Response to news on Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for people with dementia

Published: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Joy Watson is one of our highly valued ambassadors, doing a huge amount to raise awareness both of dementia and Alzheimer’s Society. She has recently seen her benefits to be cut. It’s very concerning that people like Joy are left to struggle because of what appears to be serious flaws […]

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Extra 71000 care home places needed by 2025, Lancet study suggests – Alzheimer’s Society comments

Published: Wednesday 16 August 2017 As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, suggests a study published today in The Lancet. Life expectancy is now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged over 65 according to a […]

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Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-64. The findings reflect the increasing public appetite to understand modifiable […]

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