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64-year-old Jan Dodd from Maidstone, Kent, is a full-time carer for her husband Dave, who has Alzheimer’s. Jan is joining Peter Berry on the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge from 25-30 June. The pair will be cycling 330 miles across...
The Dementia Help team is cycling 330 miles across the country in June to raise vital funds for YoungDementia UK. Dementia Help’s founder, Christina Neal, her co-director Peter Berry and website editor Dave Collison will be cycling 330 miles...
Dame Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell stand with Alzheimer’s Society at No.10 to demand dementia care reform.  Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell as well as Alzheimer's Society CEO Jeremy Hughes and Director of Policy Sally Copley met with...
Low-protein high-carb diet shows promise for healthy brain ageing – is this true? Comments from Alzheimer's Society… Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain ageing in particular, according to a new mice study from the...
Employees with early onset dementia are receiving a lack of support in the workplace and early dismissal, according to research.  Those working in low paid employment are losing their jobs earlier than those working in high paid roles, a large...
Moving more in old age may protect brain from dementia - Alzheimer's Society comments.  A study by Rush University Medical Centre, published today in Neurology, suggests that older adults who move more than average - either in the form of daily exercise or...
An international study by scientists in the China, the UK and USA has found that people who consume little or no fish have an increased risk of dementia.  The study of nearly 7,000 participants aged over 60 in six provinces...
Congratulations to Peter Berry and Jan Dodd who cycled from Wales to Suffolk in June (covering over 330 miles) to raise vital funds for YoungDementia UK. There are over 42,000 young people (under the age of 65) diagnosed with...
Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society have joined forces as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The charities have named this one-year campaign the Dementia Revolution, and hope to raise £3.5m for the most ambitious dementia...
A study published today in Neurology Clinical Practice found that brief cognitive tests, used in primary care settings to evaluate memory and thinking in order to identify whether people are likely to have dementia, may often be wrong.  Researchers found that different...

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