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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...
World’s largest dementia study reveals two-thirds of people think dementia is a normal part of ageing, rather than a medical condition –  Alzheimer’s Society comments.  95 per cent of participants think they could develop dementia in their lifetime – a...
A statement from the Age UK Campaigns team: In a Spending Review on the 4th September, the Government has listened to its deep concerns and promised extra money for social care. Age UK previously said that a says a big...
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...
Elderly people would feel more in control of their lives if they thought about a future move to assisted accommodation or residential care before health problems force them to. This is according to new research from the University of...
Protein tangles linked with dementia seen for the first time in patients’ brains after a single head injury, according to Alzheimer's Society.  Scientists have visualised for the first time protein ‘tangles’ associated with dementia in the brains of patients who have...
Suffolk-based Christies Care, a live-in home care agency, has kindly sponsored the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge and is doing its bit to raise awareness of the charity ride, with a member of staff recently taking part in a photoshoot...
Now in its fifth year, The Alzheimer’s Show is coming to Olympia, London, on 9-10 June, and EventCity, Manchester, on 23-24 June. Aimed at families, carers, the general public and dementia professionals, the show is the UK’s leading event...
Come along and meet the Dementia Help team in a dedicated Carers Corner at this year's Alzheimer's Show in London on 9-10 June and also enjoy live music from Roy Orbison Tribute performer, Dave Collison. Carers Corner is a...
The Dementia Help team will be getting a well-deserved energy boost with Munchy Seeds, the official nutrition partner of the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge. Peter Berry (director) and Christina Neal (managing director and founder) will be cycling 330 miles over...

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