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‘Christmas to remember’ campaign aims to raise awareness of dementia

The ‘Christmas to remember’ campaign was launched by actress Carey Mulligan and the Prime Minister at Downing Street this morning. It is a joint digital … Read more → – ‘Christmas to remember’ campaign aims to raise awareness of dementia

Audio: Dementia Challenge reception at Downing Street

Alistair Burns recorded these short interviews with members of the champion groups at the Downing Street reception for the Dementia Challenge. Martin Green from the … Read more → – Audio: Dementia Challenge reception at Downing Street

One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched today by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia. … Read more → – One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

Alongside the publication of the Dementia Challenge progress report, and the launch of the Dementia Friends programme, the government has announced a number of measures … Read more → – Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

Dementia challenge champion groups report on progress

The 3 champion groups have published a report giving an update on the first 7 months of the Dementia Challenge. The report, ‘Delivering major improvements … Read more → – Dementia challenge champion groups report on progress

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My mother and dementia | Michael Parkinson, Gransnet

My mother was a remarkable woman and I have incredibly fond memories of her. I also remember what it was like for her to live with dementia. She … Read more »My mother and dementia | Michael Parkinson, Gransnet

Dotty Had Dementia Friends, and They Are Wonderful People | Alzheimer's Reading Room

I am a believer in the Dementia Friends movement. It will change the way persons with dementia are viewed, and it will destroy the stigma attached to … Read more »Dotty Had Dementia Friends, and They Are Wonderful People | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dementia in the South West | itv.com

Dementia affects one in 25 people over 65, but tonight there's new help on offer for people who suffer from the disease. The Government unveiled … Read more »Dementia in the South West | itv.com

Million 'dementia friends' wanted for training | BBC News

The government wants to train a million people in England by 2015 to become "dementia friends", able to spot signs of the illness and help sufferers. Read more »Million 'dementia friends' wanted for training | BBC News

Alzheimer's detected decades before symptoms | BBC News

Some of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease have been found in the brain, more than two decades before the first symptoms usually appear Read more »Alzheimer's detected decades before symptoms | BBC News

With #dementia on the political agenda, we’re optimistic about the future | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK right now. By 2021, this number will rise to over 1 million - and whilst no one would deny the huge … Read more »With #dementia on the political agenda, we’re optimistic about the future | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

New test could fast-track diagnosis of dementia | Telegraph

Diagnosis times for dementia could be cut to a few weeks under plans to be announced by David Cameron, the Prime Minister, this week. Read more »New test could fast-track diagnosis of dementia | Telegraph