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Tamworth is 200th Dementia Friendly Community

Tamworth is now a dementia friendly town – and that’s official! Just over a year after beginning its journey towards the ambitious goal, Tamworth has become the 200th area to be granted Dementia Friendly Community status by the Alzheimer’s Society. … Continue reading

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Dementia is the Leading Cause of Death in England and Wales

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal. Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths. The Office for National Statistics says … Continue reading

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Find Out How You Can Support Dementia Friendly Drive

A free drop-in event for anyone who would like to learn more about helping make Tamworth dementia friendly is being held next month. The Alzheimer’s Society, supported by Tamworth Borough Council, is holding the information event on Monday November 21st, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Drug Study Gives Tantalising Results

A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s is showing “tantalising” promise, scientists say. Experts are cautious because the drug, Aducanumab, is still in the early stages of development.  However, … Continue reading

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Dementia Action Alliance Membership puts Tamworth on Road to Dementia Friendly Goal

Tamworth is now well on the way to its goal of becoming a dementia friendly community after the borough council officially became a member of the Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance. Dementia friendly communities aim to help people with … Continue reading

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Become a Dementia Friend in Tamworth this Week

Do you live in or near Tamworth and would like to learn more about living with dementia and become a dementia friend? Community Together CIC will be hosting a free dementia friends information session on Thursday 25th August 2016, 6.30pm … Continue reading

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Drug May Slow Alzheimer’s Brain Death

A drug appears to slow the brain’s death and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows. Developing such a treatment is one of the biggest challenges in medicine.  But serious scientific questions remain as the drug, … Continue reading

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