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Palmer declares World Alzheimer's Day in September

“Every 68 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a form of dementia,” said Dickard. “Last year we had 12 people under (age) 70 and two people under (age) 60, that we were taking care of with dementia.”The proclamation states that one …
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Music and memories to mark World Alzheimer's Day

Anna Littlechild, chief executive of Alzheimer's Support said: “People often think that people with dementia can no longer participate in life but many of our service users really enjoy activities such as singing and coming together for community …
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Alzheimer's remains a challenge as epidemic looms

Alzheimer's disease causes two-thirds of dementia cases — attacking one in 200 people — and finding a cure has never been more pressing as the world's population grows and ages. “There is going to be a tsunami in terms of (cost) burden,” Dean Hartley …
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Service dog leads Alzheimer's patient to a better life

WEST LAFAYETTE — Rick Phelps said in three weeks, Sam the dementia service dog has done for him what more than two years of medication and doctors haven't: help with his disease. In June 2010, Phelps, 59, of West Lafayette, was diagnosed with …
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Dementia care services need 'radical overhaul' in Scotland

CARE services for people with dementia need a radical overhaul, Alzheimer Scotland has said. Many of Scotland's estimated 84,000 sufferers do not receive the coordinated health and social support that is vital to help them live in the community, the …
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A tune up for your memory at Malmesbury Singing for Brain service

The free service is designed to be a fun, stimulating and social activity for people in early to moderate stages of dementia and their carers. Sessions are led by a trained Singing for the Brain leader. They provide an opportunity for people with …
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