1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas
At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward - well enough to go home, but trapped because of a social care system starved of funding.
Alzheimer's Society responds to Jeremy Hunt MP's appointment as Health and Social Care Secretary
Yesterday, Monday 8 January, Jeremy Hunt MP was appointed as Health and Social Care Secretary as part of a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Pfizer ends neuroscience discovery programme, including research into Alzheimer’s disease treatment – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Pfizer has announced that it will be ending its neuroscience discovery and early development efforts, an area which includes research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease.
Founding member of Alzheimer's Society's Research Network awarded MBE
Alzheimer’s Society volunteer, Barbara Woodward-Carlton, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.
Will a Salad a Day Keep Memory Problems Away? - Alzheimer's Society comments
New research suggests that eating one or two servings per day of green, leafy vegetables may slow down the memory and thinking decline associated with ageing.
FOI replies reveal postcode lottery of care - Alzheimer's Society comments
Responses to a Freedom of Information request to local authorities have revealed a worrying postcode lottery of care, Royal London has revealed.
Study suggests urea is a cause of dementia
A study published yesterday (11 December) has suggested that a build-up of urea in the brain could be a major cause of dementia.
Study suggests links between hearing loss and dementia - Alzheimer's Society comment
A study published today (7 December) has suggested that hearing loss could be a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia.
Number of people with dementia worldwide to triple in next 30 years – Alzheimer’s Society comment
The World Health Organisation today warned that, as the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050.
Internet sensation Songaminute Man’s son hits high note at Dementia Friendly Awards
The son of internet singing sensation Songaminute Man has been honoured for his “phenomenal” fundraising efforts at Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017.
‘Truly inspiring’ mum honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards
A woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in her 50s has been honoured for becoming a “beacon of light” to people affected by dementia in the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017
Marriage may help stave off dementia, study finds - Alzheimer's Society comments
Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, finds a new study published yesterday (Tuesday 28 November) in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Dementia-Friendly Heritage Guide Launches at Hampton Court Palace
Guide to making heritage more dementia-friendly launched with support of Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Sir Tony Robinson.
Alzheimer's Society responds to lack of social care funding in budget
Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today's budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: