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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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Recently, Programme Partnerships Officer Steven McFadyen visited people with dementia who enjoy playing sport and being active together. He is looking to support leisure centres, gyms and sports clubs to be more dementia-friendly. Here, Steven shares his experience of visiting a group of golfers...
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One in three workers in sector are paid below the minimum wage, and long hours are affecting quality of care Social care workers are cutting short visits to frail elderly people, or working unpaid overtime to keep up with huge workloads, a new report finds. Some are paid as little as £5 an hour for...
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Smartphones have built-in sensors that recognise how the device is used. Many of us use a smartphone every day. These small, handheld devices can collect an amazing amount of information. There are sensors built into smartphones that can capture small differences in speech, memory and thinking. How...
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Most theatres run youth groups but Manchester’s Royal Exchange also has a company of amateur actors over 60. Its members discuss acting’s cruelty and camaraderie – and the joy of ‘not giving a toss’ Train driver Joe Figueira loved drama at school but never considered it as a possible career. Now...
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Most theatres run youth groups but Manchester’s Royal Exchange also has a company of amateur actors over 60. Its members discuss acting’s cruelty and camaraderie – and the joy of ‘not giving a toss’ Train driver Joe Figueira loved drama at school but never considered it as a possible career. Now...

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