This page shows the most recent items from the Department of Health’s social care news feed.
UK DRI invests £1.5 million into Huntington’s Disease
13 December 2017, 4:11 pm
A progressive new research programme has just been funded by UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), in its first investment in Huntington’s disease since the Institute was established last year.
1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas
13 December 2017, 10:10 am
At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but trapped because of a social care system starved of funding.
UK Dementia Research Institute – improving lives today and tomorrow
12 December 2017, 9:49 am
Under the leadership of Professor Bart De Strooper, the UK Dementia Research Institute aims to revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat dementia and improve quality of life for everyone affected.
Study suggests urea is a cause of dementia
12 December 2017, 9:38 am
A study published yesterday (11 December) has suggested that a build-up of urea in the brain could be a major cause of dementia.
Uniting for change: Our round table event to deliver social care reform
11 December 2017, 2:56 pm
Last week, we brought together civil servants with charities, academics, think-tanks and insurance companies in a landmark event on social care reform.
Study suggests links between hearing loss and dementia – Alzheimer’s Society comment
7 December 2017, 4:35 pm
A study published today (7 December) has suggested that hearing loss could be a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia.
Number of people with dementia worldwide to triple in next 30 years – Alzheimer’s Society comment
7 December 2017, 4:22 pm
The World Health Organisation today warned that, as the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050.
Internet sensation Songaminute Man’s son hits high note at Dementia Friendly Awards
1 December 2017, 9:34 am
The son of internet singing sensation Songaminute Man has been honoured for his “phenomenal” fundraising efforts at Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017.
‘Truly inspiring’ mum honoured at Dementia Friendly Awards
30 November 2017, 1:30 pm
A woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in her 50s has been honoured for becoming a “beacon of light” to people affected by dementia in the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017
Marriage may help stave off dementia, study finds – Alzheimer’s Society comments
28 November 2017, 4:23 pm
Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, finds a new study published yesterday (Tuesday 28 November) in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Dementia-Friendly Heritage Guide Launches at Hampton Court Palace
24 November 2017, 9:56 am
Guide to making heritage more dementia-friendly launched with support of Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Sir Tony Robinson.
Carey Mulligan addresses the UN on women and dementia
22 November 2017, 4:05 pm
Carey Mulligan will today address the UN, stating that dementia is a global women’s health and human rights issue that can no longer be ignored.
Alzheimer’s Society responds to lack of social care funding in budget
22 November 2017, 3:36 pm
Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today’s budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said:
Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults – Alzheimer’s Society comments
16 November 2017, 4:28 pm
The risk of developing dementia is around 3.5 times higher in frail older adults than in non-frail peers, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports.
Alzheimer’s Society responds to announcement of social care consultation
16 November 2017, 4:18 pm
The Government is today expected to announce the first steps of a Green Paper aimed at reforming the social care system in England.
Study claims that computerised ‘brain training’ reduces dementia risk, Alzheimer’s Society comment
16 November 2017, 10:24 am
Results from a ten year study have hinted that a type of brain training designed to train people’s thinking speed could reduce dementia risk.
Bill Gates to invest $50 million to advance research towards a cure for Alzheimer’s
13 November 2017, 10:59 am
Bill Gates has today announced a $50 million investment into the Dementia Discovery Fund, motivated by personal experience of Alzheimer’s disease in his family.
Study says sleep disorder may increase risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – Alzheimer’s Society comments
10 November 2017, 9:35 am
Disordered breathing during sleep is linked to a key hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.
£1m donor honoured at ‘financial Oscars’
8 November 2017, 9:00 am
A retired dentist who gave £1million to Alzheimer’s Society has been honoured at the ‘Oscars of the private banking world.’
New research suggests Government social care cap will not protect the majority
3 November 2017, 9:44 am
New research has found that the government’s proposed lifetime cap on care costs for adults in England would not protect the majority of service users.