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Posted on 28 Apr

Russell Grant brings Strictly glamour to charity ball for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Strictly Come Dancing star Russell Grant added extra glamour to a glittering charity ball in Eastbourne this month that raised just over £3,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The black-tie event, organised by Linda Levett, National President of Foresters Friendly Society, saw 220 people come together for a dazzling evening of music and dancing in support […]

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Posted on 28 Apr

RideLondon-Surrey places available with Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is looking for cyclists to fill a small number of places remaining for one of the biggest cycling events in the country. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016 offers a 100-mile course where participants will take in iconic London landmarks, the beautiful Surrey countryside and challenging hill […]

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Posted on 28 Apr

Diabetes drug could influence brain activity in Alzheimer’s

Researchers in Denmark have released findings from a small clinical trial of the diabetes drug liraglutide in people living with Alzheimer’s disease. The pilot study published today in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience suggests that treatment with liraglutide could help to limit the loss of brain activity that can be seen in Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Posted on 27 Apr

Bearded men urged to join glitter beard world record challenge

Bearded men across the UK are being called on to take part in a world record challenge for dementia research – for the largest number of glitter beards created in an hour. So far dozens of men have signed up to get ‘beardjazzled’ in what will be a world record first, organised by Northampton-based company […]

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Posted on 25 Apr

Leicester researchers block neurodegeneration in flies

PNAS: Tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) inhibition ameliorates neurodegeneration by modulation of kynurenine pathway metabolites Researchers at the University of Leicester and the University of Maryland in the US have studied a group of metabolites that work together to influence nerve cell health. Using genetic and chemical approaches in fruit flies, the researchers found that blocking one of […]

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Posted on 25 Apr

Dream Team smash fundraising target in Brighton 10k for dementia research

A team of work friends have raised over £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by running the Brighton 10k on 17 April. The ‘Dream Team’ led by Julia Deamer, have been spurred on to raise funds and awareness of dementia by thoughts of Julia’s sister who was recently diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s. The team of […]

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Posted on 25 Apr

Volunteers urged to join Southampton fundraising group for Alzheimer’s Research UK

People across Hampshire are invited to join a fundraising group in aid of the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Southampton Group, formed by city resident Malcolm Legge in 2015, is the first of its kind in the county. Malcolm, who is Chairman of the group, is seeking members […]

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Posted on 22 Apr

Buckinghamshire grandmother is walking 850,000 steps to pay tribute to the 850,000 people with dementia in the UK

Former nurse Liz Stoddard has already raised more than £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK after pledging to walk one step for every person with dementia in the UK. With 850,000 people affected by the condition, Liz has already completed more than a third of her “Lap of Honour” with just over 380,000 steps completed – […]

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Posted on 20 Apr

Former Brookside star leading exercise marathon in Waterloo for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Actress and professional fitness instructor Paula Muldoon will be leading a seven-hour exercise marathon this May to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Paula, who played Diana Corkhill on soap opera Brookside for three years, has organised the event, where over 100 people will be getting their hearts pumping for a good cause. The 46-year-old […]

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Posted on 20 Apr

Swimmers brave 24-hour swim for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Two courageous fundraisers will be swimming for 24 hours straight to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Gareth Maddison, 35, and Andy Green, 33, will swim alternatively for an hour at a time between 7pm on Tuesday 21 June and 7pm on Wednesday 22 June, in aid of dementia research. They will brave cold […]

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