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Memory Walk- Lets make it a day to remember

This September, thousands of people will walk together to raise money to fight dementia. Please walk with us. Memory Walks are taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and registration is simple and free – just select the walk you want to be part of and complete the online form. The money you raise […]

New Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society has announced that actress Carey Mulligan as its newest ambassador. Carey attended a special event in north London being held to mark the beginning of the charity’s Dementia Awareness Week™ (20 – 26 May). Carey joined people with dementia and their carers at the ‘Rest-Bite’ service in Kentish Town. The Bafta-winning star […]

New Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil slows progression

More than 100,000 people in the UK suffering the “savage” effects of advanced Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from drug treatment to slow its progression. Scientists have shown for the first time that drugs used to slow the disease in its early stages also work when the condition is advanced, greatly extending the population who could […]

Alzheimer’s- good diet can stop brain shrinking

A diet rich in vitamins and fish may protect the brain from ageing while junk food has the opposite effect, research suggests.Elderly people with high blood levels of vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids had less brain shrinkage and better mental performance, a Neurology study found. Trans fats found in fast foods were linked to […]

Eating fish could protect against Alzheimer’s

Eating fish could protect against Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss – but only if it is baked or grilled, researchers have claimed.A study by US scientists found that elderly people who eat fish at least once a week are three to five times less likely to develop the conditions than people who did not. But […]