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Posted on 27 Mar

Wakefield fundraiser to run London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Fundraiser Sarah Vause, from Wakefield, will run her first marathon next month when she takes part in the Virgin Money London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sarah, 30, will be spurred on by thoughts of family members who died with Alzheimer’s disease as she takes on the 26.2-mile course – and she hopes to raise […]

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Posted on 26 Mar

Kirkby-born solicitor to run London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Kirkby-born solicitor will run this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Kevin James signed up for the 26.2-mile race across the capital on 26 April in memory of his mother, Mary, who died with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002. The 55 year old hopes to raise at least £2,000 […]

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Posted on 26 Mar

Nottingham runner set to tackle London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A recruitment specialist from Nottingham will pull on his running shoes next month when he takes on his first Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. David Bass, who works for specialist recruitment firm PageGroup, is one of hundreds of staff from the company taking up a challenge in support of the […]

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Posted on 23 Mar

Northamptonshire fundraiser to take on North Pole Marathon to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A fundraiser from Northampton will be heading to the most remote part of the planet on Sunday 5 April to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK – the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Chris Petrie, 47, will be tackling the North Pole Marathon – a 26.2 mile race starting at the international North Pole Camp […]

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Posted on 23 Mar

Friends to walk from London to Paris for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Rory Sands, from Muswell Hill, and his best friend Josh Miller, both 29, are gearing up to walk from London to Paris to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK – the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Rory will be walking with thoughts of his late grandmother ‘Gwennie’ in mind who passed away with dementia in […]

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Posted on 20 Mar

Phase 1 Alzheimer’s trial results show potential benefits for patients

Early results from a phase 1b trial of a new Alzheimer’s drug suggest possible benefits for people in the early stages of the disease. The antibody, known as aducanumab or BIIB037, was tested by pharmaceutical company Biogen, with results presented today at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders in […]

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Posted on 19 Mar

Sense of purpose in life linked to healthier brain ageing

Researchers in the US have found that older people with a strong sense of purpose in life may be less likely to have damage in the brain caused by decreased blood flow. The study is published in the journal Stroke. Interruptions in the brain’s blood supply can result in a stroke or in damage to […]

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Posted on 19 Mar

New diet linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Research has suggested that a diet called the MIND diet, which includes aspects of a Mediterranean diet, could lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The research team, based at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, completed a study of 923 people aged between 58 […]

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Posted on 18 Mar

Researchers develop test to predict risk of memory and thinking problems

US scientists have developed a new scoring system designed to predict an older person’s risk of developing mild cognitive impairment – problems with memory and thinking that can precede dementia. The study, published today in the journal Neurology, followed 1,449 people between the ages of 70 and 89 who didn’t have any problems with memory […]

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Posted on 17 Mar

Cardiff black-tie dinner to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A black-tie dinner and dance will be held in the elegant surroundings of Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel on Friday 10 April to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The formal fundraiser has been organised by city businessman Chris Case. The 28 year old hopes to raise at least £10,000 for pioneering dementia research in honour of […]

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