Press releases

Alzheimer’s Society appoints Kate Lee new Chief Executive Officer

Alzheimer’s Society is delighted to announce that Kate Lee, currently Chief Executive Officer at children and young people’s cancer charity CLIC... read more

17.12.2019 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Study reveals dementia risk in former professional football players –...

A study led by the University of Glasgow has revealed the first major insights into lifelong health outcomes in former professional football... read more

21.10.2019 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Love Islander Paul Knops reveals dementia heartache after opening...

Love Island star Paul Knops has opened his heart over his “devastating” personal experience of dementia after taking part in the Alzheimer’s... read more

07.10.2019 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Dame Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell stand with Alzheimer’s Society...

Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell as well as Alzheimer's Society CEO Jeremy Hughes and Director of Policy Sally Copley met... read more

03.09.2019 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Bill Gates to invest $50 million to advance research towards a cure for...

Bill Gates has today announced a $50 million investment into the Dementia Discovery Fund, motivated by personal experience of Alzheimer's disease... read more

13.11.2017 • By Alzheimer’s Society

TV chef Rosemary Shrager backs Cupcake Day

TV chef Rosemary Shrager is uniting against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society by backing the charity’s Cupcake Day fundraising campaign this... read more

13.06.2017 • By Alzheimer’s Society

First ever Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Journalism Awards announced to...

Alzheimer’s Society has opened nominations for its third annual Dementia Friendly Awards. Sponsored by Iceland, the awards celebrate people,... read more

06.06.2016 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society urges people with dementia to stay active when...

People with dementia and their carers are being urged to resist the temptation to 'hibernate' after the clocks go back this weekend by Alzheimer's... read more

22.10.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society calls on the Chancellor to consider the rights of...

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced that working grandparents are to be given a new legal right to take time off to help care for their... read more

05.10.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

One in three people born in 2015 will develop dementia, new analysis shows

One in three people born in 2015 will develop dementia, new analysis shows The research, commissioned by Alzheimer's Research UK and carried out... read more

21.09.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

MIND diet may slow cognitive decline among older people, study finds

Eating a group of specific foods known as the MIND diet may slow cognitive decline among older adults, according to researchers at Rush University... read more

05.08.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society warns of effect of heat on people with dementia

Alzheimer's Society is warning that today's high temperatures could lead to severe health problems among vulnerable people with dementia unless... read more

01.07.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Report suggests women are more likely to be affected by dementia than men

The majority of people living with dementia and those most at risk of developing the disease are women, according to a report by Alzheimer's... read more

05.06.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Short changed — children hit hard by limits to key support

Over two million children are in families that are cutting back on food or heating their homes as a result of the decision not to raise children's... read more

22.05.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

DoLs applications backlog leaves vulnerable people at risk of being...

The Health and Social Care Information Centre on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has released quarterly figures for January – March 2015... read more

12.05.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

High blood sugar may contribute towards Alzheimer’s disease, new study...

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism that links high blood sugar with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the Journal of... read more

05.05.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

New approach identified for treating Alzheimer’s disease, study suggests

molecule known as P8 could stop the build-up of a toxic protein in the brain which leads to Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from... read more

30.04.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Businesses urged to support 42,000 people with dementia who are still of...

Alzheimer's Society is calling for all businesses to create a dementia-friendly working environment and give staff with dementia and carers the... read more

27.04.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

NHS Financial Crisis Warning

According to the latest quarterly monitoring report from The Kings Find, increasing deficits, worsening performance and declining staff morale... read more

23.04.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Poor homecare training putting elderly at risk, according survey.

A survey conducted by UNISON of more than 1,000 care workers employed by councils and private firms across the UK, reveals that staff are... read more

23.04.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Depression and diabetes linked to higher risk of dementia, study finds

People with type 2 diabetes and depression may be at higher risk of developing dementia and people with both conditions at even greater risk,... read more

15.04.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

UK research spend on dementia still too low, new study shows

The amount of government money spent on dementia in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still too low when compared with the... read more

13.04.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society responds to tweets from Katie Hopkins

Over the weekend Katie Hopkins made several remarks regarding dementia on Twitter. In one tweet Hopkins suggested that people with dementia... read more

07.04.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

New guide to help prepare people on what to expect when someone they...

A new guide which prepares people on what to expect when someone is dying has today (25th March, 2015) been published by the National Council for... read more

26.03.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

People with dementia in hospital struggling with undiagnosed pain, study...

The frequency of pain experienced by people with dementia in hospital may be dramatically underreported, according to new research from University... read more

25.03.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer's Society supporter Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He died at home surrounded by his family. Jeremy Hughes,... read more

12.03.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

2.3 million under 18s know someone with dementia but lack understanding

2.3 million under 18s know someone with dementia but lack understanding Show of support from today's youth signals dawn of the first dementia... read more

26.02.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society achieves one million Dementia Friends ambition

The biggest ever social action movement to change perceptions of dementia is today (Saturday 18 February) celebrating creating one million... read more

22.02.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

Diabetes and depression linked to progression from mild cognitive...

People with Mild Cognitive Impairment who have diabetes, depression, or low levels of vitamin B12 are at an increased risk of progressing to... read more

20.02.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society

A molecule targeting inflammation in the brain could play a role in...

A molecule targeting one of the sources of inflammation in the brain could play a role in treating diseases of the brain including Alzheimer's... read more

16.02.2015 • By Alzheimer’s Society