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We should all be dementia friends

By Cormac Tobin, managing director of Celesio UK. Everyone working in community pharmacy should become a dementia friend to support those with this devastating condition. Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are now the biggest cause of death in England and Wales after jumping by a fifth in a single year. It is a scary word, dementia. Over 850,000 people in the UK are living with the condition, and that is projected to grow to over one million by 2025. It is an increasing concern and many of us have seen the impact it can have on our loved ones. In the past there has been a misconception about what dementia actually is.

LloydsPharmacy offers bags of support to dementia charities

LloydsPharmacy is donating money from carrier bag sales to Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland

LloydsPharmacy appoints first health & wellbeing pharmacist

LloydsPharmacy has created the new role of health and wellbeing pharmacist through its partnership with the ExtraCare Charitable Trust

Update: Flu jab cuts dementia risk in heart failure patients

Influenza vaccination is associated with a lower risk of dementia in patients with heart failure

Dementia incidence is dropping, study finds

Dementia incidence in people aged over 65 years has dropped by 20 per cent since the early 1990s

Numark urges members to be 'dementia aware'

Numark has teamed up with Alzheimer's Research UK to encourage its members to support Dementia Awareness Week in May.

Dementia: a brighter future?

New treatments for dementia will be available within a decade, but progress is needed for sufferers today.

Inequalities persist in dementia prescribing

A new study reveals that inequalities in anti-dementia drug (ADD) prescribing persist in England

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