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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

New research uncovers factors that can protect against cognitive decline and dementia
Research at the Alzheimer ’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto, finds that certain genes and lifestyle factors can increase resilience against the development of Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 23, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sarah Travers supports Alzheimer ’s Society launch of Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards
‘I wish Dementia Friends awareness workshops had been available when my father had dementia, it would have helped me so much to understand what the world was like for him and what was happening' (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 22, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Immune protein could offer potential new target for Alzheimer's disease treatments
Research published today (Tuesday 19 April) suggests that an immune system protein could help to reverse some of the physical and cognitive changes seen in Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 22, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Michael Dent appointed to spearhead fundraising at Alzheimer ’s Society
Michael Dent is joining Alzheimer's Society, the UK ’s leading dementia charity, as Director of Fundraising. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

ONS reports spike in number of deaths in 2015 driven by increased mortality in over 75s
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Public Health England, have carried out analysis of weekly and monthly death figures. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society launches 20,000 reasons to take action on dementia campaign
The campaign is calling on all political parties to support the 20,000 people estimated to be living with dementia in Northern Ireland. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Blocking protein clears Alzheimer ’s hallmark amyloid build ups in mice
Physical exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in memory and some thinking skills that occur with ageing, according to research carried out by the University of Miami. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New Alzheimer ’s Society Chair to galvanise momentum in tackling dementia
Alzheimer ’s Society is delighted to announce Stephen Hill as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Society responds to today’s Budget announcement
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer ’s Society, said: (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Comment on the re-formed World Dementia Council
The World Dementia Council re-formed at a meeting in London this week, becoming globally representative in recognition of the urgent need to tackle the biggest disease burden facing the world today. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Update on Information Commissioner's enforcement notice
Brett Terry, Director of People and Organisational Development and Senior Information Risk Owner, said: (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Meggitt Avionics announce charity of the year partnership with Alzheimer ’s Society
Fareham firm join up with Alzheimer's Society for 2016. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 21, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Regular saunas could reduce the risk of dementia, new study finds
Middle aged men in Finland who take a sauna more than four times a week are two thirds less likely to develop Alzheimer ’s disease or dementia over a 20 year period. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 17, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

M & amp;S Cardiff host Dementia Friends Christmas shopping event
On Monday 5th December, people living with dementia in Cardiff were treated to a special Dementia Friendly Christmas event at M&S Cardiff on Queen Street. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 15, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Announcement of social care support grant
Today the Secretary for State for Community and Local Government, Sajid Javid, announced a £240m Social Care Support through savings from New Homes Bonus that will contribute toward adult care costs (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 15, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Protein in urine may be linked to an increased risk of memory problems, study suggests
Study says people who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may be more likely to develop problems with thinking and memory skills or even dementia later in life. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 14, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Director announced to lead landmark UK Dementia Research Institute
The Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has today (Wednesday 14 December) been named as Professor Bart De Strooper from the University of Leuven in Belgium (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 14, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news