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New study suggests concussion could double dementia risk
A University of California (UCSF) led study has suggested that concussion, even without loss of conciousness, can increase a person's risk of dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Metro Bank launches charity partnership with Alzheimer's Society
Metro Bank will be funding a research project that will identify a new drug target for the treatment of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New evidence shows some anti-depressants can raise dementia risk
But no link found with hayfever medications. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 26, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia charities join forces for 2019 London Marathon campaign
Hackney-born actor Ray Winstone is challenging runners inspired by Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 to secure their place in next year ’s event to help raise over £3.5m for dementia research. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 25, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Age and menopause
A study published yesterday (11 April) suggests fluctuations in the female hormone oestrogen over a woman's life played a bigger role than age of menopause onset alone. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 12, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study finds dementia risk increased with brain injury
A nationwide study of 2.8 million people over 36 years in Denmark has found that a person ’s risk of developing dementia increases with the number and severity of traumatic brain injuries. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 11, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

20,000 young people become Dementia Friends
The Scout Association and Alzheimer ’s Society unite to empower young people to help those living with dementia (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 29, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study finds anti-inflammatories could help prevent dementia – Alzheimer’s Society comment
A Vancouver-based research team led by Dr Patrick McGeer, has published a paper suggesting that anti-inflammatory drugs could prevent Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 28, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Complaint upheld against advertising of NeuroAD as Alzheimer ’s disease treatment
The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) have upheld a complaint made against Neuronix for their advertising of a medical device in relation to Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 21, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Hunt: We need to do better for social care
The Health and Social Care Secretary is today giving his first speech since his Department was given full responsibility for social care in January 2018, setting out the seven key principles to reform (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 20, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Charity duo unite against dementia in  Everest adventure
Two Alzheimer ’s Society colleagues will push themselves to the limit when they embark on one of the world’s greatest treks.  (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 17, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Quality of care homes got worse in 1 in 5 local authorities in the last year
The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017, according to new analysis by older people’s charity Independent Age. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 15, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Government announces £40m investment in Dementia Research
The Government has today (Monday 12 March) announced a £40 million investment in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 12, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sainsbury's receives praise for supporting employee with Alzheimer's disease
Son of a woman living with Alzheimer's praises Sainsbury's for supporting his mum during the latter months of her employment. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 7, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

World-leading dementia researchers win 2018 Brain Prize
Four world-leading dementia researchers have today (6 March) won a prestigious €1m prize for their contribution to neuroscience. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 6, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Robot seal  pup one step closer to helping people with dementia
Robotic seals that respond to touch and speech are a step closer to being introduced onto dementia wards following new research. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 6, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia Action Week – Tell us what actions you want to see
This year, Dementia Awareness Week is changing to Dementia Action Week. It will take place from 21-27 May 2018. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 5, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Which? care homes investigation
Investigation by Which? has found that care homes are failing to provide contracts and may be breaking the law by neglecting to tell residents and their families about important terms and conditions. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 5, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study confirms the link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults
On World Hearing Day, the BIHIMA highlight an important new study into the link between hearing loss and the risk of dementia in older adults. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Olympian Ron Hill ready for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation
Running legend Ron Hill says he is ready to face 'the biggest challenge of my life' after revealing that he is now living with dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New campaign launched for Utilities industry to become dementia-friendly
On 28 February 2018 we launched the first ever dementia-friendly utilities guide, asking businesses to unite against dementia and commit to better supporting customers affected by the condition. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

SACN report on diet and dementia risk - Alzheimer's Society comment
A report published yesterday (28 February) by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has suggested that there is little evidence of a link between diet and dementia risk. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

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