England. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 6, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study predicts over 1.2 million people in England and Wales will be living with dementia by 2040, Alzheimer ’s Society comments
UCL researchers reveal that over 1.2 million people live with dementia in England and Wales. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 6, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sleep problems may be an early sign of Alzheimer ’s research suggests, Alzheimer’s Society comment
Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease later in life compared to people who do not have sleep problems, says a new study. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 5, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New study reveals microscopic structure of Alzheimer ’s disease
Researchers at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology have uncovered the atomic structures of tau - one of the two types of abnormal filaments which lead to Alzheimer's disease (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 5, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Hollywood star Ian McShane unites with Alzheimer ’s Society
Hollywood actor Ian McShane has united with Alzheimer ’s Society to help families affected by dementia – in memory of his Manchester United hero dad. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 29, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Society hits staggering two million Dementia Friends milestone
One in every 30 people in England, Northern Ireland and Wales now involved in the biggest ever social action movement to change perceptions of dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 27, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech
Following the Queen ’s speech today (Wednesday 21 June), read the Alzheimer's Society comment. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

In post-election poll social care higher than education and crime as key UK issue to address
Fear of being unable to leave anything to loved ones if they develop dementia jumps 19 percentage points since election campaign. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Society ‘Centres of Excellence’ could make a life-changing difference for people affected by dementia
Alzheimer ’s Society has today announced its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. £6 million has been awarded to three ‘Centres of Excellence'. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news