Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Society

Charity call to restore free covid tests for care home visits

Two-thirds of Londoners oppose the scrapping of free covid tests for visitors to care homes, a survey conducted on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society has found. More than a thousand people have written to their MPs to echo calls from Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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TV star calls on Londoners to stride out for mental health

A survey by a national charity has found that people have become much less active during lockdown, with the average UK adult reaching just 2,700 steps a day – just one-quarter of the recommended amount. The Alzheimer’s Society found that … Continue reading

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Care home visit restrictions must be lifted say dementia groups

A staggering 4,800 people with dementia are estimated to have died from coronavirus in London since the coronavirus pandemic hit Britain in full force last year. They are among more than 34,000 with the condition to have died in England … Continue reading

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Croydon choir’s Palace performance will live in the memory

A Croydon-based choir made up of people affected by dementia, has performed at Buckingham Palace. Croydon’s “Singing for the Brain” group started in 2012 and is run by the Alzheimer’s Society. The group enjoyed a “once in a lifetime opportunity” … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society appeals for volunteers for its Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Society is calling on families, friends, colleagues, and four-legged friends in Croydon to unite against dementia by taking part in London Memory Walk. For the first time, there are two walks taking place in London this year. There … Continue reading

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‘We need to create a climate of kindness and understanding’

The council, together with the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), are supporting Dementia Awareness Week, which begins today, by asking residents and their employees to sign-up to the Dementia Friends initiative at http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk. The week’s activities are organised by the … Continue reading

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