This page shows the most recent items from the Department of Health’s social care news feed.
Alzheimer’s Society responds to figures showing dementia remains leading cause of death
12 October 2017, 3:09 pm
Dementia is still the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
Laing Buisson proposes solution for funding social care – Alzheimer’s Society comments
12 October 2017, 10:44 am
Leading health economist, William Laing, has today published his proposal for a long-term solution for funding social care.
Country Director receives MBE for services to dementia in Wales
12 October 2017, 10:41 am
Alzheimer’s Society Cymru’s Sue Phelps visited Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 11 October to receive her well-deserved MBE for services to dementia in Wales.
Ruth Langsford unites with 3,000 people at Surrey Memory Walk
10 October 2017, 10:27 am
Strictly Come Dancing star Ruth Langsford took a break from the dancefloor to join 3,000 people who united against dementia at an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk.
Research suggests middle-aged women with high blood pressure could be at increased risk of dementia
4 October 2017, 10:00 pm
Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published today, 4 October 2017, in the medical journal Neurology.
New research finds brain scan can identify early Alzheimer’s disease
4 October 2017, 8:19 am
Researchers in New Mexico and Croatia have tested a non-invasive brain scanning technique known as magnetoencephalography, or MEG, as an early biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease.
National Fitness Day and dementia
27 September 2017, 8:52 am
Take part in National Fitness Day and get active to join the fight against dementia.
Intepirdine fails to treat Alzheimer’s disease in Phase 3 trial
26 September 2017, 3:25 pm
Axovant Sciences today announced that the Phase 3 MINDSET trial of its Alzheimer’s drug intepirdine has failed to bring meaningful improvements in cognition or daily functioning.
Tony Booth dies aged 85
26 September 2017, 12:47 pm
Actor and campaigner, Tony Booth, has died aged 85, over a decade since his Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis.
Internet Sensation ‘Songaminute Man’ releases first album for World Alzheimer’s Day
21 September 2017, 9:11 am
‘Songaminute man’ Teddy Mac, an 81 year old man with Alzheimer’s disease and former entertainer from Blackburn, has realised his debut album.
Social workers reveal the extent of social care meltdown
20 September 2017, 1:31 pm
Nearly 7 in 10 are feeling the pinch of cost pressures in their local authority.
Research finds people with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need – Alzheimer’s Society comment
19 September 2017, 2:57 pm
GPs are the main providers of medical care.
Sir Geoff Hurst unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk
18 September 2017, 3:55 pm
England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup heroes who are living with the condition.
Comedy genius Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk
14 September 2017, 8:35 am
Monty Python legend Terry Jones joined more than 3,500 people to unite against dementia at the London Memory Walk.
Theatre legend, Sir Peter Hall, dies aged 86, while battling dementia
12 September 2017, 1:35 pm
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, says:
Man with Alzheimer’s disease overcharged for utilities and services
30 August 2017, 3:17 pm
Gavin Terry, Policy Manager at Alzheimer’s Society responds.
‘Cruel and heart-breaking’- TV actress Jo Joyner describes her experience of dementia, as she opens up for the first time
30 August 2017, 1:59 pm
Jo Joyner unites against dementia, sharing her experience of her nanna Dorris’ battle with dementia.
Healthwatch England report opens the door on home care services – Alzheimer’s Society comment
23 August 2017, 11:01 pm
Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017.
Less REM sleep tied to greater risk of dementia, study suggest – Alzheimer’s Society comment
23 August 2017, 8:00 pm
People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published today (Wednesday 23 August).
Lithium in drinking water could protect against dementia, study finds – Alzheimer’s Society comments
23 August 2017, 3:00 pm
People exposed to higher levels of lithium in their drinking water are at a reduced risk of dementia, according to a large study published today (Wednesday 23 August 2017) in JAMA Psychiatry.