Alzheimer's Society

Families urged to join Plymouth Memory Walk

Alzheimer’s Society is urging families to spend time together tackling the biggest health issue of our time, by joining the Plymouth Memory Walk on 8 October to raise money for a world without dementia.

The charity is encouraging residents to rally around family of all ages – from grandparents to grandchildren - and take part in the event, which is being held in association with HSBC...

Fantastic amount raised for Alzheimer's Society

The charity team at Otter Nurseries handed over a cheque for almost £3,500, giving a welcome boost to charity of the year 2015, Alzheimer’s Society.

Throughout the year, staff and customers at the popular garden centre in Brixton raised funds through a series of events including; raffles, donations from a woodturning display, a Fuchsia show put on by the British Fuchsia Society and...

Keeping the fun in the fundraising

A fun day held by Otter Nurseries in Brixton raised £545 for the garden centre’s charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society.

Over 300 people attended the event, which included a car wash, tombola and the chance to get up close to some beautiful owls with ‘Hold an Owl’. The bouncy castle proved a popular attraction for children.

Otter Nurseries Manager, Phil Hewish said: “We had a...

Fun Day at Otter Nurseries

Join the team at Otter Nurseries on August 22nd for a Family Summer Fun Day - and help raise funds for our Charity of the Year, Alzheimer's Society.

Lots of fun to be had with a bouncy castle, hook-a-duck, tombola, car wash and the chance to hold an owl.

Come along and join the fun!

MP supports Alzheimer’s Society’s election campaign

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, has pledged to make this election memorable by taking action to support the 850,000 people living with dementia across the UK.

Alison said: “Plymouth is aiming for status as a Dementia friendly city and we have some excellent work going on is schools like Stoke Damerel, in businesses and voluntary organisations, including with my own staff...

SW take action and raise awareness of Dementia

South West businesses, universities and local authorities are just a few of the organisations who have joined forces to raise awareness of Dementia and to improve the lives of those living with the disorder.

Some of the good work includes setting up cafes, singing and activity groups, becoming a Dementia Action Alliance, attending Dementia Friends awareness sessions and much more....

Plymouth dementia expert welcomes potential drug breakthrough

A dementia expert at Plymouth University has welcomed news that scientists may have taken the first steps in finding a treatment for conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

A study published on Wednesday 10 October in the journal Science Transitional Medicine claimed that researchers had managed to halt brain cell death in mice.

The research, undertaken by the Medical...

Dementia awareness event

Plymstock Library is hosting a dementia awareness event on Friday 28 June.

The event, which will run from 11am to 2pm, will be a chance to learn about dementia and mental wellbeing and find out how to keep both mind and body active.

Local organisations including the Alzheimer’s Society, Plymouth Mind and the Council’s Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be on hand to give advice and information about support services and activities on offer.

If you’re interested in supporting people with dementia, the Royal Voluntary Service will also be promoting volunteer...

Plymstock Library promotes healthy minds

Plymstock Library is hosting a dementia awareness event on Friday 28 June.

The event, which will run from 11am to 2pm, will be a chance to learn about dementia and mental wellbeing and find out how to keep both mind and body active.

Local organisations including the Alzheimer’s Society, Plymouth Mind and the Council’s Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be on hand to give...

Healthy Working Lives

Plymouth Central Library is hosting an event on Friday 26 April where people can get help with finding work or advice on maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

The ‘Healthy Working Lives’ event, which will run from 11.30am to 2pm, will provide useful information about health and wellbeing for people in work, as well as training and employment opportunities for those who are looking for a job.

Careers South West and the Council’s Plymouth Adult and Community Learning Service will be on hand with advice about training workshops, adult education courses and finding...

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