Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
yesterday at 20:00. Facebook
Dementia doesn’t care who you are. It’s set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, and so many people facing it alone. It’s time to forget our differences and come together to offer help and understanding, improve care and urgently find a cure. Unite with us now at alzheimers.org.uk
Lisa Salt
Kate Kensington
Nuala Scullion
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
yesterday at 17:10. Facebook
Kim is a carer for her husband Rob, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease when he was just 51.

‘Every single thing changed in a minute,' Kim says. 'We lost everything. We had a great social life, but we are now governed by his illness.'

Stories like Rob and Kim's are why we’re launching our biggest ever campaign to make sure dementia gets the attention it deserves. #UnitedAgainstDementa
Kim is a carer for her husband Rob who was diagnosed with

Kim and Rob’s story: ‘My world crashed when he was diagnosed’

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Julie Turner Court
Susisuster Preston
John Ryan
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
yesterday at 11:45. Facebook
Are you getting excited for the premiere of our new TV ad tonight? Tune in at 8.55pm for a special united broadcast across ITV and Channel 4 and the first showing of the full advert! #UnitedAgainstDementia
Are you getting excited for the premiere of our new TV ad
Carol Fordyce
Susan Preston Brown
Justine Lucas
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/23/2017 at 22:42. Facebook
Thank you to all of our great runners that took part in the London Marathon today.

It was fantastic to see so many runners and supporters uniting against dementia. We had almost 550 runners taking part. Together they will raise £700,000. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Thank you to all of our great runners that took part in the London Marathon today
Chris Lawrence
Donna Alderson
Tamsin Hudson
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/23/2017 at 09:48. Facebook
Good luck to all of our fantastic London Marathon runners. We have almost 550 runners uniting together to raise £700,000 today!

Follow our Twitter twitter.com/alzheimerssoc or Instagram instagram.com/alzheimerssoc for updates.
Good luck to all of our fantastic London Marathon runners We have
Lorna Cooke
Louise Murphy
Jane Ledger
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/22/2017 at 19:40. Facebook
ITV and Channel 4 are uniting for a special broadcast of our new TV ad. Tune in to either channel at 8.55pm on Monday evening #UnitedAgainstDementia
Helen Weston
Nick Jackson
Caroline Ward
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/22/2017 at 11:10. Facebook
Planning for the end of life is important for anyone who has a life-limiting condition. For someone with dementia, it’s important to try and plan ahead while they can make decisions for themselves.

You might not want to think or talk about many of these things, but having these difficult conversations can ensure the person’s needs are met at the end of their life.
Planning for the end of life is important for anyone who has

End of life care - Alzheimer's Society

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Jemma Birley
Lucia Dedear
Patsy Branch
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/21/2017 at 18:55. Facebook
Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone.

That's why for Dementia Awareness Week 2017 (14-20 May) we want everyone to come together and take action to unite against dementia. Get involved at [ Ow.ly Link ]
Dementia is set to be the 21st centurys biggest killer But awareness

Dementia Awareness Week - Unite Against Dementia

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Jo Clinton Was Washbrook
Jim Clapperton
Brenda Birkinshaw
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/21/2017 at 09:43. Facebook
A new study has suggested that drinking artificially sweetened drinks could be associated with an increased risk of stroke or developing dementia.

This study did not show that diet drinks cause dementia, and the results require further investigation to establish whether there is a link.
A new study has suggested that drinking artificially sweetened drinks could be

Stroke and dementia risk linked to artificial sweeteners, study suggests

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Terence Noone
Sandra Silcock
Amanda Townsend
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/20/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
Did you see news today that two existing drugs could have the potential to treat dementia?

Lead researcher, Professor Giovanna Mallucci, says 'We could know in 2-3 years whether this approach can slow down disease progression, which would be a very exciting first step in treating these disorders.'

