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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

Wales ’ Operations Director, Sue Phelps, awarded with MBE.
Alzheimer ’s Society Cymru’s Sue Phelps has been awarded an MBE for services to dementia in Wales in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Meet our experts at The Alzheimer ’s Show
Alzheimer ’s Society is a proud partner of The Alzheimer’s Show and will be appearing at this year’s second event in Manchester on 23-24 June at EventCity. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

TV chef Rosemary Shrager backs Cupcake Day
TV chef Rosemary Shrager is uniting against dementia with Alzheimer ’s Society by backing the charity’s Cupcake Day fundraising campaign this week. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Meet our experts at The Alzheimer ’s Show
Alzheimer ’s Society is a proud partner of The Alzheimer’s Show and will be appearing at this year’s event in London on 9-10 June at Olympia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 2, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

A third of all stroke survivors could develop dementia within five years
Three of the UK ’s leading health charities are uniting against dementia this Dementia Awareness Week as they announce a joint investment into a new vascular dementia research programme. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Emergency services unite against dementia for Dementia Awareness Week
This Dementia Awareness Week, chiefs representing emergency services across the UK marked the start of a sector-wide commitment to unite against dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society respond to manifesto pledges for social care
Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, Alzheimer's Society respond to the social care pledges put forward. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Number of people who die from dementia set to almost quadruple in coming years, finds new study
The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Impossible cost: dementia care bill would take 125 years to save for
An Alzheimer ’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that the typical person’s bill for dementia social care would take 125 years to save for. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 11, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

THC, a component in cannabis, could improve memory in old mice
Results published today suggest that THC, a chemical component of cannabis, could improve the memory and learning capabilities of old mice. The findings are published in Nature Medicine. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 9, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Get creative through Gathering Memories textile project for Alzheimer's Society in Hampshire
A group of Hampshire textile artists from near Southampton have set up a community project called Gathering Memories. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Gene mutation may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer ’s disease, Alzheimer’s Society comment
A gene mutation may accelerate the loss of memory and thinking skills in people who are at risk of Alzheimer ’s disease, according to a study published today. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 4, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer ’s Society to support people with dementia
High-flying Huddersfield Town have united with Alzheimer ’s Society to tackle dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 28, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

1966 World Cup legends unite with Alzheimer ’s Society to launch United Against Dementia campaign
1966 World Cup legends Sir Geoff Hurst and Gordon Banks OBE are coming back together and urging people to unite against dementia – in a tribute to their teammates living with the condition. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Aerobic and resistance exercise improves thinking skills, study suggests
Aerobic and resistance exercises can improve thinking skills of the over 50s, according to new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and led by University of Canberra researchers. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Celebrities urge public to unite against dementia – as it’s set to be 21st century’s biggest killer
Alzheimer's Society launches new United Against Dementia campaign today. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Diet drinks possibly associated with stroke and dementia, research suggests
Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily was associated with almost three times the risk of developing a stroke or dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Two existing drugs can block cell death in mice with neurodegeneration
A new study shows that two drugs can block the death of brain cells in mice. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

UK Dementia Research Institute reveals its first research programmes across six centres
Today the first 27 foundation research programmes at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) are announced. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Stoke City FC take stand against dementia
Stoke City FC have formalised their efforts to support people with dementia by joining the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance (DAA). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

HSBC plans to become a dementia-friendly bank
HSBC UK has committed to raise £3 million for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland during three year partnership. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day
More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for Care. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 11, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New study suggests that Marmite may affect brain function
New research by scientists at the University of York suggests that there is a potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 5, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

NHS sets out five-year action plan to deliver care fit for the future, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
The NHS has today set out plans on how it will deliver transforming the way care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 31, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

David Baddiel unites with Alzheimer ’s Society in fight against dementia
Writer and comedian David Baddiel has been appointed as Alzheimer ’s Society’s newest Ambassador, uniting with them in the fight against dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 28, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Protein that regulates brain cell connections could be new target for treating Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
Researchers in the US have discovered that a protein called Ephexin5 may have a role in Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 28, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Researchers discover small nerve cell changes in early dementia
Researchers have discovered some of the earliest changes that happen to brain cells in mice that show signs of frontotemporal dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 28, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to research linking insulin resistance and cognitive decline
A study by the University of Tel Aviv has found that resistance to insulin may be linked to an increase in cognitive decline. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Housing organisations urged to unite against dementia
Alzheimer ’s Society is calling on housing organisations to unite against dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition by signing up to its new Dementia-friendly housing charter. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news