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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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Positive Ageing Month is a month-long festival of events and activities for older people in October 2016.
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Next week, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle’s airwaves will be buzzing with interviews, conversations and features about reading as BBC Northern Ireland presents Book Week NI.
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A new study on patient outcomes after hip fracture has been launched by medical researchers at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
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Since 2013, the Age-friendly Belfast team have been talking to older people to develop the Age-friendly Belfast Plan 2014-2017. It’s 2017 now and the team want to develop a new 3 year Age-friendly...
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Claire Moore from Portadown has been recognised for her outstanding fundraising efforts after successfully completing the Four Peaks Challenge for Age NI. Claire climbed the highest mountain in eac...
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As part of Energy Saving Week, Power NI have put together some tips to help you save money and energy by making small changes at home! With winter just around the corner, the temperature is droppin...
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Age NI and Law Centre have welcomed the decision by the Department of Health to publish the report of the Expert Panel on Adult Care and Support. The report was launched in advance of a roundtable ...
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We are living longer and the landscape of our workforce is changing – by 2037 Northern Ireland’s population aged 15-64 is set to fall by almost 2%, while the over 65s is expected to rise by 75%. A...
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Matthew Mo, 19, is sharing his experience of volunteering to encourage new volunteers to support people to live well with dementia, and their carers.
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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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Staff at Meadowbank, an Age NI operated residential centre for people with dementia in Omagh, are stepping out for a sponsored walk to raise money for the Meadowbank Comfort Fund.
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Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council have agreed to develop a joint bid to become the UK’s nominated host city for the European Capital of Culture in 2023. If successfu...

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