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New type of dementia identified

Millions of elderly people have a form of dementia that has been misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers.

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Portraits of people with dementia around the world


Dementia is a global health crisis and one of the leading causes of death. Fifty million people live with dementia worldwide, with someone developing the condition every three seconds.

For further details please visit https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/world-alzheimers-month-portraits-pictures-people-charity-a8557911.html 

Quality of care homes got worse in 1 in 5 local authorities in the last year

The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017, according to new analysis by older people’s charity Independent Age.

Please see https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/article/308/quality_of_care_homes_got_worse_in_1_in_5_local_authorities_in_the_last_year for further details.

Winston's World - by Tony Husband and Justine Schneider

Now available to download FREE from IDEA Resources:  https://idea.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/winstons-world

Pfizer ends neuroscience discovery programme, including research into Alzheimer’s disease treatment – Alzheimer’s Society comment

Pfizer has announced that it will be ending its neuroscience discovery and early development efforts, an area which includes research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease.  For further details click on link.