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A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested. Find out more on ITV
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As we grow older, niggling aches and pains can be seen as a sign it's time to slow down and take things easy. But slowing down too much can do more harm than good. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Up to 9,300 people in danger of losing services, warns Care Quality Commission England’s care regulator has warned that one of the country’s largest home care providers, private equity-owned Allied Healthcare, could stop operating at the end of the month. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has...
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Fresh calls have been issued in wake of a scamming spree across the region. Find out more on the Fermanagh Herald
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There is now one month until the COPNI Christmas Card Photography competition closes. The winning photograph will be used for the COPNI Christmas card and e-card. As the photograph will be used on a Christmas card, images and themes associated with Christmas or Winter are suitable. Photos can be...
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A man in his 80s was thrown to the floor by burglars in what police called a "despicable act". It was one of a spate of burglaries involving the elderly on Monday night, in Lurgan, Loughbrickland and Bessbrook. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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The Alzheimer’s Society blog is moving to a new home. From Tuesday 30 October, you’ll find all our latest articles and real stories at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog . This means we can no longer send the automatic email updates that go out whenever we publish a new post. Are you...
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After her dad received a diagnosis of mixed dementia, Lucy Parkes has felt a confusing range of emotions. Read how she’s learning to accept their ever-changing relationship. Lucy as a baby pictured with her dad, Roger. Firstly, let me tell you a little bit about me and Dad. I am 30 and my dad,...
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Yvonne Maxwell, Councillor for Hoxton West ward and Dementia Champion, shares the steps Hackney have taken to become a dementia-friendly community. Hackney’s first annual Dementia Arts Festival began with a Tea Dance at Shoreditch Town Hall There are around 1,300 people in London’s Borough of...
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She is becoming forgetful and confused, her house is in an untypical mess and when I arranged for her to see her GP, she lied about going My mother is in her early 80s and starting to show signs of dementia. She lives a long way from me, and on her own, but we speak regularly on the phone and she...
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People with dementia often find fiddling with material a helpful way to relieve feelings of anxiety. ‘Twiddling’ can be incorporated into specially-made activity blankets, cushions, aprons, toys, muffs and mitts. We speak with Sharon Holdstock who founded Handmade for Dementia. Through this...
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Government and councils failing to plan for the future needs of growing population of elderly, ill and frail inmates, warns watchdog Find out more on The Independent
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Misandry - the opposite of misogyny - and ageism could both soon be included in the definition.
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As the Government prepares its Green Paper on social care reform, we spoke to the UK’s leading politicians to explain the true cost of care for people with dementia. Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jon Ashworth Last month, we attended the Labour and Conservative Party...
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After Tina’s mother Dilys was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she made it her mission to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Since then, Tina’s taken on a succession of brilliant challenges, including firewalks, midnight mountain-climbing, coast-to-coast treks, and even her very own Memory...
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Online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people, a U.S. study suggests. Find out more on Reuters
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As temperatures begin to fall, we’re advising people affected by dementia to protect against the flu this autumn and winter. Flu vaccination, or the flu jab, is available every year on the NHS. It helps to protect people of all ages against the flu virus and related illnesses. But while anyone can...
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Cash machine closures affect lower-income households and older people the most. Find out more on iNews
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