Tagged: Alzheimers Society

Record numbers of people with dementia in care homes

Eighty per cent of people living in care homes – more than ever thought before – have either dementia or severe memory problems according to a new Alzheimer’s Society report published on 26 February 2013. However, while excellent care exists, … Read more → – Record numbers of people with dementia in care homes

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Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

The Alzheimer’s Society has published new data on the rates of dementia diagnosis in the UK. It shows wide variation between areas with, for example, 31.6 percent of people with dementia being diagnosed in the East Riding of Yorkshire and … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

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Everyday drugs could combat dementia, according to major study

Medications used to treat hypertension, diabetes and skin conditions could be doubling as treatments for Alzheimer’s within 10 years according to researchers. A study funded by Alzheimer’s Society and led by King’s College London identifies four existing drugs and one … Read more → – Everyday drugs could combat dementia, according to major study

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Double stigma around dementia and death leaving families in the dark

Many people with dementia are not dying in the place they want to, with their families unaware of their end of life wishes because of a double stigma around dementia and death. According to new research published by Alzheimer’s Society … Read more → – Double stigma around dementia and death leaving families in the dark

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Dementia early diagnosis awareness campaign

The Department of Health, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, is running a dementia awareness campaign across England, starting in September and running until December 2012. The campaign is a key part of implementing the National Dementia Strategy and the Prime … Read more → – Dementia early diagnosis awareness campaign

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