Latest news on Dementia research, etc

This page will hopefully keep you up to date with the latest news regarding all things Dementia oriented.  They will appear in date order with the newest items first.

Alzheimer's could be the most catastrophic impact of junk food. The Guardian

Alzheimer's gene 'diabetes link'. - BBC

Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes families fast and ferociously. - BBC

Dementia research funding set to rise to £66m by 2015. - BBC

Alzheimer's patients 'should stay on drugs for longer'. - BBC

Elderly missing out on £5 billion of means tested benefit - The Blackdown Healthy Living Centre

A trip down memory lane. - Western Morning News

Warning over combining common medicines for elderly. - BBC

Protein 'helps predict Alzheimer's risk'. - BBC

More people with Down's syndrome developing dementia. - Channel 4 News

'Beer belly' linked to Alzheimer's disease. - BBC

Dementia: does childhood hold clues to who'll suffer? Saga Magazine

Rotarians take up dementia challenge. - RIBI

Dementia 'losing out' to cancer in funding stakes. - BBC

Indian village may hold key to beating dementia. - BBC

Alzheimer's disease 'could be detected by eye test'. - BBC

What is delaying a cure for Alzheimer's? - BBC

Dementia not getting priority - National Audit Office. - BBC

Dementia care 'is not working'. - BBC

Dementia drug use 'killing many'. - BBC

Care costs 'like privatisation'. - BBC

Memory test 'spots pre-dementia'. - BBC

Blunkett in brain donation pledge. - BBC

Call for dementia research boost. - BBC

Coffee 'may reverse Alzheimer's'. - BBC

Chemical clue to dementia decline. - BBC

'Memory clinics' plan on dementia. - BBC

The stigma surrounding dementia makes life much harder for many patients, research suggests. - BBC

Dementia research - The state must do more - Timesonline

Singles 'face Alzheimer's risk' - BBC

Statins 'may cut dementia risk' - BBC

Alzheimer's drug 'halts' decline - BBC

Blood preasure 'link to Dementia' - BBC

Tofu 'may raise risk of dementia' - BBC

The Government launches a consultation on a National Dementia Strategy - BBC

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Dementia Friendly Communities

Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities.  To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page.  You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)

Service Above Self

It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception.  We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.

Hands across the water

The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK.  Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.

Funding dementia research

The government has announced an increase into funding dementia research.  Dementia research funding set to rise to £66m by 2015. - BBC News web site

Dementia Adventure

Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.

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