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Dementia patients left to cope alone

Dementia patients left to cope alone

Dementia patients in the UK are subject to what could be called a “care tax” because they are left to arrange most of the care they need themselves, say experts at The Alzheimer’s Society. Researchers said on average only a third of funding (around £11,000) comes from the NHS or council funds, leaving a substantial shortfall. In fact, the equivalent ...

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Does sleep loss affect brain size?

Does sleep loss affect brain size?

It was interesting to read in a recent online issue of ‘Neurology’ that studies have shown that sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume. Researchers examined the link between sleep difficulties, such as having trouble falling asleep at night or staying asleep, and brain volume. This is suggested to be an issue because sleep ...

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Lord Richard Attenborough dies

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The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has written about the sad loss of its former President Lord Attenborough. Robert Meadowcroft, Chief Executive said,  “Lord Attenborough was the most extraordinary President a charity could ever wish to have, dedicating himself to more than 50 years of support for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. He had the wonderful gift of empathy and offered unwavering support ...

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MNDA’s Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm!

MNDA’s Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm!

Where have you been if you don’t know what this is?! The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral campaign where participants are challenged to throw a bucket of ice water over their heads before passing the challenge on to 3 other people who must accept the challenge within 24 hours. Those challenged can avoid doing this by donating to ...

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Headway welcomes new concussion rules

Headway welcomes new concussion rules

We are pleased to join with leading brain injury charity Headway in welcoming this month’s new rules on how Premier League football clubs deal with head injuries. “We are pleased to see the football authorities have addressed the serious issue of concussion,” said Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway. “The measures announced are a significant step forward in the protection of ...

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The “silent epidemic”

The “silent epidemic”

A Belfast based charity called ‘Brain Injury Matters’ is calling for more awareness of what it calls the “silent epidemic” of acquired brain injury. Chief executive Fiona McCabe told the BBC that as often there were no obvious signs that injury had occurred, those affected can find themselves very frustrated when trying to live their lives again. “The injury might be ...

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New purpose-built extension for Kings Lodge Centre for Complex Needs

We are pleased to read that a centre for adults with neuro-disabilities in Redhill (Surrey) has just completed a £3 million expansion. Kings Lodge Centre for Complex Needs has created the new purpose-built, 25 bed extension to provide much-needed services for those with complex needs. The centre, which cares for adults with conditions ranging from brain injuries to neuro-degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, will now ...

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