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Local news
Ed Doolan, a veteran broadcaster passes away, aged 76 

16 Jan 18

Veteran BBC West Midlands Broadcaster and MBE, Ed Doolan has died aged 76.


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Volunteers Needed for Music-Making Sessions 

5 Jan 18

Would You Like to Volunteer? Beat It Percussion (is a small Community Interest Company founded in 2013 with the aim of bringing music based activities to people in the community) – Drumming Together are seeking volunteers, to help run and …


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Let’s Hear it for the Carers 

28 Dec 17

I missed my Christmas Day visit to see Mum.


Blog feature
Time to Think 

20 Dec 17

“I don’t even have time to think.


News
Solihull community group come together to protect greenbelt 

16 Dec 17

A SOLIHULL community group has come together to protest against the possible loss of greenbelt land and raise money for dementia services.


Rugby
Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington man who suffers from dementia 

14 Dec 17

Lemuel Boyce, 87, has been missing from his care home since early on Thursday morning…


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A Wolverhampton Christmas Carol 

14 Dec 17

The   Alzheimer’s Society is putting on another of their fabulous Christmas Carol concerts tonight in aid of people with Dementia tonight.


Blog feature
Volunteers Needed for Music-Making Sessions 

4 Dec 17

Would You Like to Volunteer? Beat It Percussion (is a small Community Interest Company founded in 2013 with the aim of bringing music based activities to people in the community) – Drumming Together are seeking volunteers, to help run and …


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Police ‘very concerned’ for safety of missing dementia sufferer from Walsall 

28 Nov 17

Freda Morris has been missing since the early hours of Tuesday morning…


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Pensioner suffering dementia missing from Walsall Wood – URGENT. 

24 Nov 17

This lovely old fellow is Graham Keith Robinson – He’s 82 and suffering with Dementia – he has gone missing from Lee Court, just off Brookland Road Walsall Wood and is still missing right now – 9:10pm, Friday 24th November 2017.


Sport
Dementia and Football: Is There A Link? 

22 Nov 17

Paper editor Alex Alton discusses Alan Shearer’s research into Dementia and the potential link between the disease and heading within the game of football.


Local news
Your votes can help… 

18 Nov 17

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) are bidding for funding from the AVIVA Community Fund, to enable them to provide iPad sessions for their day centres.


Sport
Alan Shearer demands dementia action from FA after undergoing tests in BBC documentary 

12 Nov 17

Tests revealed Shearers mental capacity was perfectly normal and all fine…


Sport
Before you watch Alan Shearer’s BBC documentary – read this heartbreaking account of dementia and football 

11 Nov 17

Dawn Astle provides a poignant insight into how her father and WBA legend Jeff deteriorated…


Blog feature
The House That I Grew Up In 

10 Nov 17

The parental home is finally empty and ready to go on the market.


Rugby
Ex-Aston Villa star Chris Nicholl ‘brain damaged from headers’ and can’t remember where he lives 

8 Nov 17

Startling admission in Alan Shearer’s: Dementia, Football and Me…


Blog feature
The Pain Goes On 

8 Nov 17

I spent time last week with some people whose lives have felt the full impact of dementia.


Local news
Charity music group get lottery grant 

19 Oct 17

Congratulations to Elms.


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Over 50’s Social Club for people living with dementia 

9 Oct 17

The Kingfisher Buddies Club is a fun, welcoming new group for older people living with the early stages of dementia, their carers and family.


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Dementia takes centre stage as Lichfield Garrick hosts Finding Joy 

5 Oct 17

A show based on the true story of a teenager looking after his grandmother as she faces life with dementia is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Business
HSBC UK chief to tackle Great Birmingham Run 

4 Oct 17

Ian Stuart underwent hip surgery three years ago but is now raising money with colleagues for the Alzheimer’s Society…


News
Rugby museum helping dementia patients remember 

29 Sep 17

A museum and gallery’s objects and curios are being used to trigger memories during hospital stays.


News
Alzheimer’s blow as new-hope drug fails final tests 

27 Sep 17

The trials began in 2015 and new hope was offered to around half a million people in the UK living with Alzheimer’s…


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Pam 

25 Sep 17

This photograph was taken a couple of years ago.


Blog feature
BUDS’ Fundraising Evening of Music, Comedy and Magic 

18 Sep 17

Buds (Better Understanding of Dementia in Buds) is pleased to announce a fundraising evening of Music, Comedy and Magic at the Village Hotel, Dudley on Thursday 5th October 2017, 7 pm to 10 pm.