Alzheimer’s Society news

This page shows the most recent items from the Alzheimer’s Society news feed.

New evidence shows some anti-depressants can raise dementia risk

But no link found with hayfever medications.
26 April 2018, 7:00 am

Dementia charities join forces for 2019 London Marathon campaign

Hackney-born actor Ray Winstone is challenging runners inspired by Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 to secure their place in next year’s event to help raise over £3.5m for dementia research.
25 April 2018, 8:24 am

Age and menopause

A study published yesterday (11 April) suggests fluctuations in the female hormone oestrogen over a woman’s life played a bigger role than age of menopause onset alone.
12 April 2018, 8:09 am

Study finds dementia risk increased with brain injury

A nationwide study of 2.8 million people over 36 years in Denmark has found that a person’s risk of developing dementia increases with the number and severity of traumatic brain injuries.
11 April 2018, 9:54 am

20,000 young people become Dementia Friends

The Scout Association and Alzheimer’s Society unite to empower young people to help those living with dementia
29 March 2018, 1:00 pm

Study finds anti-inflammatories could help prevent dementia – Alzheimer’s Society comment

A Vancouver-based research team led by Dr Patrick McGeer, has published a paper suggesting that anti-inflammatory drugs could prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
28 March 2018, 8:10 am

Complaint upheld against advertising of NeuroAD as Alzheimer’s disease treatment

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) have upheld a complaint made against Neuronix for their advertising of a medical device in relation to Alzheimer’s disease.
21 March 2018, 4:30 pm

Hunt: We need to do better for social care

The Health and Social Care Secretary is today giving his first speech since his Department was given full responsibility for social care in January 2018, setting out the seven key principles to reform
20 March 2018, 3:03 pm

Charity duo unite against dementia in Everest adventure

Two Alzheimer’s Society colleagues will push themselves to the limit when they embark on one of the world’s greatest treks. 
16 March 2018, 2:21 pm

Quality of care homes got worse in 1 in 5 local authorities in the last year

The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017, according to new analysis by older people’s charity Independent Age.
15 March 2018, 9:19 am

Government announces £40m investment in Dementia Research

The Government has today (Monday 12 March) announced a £40 million investment in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI).
12 March 2018, 9:20 am

Sainsbury's receives praise for supporting employee with Alzheimer's disease

Son of a woman living with Alzheimer’s praises Sainsbury’s for supporting his mum during the latter months of her employment.
7 March 2018, 9:35 am

World-leading dementia researchers win 2018 Brain Prize

Four world-leading dementia researchers have today (6 March) won a prestigious €1m prize for their contribution to neuroscience.
6 March 2018, 1:10 pm

Robot seal pup one step closer to helping people with dementia

Robotic seals that respond to touch and speech are a step closer to being introduced onto dementia wards following new research.
5 March 2018, 6:29 pm

Dementia Action Week – Tell us what actions you want to see

This year, Dementia Awareness Week is changing to Dementia Action Week. It will take place from 21-27 May 2018.
5 March 2018, 11:00 am

Which? care homes investigation

Investigation by Which? has found that care homes are failing to provide contracts and may be breaking the law by neglecting to tell residents and their families about important terms and conditions.
5 March 2018, 9:55 am

Study confirms the link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults

On World Hearing Day, the BIHIMA highlight an important new study into the link between hearing loss and the risk of dementia in older adults.
2 March 2018, 6:18 pm

Olympian Ron Hill ready for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation

Running legend Ron Hill says he is ready to face ‘the biggest challenge of my life’ after revealing that he is now living with dementia.
2 March 2018, 3:39 pm

New campaign launched for Utilities industry to become dementia-friendly

On 28 February 2018 we launched the first ever dementia-friendly utilities guide, asking businesses to unite against dementia and commit to better supporting customers affected by the condition.
1 March 2018, 3:20 pm

SACN report on diet and dementia risk – Alzheimer's Society comment

A report published yesterday (28 February) by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has suggested that there is little evidence of a link between diet and dementia risk.
1 March 2018, 1:28 pm