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Cheap Alzheimer's drug 'may help keep people out of care homes'

Oct 27, 2015 by NHS Choices

"Alzheimer's drug may keep late-stage sufferers out of nursing homes," The Guardian reports. A study found people with Alzheimer's who continued to take a drug called donepezil were less likely to be admitted into care than people who stopped taking it.

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People with dementia urged to stay active when clocks change

Oct 26, 2015 by www.carehome.co.uk

The Alzheimer’s Society is urging people with dementia and their care workers to resist the temptation to ‘hibernate’ after the clocks go back this weekend.

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Landmark Huntington's Disease trial starts

Oct 19, 2015 by BBC Health News

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The first drug that can potentially correct the underlying defect that causes Huntington's disease has been taken by patients in a clinical trial.

Doctors at University College London, which is leading the study, said it was an important moment in tackling the incurable condition. Current medication treats the symptoms, but cannot slow or prevent the progressive damage to the brain. The Huntington's Disease Association said the trial was "very exciting".


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Report calls to bring housing, health and social care agencies together

Oct 15, 2015 by Adam Smith

This briefing, produced by the National Housing Federation in partnership with HACT, highlights the role housing associations can play in transforming dementia care pathways. It encourages health and social care commissioners to work more closely with housing providers at a local level. Also to design more robust and coordinated pathways of support for the increasing number of families who will be living with dementia over the next few decades.


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12 top tips for writing a grant application

Oct 12, 2015 by Dr David Crosby, Medical Research Council

Sitting down to write a grant application? Recently submitted a proposal or been successful in the last MRC board round? Building grant writing skills is a great way to help secure funding. With experience of working with various MRC boards and panels, Dr David Crosby, Programme Manager for Methodology and Experimental Medicine, has a pretty good idea of what they’re looking for. Here he describes how to master the application process and make your grant stand out from the rest.

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Visits from friends and family 'ward off depression in later life'

Oct 06, 2015 by NHS Choices

NHS Choices Study, which tracked over 11,000 people for more than two years, found people who saw family and friends just once every few months had an 11.5% chance of later developing symptoms of depression, compared with a risk of 6.5% for those who met up at least three times a week.

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