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#AskDementia – Guy’s and St Thomas’ host live twitter Q&A

Dementia specialist nurse Bridget Fordham, from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trust, will be answering questions about dementia on Friday 28 March 2014 from … Read more → – #AskDementia – Guy’s and St Thomas’ host live twitter Q&A

Unravelling the genetics of Alzheimer’s – animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK has produced an animation to explain its researchers’ work on genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. This work is funded with help … Read more → – Unravelling the genetics of Alzheimer’s – animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK

Department of Health hosts briefing on dementia challenge for US Congressional Delegation

A Congressional Delegation from the United States (US) visited the Department of Health on 17 March 2014 as part of a trip to the UK … Read more → – Department of Health hosts briefing on dementia challenge for US Congressional Delegation

Commitments to improve dementia diagnosis announced

NHS England has committed to invest £90 million to diagnose two-thirds of people with dementia by March 2015, an ambition set out in the Prime … Read more → – Commitments to improve dementia diagnosis announced

Major businesses commit to making staff dementia friendly

Staff at Marks & Spencer, Argos, Homebase, Lloyds Bank and Lloyds Pharmacy will attend special sessions to help them understand the needs of customers with … Read more → – Major businesses commit to making staff dementia friendly

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26 Mar: Delicious/dhdementia

9 in 10 businesses say dementia caring a growing issue for their workforce | Carers UK

Dementia is moving “centre stage” as a business issue with more that can and must be done to address the care crisis now looming over the … Read more »9 in 10 businesses say dementia caring a growing issue for their workforce | Carers UK

26 Mar: Delicious/dhdementia

Growing evidence that infections may drive Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Research UK

Researchers at the University of Southampton will present research today suggesting that inflammation in the brain caused by systemic infections … Read more »Growing evidence that infections may drive Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Research UK

25 Mar: Delicious/dhdementia

High-fat diet in pregnancy linked to Alzheimer’s brain changes in offspring | Alzheimer's Research UK

A new study from scientists in Southampton has suggested that diet during pregnancy may affect an offspring’s risk of brain changes linked to … Read more »High-fat diet in pregnancy linked to Alzheimer’s brain changes in offspring | Alzheimer's Research UK

19 Mar: Delicious/dhdementia

'Opt for a jog, not a crossword' to protect against dementia | Telegraph

Those attempting to protect themselves against dementia should put down the crossword and go for a jog, leading researchers have advised. Read more »'Opt for a jog, not a crossword' to protect against dementia | Telegraph

10 Mar: Delicious/dhdementia

Changes in blood may detect Alzheimer’s disease early | Alzheimer's Research UK

Researchers in the US have discovered changes in people’s blood that may be able to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages. The study, … Read more »Changes in blood may detect Alzheimer’s disease early | Alzheimer's Research UK

10 Mar: Delicious/dhdementia

Email and web-chat will help meet the dementia challenge | Alistair Burns, NHS England

Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia welcomes a new online service to help people with dementia, their families … Read more »Email and web-chat will help meet the dementia challenge | Alistair Burns, NHS England

5 Mar: Delicious/dhdementia

Chief Medical Officer appoints Professor Rossor as NIHR National Director for Dementia Research

Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has appointed Professor Martin Rossor (UCL Institute of Neurology) as the new NIHR National Director … Read more »Chief Medical Officer appoints Professor Rossor as NIHR National Director for Dementia Research

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