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Cochrane Review supportive of cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia

A recent Cochrane review of Cognitive Stimulation has concluded that ‘cognitive stimulation programmes benefit cognition in people with mild to moderate dementia over and above any medication effects.’ CST is starting to be used in community, care home and hospital … Read more → – Cochrane Review supportive of cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia

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Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

In this audio clip, recorded on 8 June with Big Ben striking in the background, Alistair Burns speaks to Clive Ballard, Director of Research at the Alzheimer’s Society, about the current focus on dementia research. Find out about the dementia challenge.  listen to … Read more → – Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

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PM meets with dementia friendly communities champion group

Prime Minister David Cameron has met with the dementia friendly communities champion group in London. The group is one of three champion groups set up as part of the dementia challenge to explore how to deliver its key aims of … Read more → – PM meets with dementia friendly communities champion group

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The Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia

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In this video blog Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia talks about the Prime Minister’s dementia challenge – a personal priority on delivering major improvements in dementia care and “making life better for people with dementia and their carers”. … Read more → – The Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia

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Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

The Alzheimer’s Society report ‘Short changed: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse’ highlights that an alarming number of people have been subject to financial abuse and calls for people with dementia to be better protected. Read more → – Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

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Alzheimer’s Society services for younger people with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society runs many services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland especially for younger people with dementia. Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society services for younger people with dementia

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Worried about your Memory?

The Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Worried about your Memory?’ campaign is an early diagnosis awareness-raising project aimed at encouraging people concerned about memory problems to seek help. Read more → – Worried about your Memory?

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Annual International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Alzheimer’s Society are co-hosting the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International to be held in London from 7 to 10 March 2012. ADI hold an international conference each year, working with different member Alzheimer … Read more → – Annual International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International

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NICE social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia

NICE are advertising for professional and lay members for the expert group developing a social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia. The deadline for applications is 7 December and detailed information is available on the NICE … Read more → – NICE social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia

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WRVS launch a new dementia care initiative

WRVS launched a pilot scheme on 7 November to support dementia care at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. WRVS volunteers will be trained to develop new skills to enable them to provide specialist personalised support to those living … Read more → – WRVS launch a new dementia care initiative

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