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With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, the Dementia Friends initiative is such a vital part of changing presumptions and providing support. 2.5 million people have united against dementia by becoming a Dementia Friend. Find out more about why this social initiative is so important and...
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Taking part in a sponsored Alzheimer’s Society event, such as a Memory Walk, can be very rewarding. By joining over 100,000 walkers who are united against dementia, you can help fund vital research to defeat it. Here, Kate shares her own experiences from her first Memory Walk, and highlights the...
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We hear from Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Care, who has this week become a Dementia Friends Champion. She shares the importance of shifting perceptions around dementia, and how she has been affected by dementia in her personal life. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage In my role as Minister for...
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If you’re not sure of the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, you’re not alone. The two terms are often mixed up or used interchangeably, which can be confusing. To put it simply, dementia is not a disease in its own right. Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms that commonly...
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Gareth Bracken, from our magazine, says you can hear people with dementia tell their own stories in our audio interviews. Abdul-Fady Othman records an audio interview with Gareth Bracken. Every issue of our magazine, Dementia together , includes the voices of people living with dementia. They share...
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Many people don’t realise how the diagnosis of a loved one can affect them as a family member or friend. Hollie Martin explains how her nan’s diagnosis has meant a process of adjustment for all the family. No more so than for her grandad, Phil, who has written a poem to express his feelings...
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People affected by dementia are at the heart of every area of our work here at Alzheimer’s Society. It is especially of importance in the research we fund. For eight years, Matt Murray has championed the involvement of people with dementia, carers and former carers in research. Here he shares...
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When Stephanie Cvetkovic’s Auntie Bosilka was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it came as a shock to all the family. She explains how Cupcake Day was the perfect chance to raise funds (and smiles) in the fight against dementia. Stephanie (right) selling cakes alongside her colleague Alex on...
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The National Health Service is 70 years old today. Hear from our CEO, Jeremy Hughes, about the successes of our health and care services, and how things could improve for people affected by dementia. ‘The powers that be are not being realistic. They don’t recognise people’s needs and the true cost...
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It can be difficult to think about planning for the future. Making plans and sharing your wishes with your loved ones can be empowering for you. It will also be helpful for family and friends. A recent report by Solicitors for the Elderly has confirmed that too often people don’t take advantage of...
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4 July 2018 - ADI and Karolinska Institutet today launched a timely report focussing on global estimates of informal care. This report sets out to answer some of the questions raised in the 2015 World Alzheimer Report. In the 2015 Report, ADI presented estimates of the global societal economic...
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57% of people who died in accidental house fires in the last 3 years were aged 60 and over. With an ageing population and a greater emphasis on supporting people to live independently at home,...
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Imagine a world where it was considered normal to live until 100 years old. Would this change your attitude towards work, both as an employer and an employee?
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With high temperatures forecast to continue in many parts of Northern Ireland over the coming days, Age NI is advising people to take extra care in the summer months and to look out for older...
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The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote. The Parliament wan...
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Age NI and Business in the Community call for ‘career MOT at 50’ to help people adjust future plans & pension savings 47% of workers in Northern Ireland aged 40-64 – estimated to be more than 297,8...
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Local DJ Jonny Seeds has created the #DanceNomination Challenge for Age NI!
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This October Go ON NI and Belfast City Council are hosting Fix IT surgeries in community hubs across Belfast.
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Living DNA are running a special promotion in honour of National DNA Day. DNA Day is celebrated because of the discovery of the DNA's double helix in 1953, then the completion of the Human Genome...
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Age NI and the PSNI Economic Crime Unit have teamed up with Financial Fraud Action UK to encourage people to better protect themselves, and older people they know, from financial fraud. At the laun...

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