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Play Sea Hero Quest and #gameforgood
Play Sea Hero Quest and #gameforgood
Alzheimer's Research UK has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom and scientists from University College London and the University of East Anglia to develop Sea Hero Quest, a smartphone game that re-writes the rules on how we go about dementia research.
Older people are at risk of loneliness
Older people are at risk of loneliness
According to a paper by Marcus Rand of the Campaign to End Loneliness, it seems that about one in 10 of people over 65 feels chronically lonely all or most of the time.
Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of suffering a major stroke
Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of suffering a major stroke
A team from Oxford University has shown that immediate and continuing self-treatment in the weeks after experiencing the symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack, or 'warning' stroke, could reduce the risk by as much as 80 percent. People who suffer TIAs or strokes are currently administered aspirin, but up until now the drug was only thought to reduce the subsequent risk by around 15 percent.
Too many delay seeking dementia diagnosis
Too many delay seeking dementia diagnosis
More than half of those seeking a diagnosis for dementia have delayed going to their GP by at least a year, according to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer's Society. The charity says nearly two-thirds of people fear a diagnosis would mean their life is over. But it says an early diagnosis can actually help people to live as well as possible.
Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds
Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds
"Mindfulness uses techniques such as meditation to help people overcome depression REX Therapy based on the controversial concept of 'mindfulness' works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study.
Loneliness can trigger heart disease and strokes, new research suggests
Loneliness can trigger heart disease and strokes, new research suggests
Being lonely and socially isolated can increase a person's risk of heart disease or stroke, new research suggests. The effect loneliness has on the heart is similar to that seen in people who suffer anxiety or have stressful jobs, experts found.
Social Care - Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!
Social Care - Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!
To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward.
The Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Party
If you're aged 90 years or over and live in Westminster, join your Council for a tea party on Monday 13th June to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday. There are 50 spaces courtesy of Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill.
WHO calls for healthier diets to combat alarming surge in diabetes
WHO calls for healthier diets to combat alarming surge in diabetes
World Health Organisation warns that potentially life-threatening diabetes is now four times more common than it was in 1980. Governments around the world must act to ensure people can make healthier food choices, says the World Health Organisation.
Speak up about care for older people
Speak up about care for older people
The CQC is asking older people to speak up and share their experiences of care as part of its "Worked up? Speak Up" campaign. By providing the CQC with feedback, confidentially if you wish, you will help improve the overall quality of care in England.