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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

Multiple genetic markers can estimate risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease
A new study finds (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 23, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Over half of Gransnet users who are lonely have never talked about it
New survey reveals worrying findings as charities shine spotlight on older generation. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Over half of Gransnet users who are lonely have talked about it
New survey reveals worrying findings as charities shine spotlight on older generation. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have today, Wednesday 15 March, announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Drop in blood pressure linked to increase risk of dementia in old age, study suggests
Middle-aged people experiencing temporary drops in blood pressure could have increased risk of dementia 20 years later. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 11, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Apple Pay Coming to UK Charities
Offering an easy, secure and private way to pay (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A & amp;Es, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) today (Friday 3 March). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 3, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease may be linked to heightened dementia risk
According to long term study published in the Journal of Epidemiology& Community (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 2, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

23,000 allegations of abuse made against home care workers revealed by BBC, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
Today the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4 revealed more than 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against carers. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 28, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Biological link between high blood sugar and Alzheimer ’s disease identified
Research published today, Thursday 23 February, in the journal Scientific Reports sheds new light on the biological links between dementia and high blood sugar, a common symptom of diabetes. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 23, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

European study finds education does not protect against age related memory and thinking problems, Alzheimer ’s Society responds
A European-wide study has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from declines in memory as they age. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Praise for bravery of American entertainer David Cassidy
American singer and actor David Cassidy has revealed he is living with dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society calls for action before the social care crisis damages more lives, echoing Age UK
Age UK has today (Thursday 16 February) issued a dire warning that social crisis will worsen over the coming years, with complete collapse in the worst affected areas happening as soon as next year. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to Merck announcement on Verubecestat study
Today, the global healthcare company Merck has announced that it is stopping the EPOCH study, a phase 2/3 study evaluating Verubecestat in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Signs of dementia found in a small number of retired footballers
Research published today (Wednesday 1 February) in the journal  Acta Neuropathologica, found evidence of neurological signs related to dementia in a small number of professional football players. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine ’s Day. #sharethelove
Alzheimer ’s Society urgently calls on social butterflies, shopaholics and nature lovers to volunteer with new matching style service. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Cat parasite linked to risk of Alzheimer ’s disease
Research published in the current issue of the Journal of Parasitology suggests a potential link between a common parasite and Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Bilingual brains are more resilient to dementia cause by Alzheimer ’s disease
Lifelong bilinguals have increased connectivity in certain areas of the brain that help to protect them from dementia, according to a study published on Monday 30 January. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society reacts to David Cameron's new role as President of Alzheimer's Research UK
Former Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today (Wednesday 25 January) been announced as the new President of Alzheimer's Research UK. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Society unveils engaging new brand in move to make dementia impossible to ignore
The leading dementia charity has launched its new brand to give a stronger voice to every single person affected by dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society reacts to David Cameron's new role as President of Alzheimer's Research UK
Former Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today (Wednesday 25 January) been announced as the new President of Alzheimer's Research UK. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Care home funding shortfall leaves self-funders filling £1.3bn gap
Healthcare market intelligence provider, LaingBuisson, has today revealed that the average fee per resident paid to care homes falls short of the real cost of service - by more than £100 a week. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Care home funding shortfall leaves self-funders filling £1.3bn gap - Alzheimer's Society responds to latest LaingBuisson figures
Healthcare market intelligence provider, LaingBuisson, has today revealed that the average fee per resident paid to care homes falls short of the real cost of service - by more than £100 a week. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Songaminute Man heading for top of the pops
A dream will come true for ‘Songaminute Man’ Teddy Mac with the release of his first ever single, which will raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Delirium could accelerate cognitive decline in people with dementia
A study, published today (Wednesday 18 January 2017) in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, is the first to show that delirium can worsen cognitive decline in people with dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Living close to major roads linked to small increase in dementia risk, study suggests
Dementia is more common in people who live within 50 metres of a major road than those who live further away, according to a study looking at 6.6 million people. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 5, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health, study suggests
A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - January 4, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Angela Rippon ‘humbled’ by CBE in New Year’s Honours list
Alzheimer ’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon has been awarded a CBE for services to dementia care in the New Year’s Honours list. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 31, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
New research claims that calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 23, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Terry's Alzheimer's Society Wing Walk
‘It was a brilliant experience and it is a charity dear to my heart. I wanted to help raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s Society so others get involved and support people living with dementia.' (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 23, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news