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With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, the Dementia Friends initiative is such a vital part of changing presumptions and providing support. 2.5 million people have united against dementia by becoming a Dementia Friend. Find out more about why this social initiative is so important and...
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Taking part in a sponsored Alzheimer’s Society event, such as a Memory Walk, can be very rewarding. By joining over 100,000 walkers who are united against dementia, you can help fund vital research to defeat it. Here, Kate shares her own experiences from her first Memory Walk, and highlights the...
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We hear from Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Care, who has this week become a Dementia Friends Champion. She shares the importance of shifting perceptions around dementia, and how she has been affected by dementia in her personal life. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage In my role as Minister for...
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If you’re not sure of the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, you’re not alone. The two terms are often mixed up or used interchangeably, which can be confusing. To put it simply, dementia is not a disease in its own right. Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms that commonly...
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Gareth Bracken, from our magazine, says you can hear people with dementia tell their own stories in our audio interviews. Abdul-Fady Othman records an audio interview with Gareth Bracken. Every issue of our magazine, Dementia together , includes the voices of people living with dementia. They share...
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Many people don’t realise how the diagnosis of a loved one can affect them as a family member or friend. Hollie Martin explains how her nan’s diagnosis has meant a process of adjustment for all the family. No more so than for her grandad, Phil, who has written a poem to express his feelings...
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People affected by dementia are at the heart of every area of our work here at Alzheimer’s Society. It is especially of importance in the research we fund. For eight years, Matt Murray has championed the involvement of people with dementia, carers and former carers in research. Here he shares...
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When Stephanie Cvetkovic’s Auntie Bosilka was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it came as a shock to all the family. She explains how Cupcake Day was the perfect chance to raise funds (and smiles) in the fight against dementia. Stephanie (right) selling cakes alongside her colleague Alex on...
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The National Health Service is 70 years old today. Hear from our CEO, Jeremy Hughes, about the successes of our health and care services, and how things could improve for people affected by dementia. ‘The powers that be are not being realistic. They don’t recognise people’s needs and the true cost...
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It can be difficult to think about planning for the future. Making plans and sharing your wishes with your loved ones can be empowering for you. It will also be helpful for family and friends. A recent report by Solicitors for the Elderly has confirmed that too often people don’t take advantage of...
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4 July 2018 - ADI and Karolinska Institutet today launched a timely report focussing on global estimates of informal care. This report sets out to answer some of the questions raised in the 2015 World Alzheimer Report. In the 2015 Report, ADI presented estimates of the global societal economic...
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Like many charities, Age NI relies on the generosity of hundreds of volunteers to support its work across Northern Ireland, including an innovative approach to learning more about new technology wi...
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A radical shake-up of Northern Ireland's health and social care system to make it fit for the 21st Century has been unveiled.
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Researchers from Queen’s University and the Royal College of Surgeons want to identify outcomes which are important to older people when they are taking many medicines.
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Age NI and the Public Health Agency have come together to introduce an innovative approach to tackling loneliness experienced by older people across Northern Ireland, as part of an initiative by th...
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Ninety year old Peggy Harrison from Newtownards, whose later life was enriched by Age NI, tells us how a love of knitting helps her to give back. Peggy, who is originally from Fermanagh and has bee...
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Older people are telling us they are finding it increasingly difficult to get the care and help they need to remain at home and as independent as possible. Age NI believes that Northern Ireland's...
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Age NI is urging people in the boroughs of Carrick and Larne who are unsure about the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit and how it may affect them to call the Age NI Advice Service fo...
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80-year-old Ken who became an internet star when his son posted videos of him singing in the car, has landed a record deal.
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Age NI is hosting an advice and information event in The Health Centre Pharmacy, Carrickfergus on Wednesday 26 October from 8.45am – 4pm.

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