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Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check 

16 Jun 18

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically …

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Do We Care? 

15 Jun 18

It’s a simple, four letter word.

Keys to new Lichfield care home handed over after building work is completed 

14 Jun 18

The keys to a new care home in Lichfield have been handed over after building work was completed.

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MISSING – Alan Brown – 78 – Northfield 

31 May 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for help to trace 78 year-old Alan Brown who has gone missing from Northfield.

Dementia charity launches appeal for better care as worrying Solihull figures emerge 

31 May 18

THE NUMBER of Solihull residents over 65 living with dementia is set to increase by a third by 2025 – while a dementia charity has launched an appeal for better care.

Royal Star and Garter enjoy memory walk at Baddesley Clinton for Dementia Action Week 

30 May 18

RESIDENTS and staff from The Royal Star and Garter Homes in Solihull enjoyed a memory walk in Baddesley Clinton to celebrate Dementia Action Week.

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Little Things Mean a Lot 

25 May 18

My love affair with music, all kinds of music, began at a very early age.

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Emma is supporting Dementia Awareness Week 

24 May 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East is supporting Dementia Awareness Week to highlight the support available to those living with dementia.

Coventry events for Dementia Action Week 

22 May 18

Coventry’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services is urging people to be a part of the Dementia Action Week.

LETTERS: Your discussion from across the borough in this week’s Observer 

20 May 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding Birmingham International, the Alzheimer’s Society and prostate cancer.

Dementia Awareness Week, 21 May 2018 – 25 May 2018 

20 May 18

21 May 2018 – 25 May 2018 – Community at Merry Hill Monday 21 May – Choir
1pm, lower mall near H Samuel As a way of helping care for and support people with dementia, music has been shown to often have a dramatic effect.

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Dementia Awareness Week 

19 May 18

The week 21st-25th May marks Dementia Awarness Week.

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Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia 

17 May 18

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial led by a University of Warwick researcher…

Events planned as Tamworth joins Dementia Action Week 

17 May 18

A SERIES of events have been planned to raise awareness about dementia as Tamworth joins national Dementia Action Week.

One Giant Leap for Alzheimer’s Society 

16 May 18

With Direct Air’s 25th anniversary in 2018, we thought it was about time we selected a company charity.

Organisations say planned care home in Lichfield will be a “centre of excellence” for people with dementia 

11 May 18

A new care home in Lichfield will be a “centre of excellence” for people with dementia, according to the group behind the scheme.

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4 May 18

12 months ago this morning came the ‘phone call.

Youngster with fatal childhood dementia has forgotten how to say his first words 

3 May 18

His fight against the illness is made even harder as he has been diagnosed with a rare strain which only one other child in the world has.

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Medical research co-authored by Aston’s School of Life and Health Sciences lecturer 

30 Apr 18


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MISSING: Malini Deshpande – Harborne 

25 Apr 18

Have you seen Malini Deshpande?  Malini is described as, Indian, 4ft 11ins, Grey hair.

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Lessons Shared From Pilot Apps for Dementia Sufferers 

23 Apr 18

Charity innovation foundation Nesta has shared the lessons learnt from two pilot apps for people affected by dementia.

Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign 

18 Apr 18

George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.

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Drumming Together in West Bromwich pilot extended 

16 Apr 18

Beat It Percussion’s final session of its 12 week Pilot Project, Drumming Together in West Bromwich, ended on 12 April.

Football match in Lichfield to raise money for Dementia UK charity 

10 Apr 18

A football game in Lichfield is set to raise money for the Dementia UK charity.

Cleaner facing jail for stealing from OAP with Alzheimer’s 

17 Mar 18

Teresa Dejesus was caught red-handed on hidden camera…