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Comedian Jo Brand urges people in Devon to express themsELVES for Elf Day

It’s been a tough year for many, but Alzheimer’s Society supporter and stand-up comedian Jo Brand is determined to help spread some festive cheer.

Jo wants people across the South West – where more than 92,510 people are living with dementia – to pop on a pair of elf ears, pull up their festive tights and shake a leg in some jolly jingle-bell slippers on Elf Day to raise some much-...

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...

Alzheimer's may be linked to better hygiene, say researchers

Better sanitation and hygiene and higher levels of urbanisation could be linked to higher rates of Alzheimer's disease. This is according to a study published in the journal, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health .

Researchers from Cambridge University looked at age-standardised rates (rates if all countries had the same population birth rate, life expectancy and age structure) of...