Read more about what this discovery means for people affected by dementia.
Did you see news today that two existing drugs could have the potential to treat dementia

Teaching old drugs new tricks

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Pamela Burns
Janet West
Kazzy Viggers
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/20/2017 at 11:11. Facebook
A new study, partly funded by us, has found two drugs with the potential to treat several neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia.

The drugs could prevent brain cell death by blocking a defence mechanism thought to be overactive in dementia.
A new study partly funded by us has found two drugs with

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug' - BBC News

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Lyn Younger Lawsy
Jacqueline Middleton
Mary Daniels
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/19/2017 at 18:35. Facebook
'I am more dependent on people than ever before. The world has become a scary place. It’s silly things like going food shopping.'

Alan tells us how life has changed since being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

'From a rocky start, when I was offered no support after first being diagnosed, the Society has been tremendous.'

Read more about Alan's story: [ Ow.ly Link ]
I am more dependent on people than ever before The world has
Suzanne Dodd
Natalie Burley
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/19/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
The updated and improved version of The memory handbook is now available for free. This popular resource is for people with mild memory problems.

The new version includes suggestions from people with memory problems and new information on topics including how relaxation and technology can help.
The content and design have been informed by people living with memory problems.

To order your...
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The updated and improved version of The memory handbook is now available
Laura Stanford
Wendy Hemsworth
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
04/18/2017 at 11:39. Facebook
Terry Jones was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2015. Now he and his family are helping to raise awareness of the condition.

'The thing that struck me was how Terry reacted to his diagnosis,' says his close friend Michael Palin. 'He knew exactly what was affecting him and he wanted to share that knowledge – because that is the way that Terry is.'
Terry Jones was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2015 Now he and

Terry Jones: ‘I’ve got dementia. My frontal lobe has absconded’

theguardian.com
Alzheimer's Society
Leica Lucas Ridge
Laura Kelly
People with dementia may be less able to recognise their needs or know how to communicate them. Out of character behaviour may be an attempt to meet a need.

Examples include removing clothing because they are too hot, walking around because they feel they need to be somewhere, or shouting out because they need the toilet.

We look at possible causes and solutions for behaviour changes.
People with dementia may be less able to recognise their needs or

Behaviour changes - Alzheimer's Society

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Paul Preston
Elaine Davies
Doll Jones
Many people wonder whether stress is linked to risk of dementia, and the news often reports a link between the two.

This Stress Awareness Month, our Research team decided to examine the evidence behind stress and risk of dementia. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Many people wonder whether stress is linked to risk of dementia and
Donald King
Petra Oyston
Diane Brown
Ian's late father Ernie was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2005 and later developed Parkinson's disease dementia. In 2014 Ernie had a urinary tract infection and experienced delirium. [ Ow.ly Link ]

'The effect was mind-blowing,' says Ian. 'I didn't realise how dramatic a change it could be. It was like he wasn't my dad – he was a completely different person.'

Ian was completely...
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Ians late father Ernie was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in 2005 and
Carole Waller
Lisa Byrne
Caroline Barnard
#FridayFundraiser Ben will be like thousands of other runners when he takes on the London Marathon next Sunday.

What makes Ben special is that tomorrow he will set off from Oxford, and run 187 miles along the Thames Path over eight days, before he takes on the marathon. In total he will run 213 miles in just nine days.

Ben's Nan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and he was determined to...
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FridayFundraiser Ben will be like thousands of other runners when he takes
Ben Richardson
Kate Allen
Paul Davies
Advances in brain scanning tools are making it possible to identify and track signs of Alzheimer’s disease more precisely than ever before.

The two characteristic changes in the brain of people who have Alzheimer’s are clumps of toxic proteins called amyloid and tau. It's the build-up of these proteins, along with the death of brain cells, that leads to symptoms.

Find out how PET scans can...
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Sandi Borgia
Making payments on the internet can be frustrating, including making a donation online.

We want to make donating online as instant, easy and secure as possible for our supporters. Find out how donating online is changing for the better: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Making payments on the internet can be frustrating including making a donation online