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People with learning disabilities are at an increased risk of developing dementia at an earlier age. Research has shown 1 in 3 people with Down’s Syndrome aged over 50 will develop dementia. People with Down’s Syndrome are also at a higher risk of dementia before the age of 50. To help...
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Ards and North Down Borough Council facilitate a wide range of Clubs offering opportunities for people to engage, learn and thrive together! Have a look the leaflet for 2018/19 to find out what you can get involved in. Registration costs may be applicable within independently run clubs however all...
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This week saw the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago. It’s the biggest international event dedicated to advancing dementia science. Over 5,000 dementia research leaders attended and learned about a wealth of new developments. Aoife Kiely, Research...
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The Department of Infrastructre alongisde the Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee (IMTAC) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are seeking the experiences of older and disabled people in regards to using taxis in Northern Ireland. The short survey (which...
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Ma is the mother of Dilly’s husband (Mr B), she was diagnosed with dementia in 2012. Ma agreed to let Dilly write about the family’s new life and experiences in the Life with Ma series. Dilly’s story continues… Ma is very much her usual self. Her self-imposed purpose in the house is to iron...
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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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Community Navigator Service here to help people over 50 years old improve their health and well being, through encouraging greater links within Mid Ulster community! The Community Navigator Service...
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Age NI is delighted to invite applications for the following exciting roles. The posts provides an opportunity for those with passion and commitment to work in a progressive organisation and help...
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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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We are rightly proud of our ageing society and celebrate the opportunities as well as the challenges this brings to how we plan, design and deliver public services, support each other and connect t...

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