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Two horse riders from Yorkshire are taking part in the My Quest National Dressage Championships this month to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Ruth Snowden and Dave Brackpool placed first and third respectively at the regional finals, earning them a spot in the nationals on 28 October at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Bedfordshire. Unusually, […]
The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) has today launched the next phase of its Celebrating UK Bioscience campaign to highlight the impact that the UK bioscience industry makes on delivering groundbreaking treatments to patients. Working with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the report highlights some of the innovative efforts underway in the country to develop new treatments for […]
Neurology: Aerobic exercise and vascular cognitive impairment. A randomized controlled trial. A new interventional trial of exercise has shown a small but significant improvement in memory and thinking skills in people with early memory problems due to blood vessel damage in the brain, called vascular cognitive impairment. The results are published on 19 October in […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has been named winner in the Not-for-Profit category of the PRWeek UK Awards for its influential #sharetheorange campaign. The online campaign, which was animated by Aardman and featured actor Christopher Eccleston, was designed to challenge the common misconception that dementia is a natural part of ageing. […]
A team of fundraisers from the Cobham branch of AXA Insurance have used pedal power to raise more than £9,000 for pioneering dementia research. The gruelling challenge saw 19 cyclists take on a 170-mile journey to ride from Cobham to Paris in two days, more than doubling their initial fundraising target. Staff from AXA Insurance […]
Fashion devotees from Wirral will be able to snap up this season’s must-have items and boost dementia research at the same time this month at the #MemoriesMatter2 fashion show in Heswall. The event on Sunday 30 October is co-hosted by The Perfume Shop District Manager Mell Mclachlan, and will feature a Halloween-themed catwalk, a shopping […]
JAMA Oncology: Association Between Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Risk of Dementia New research has highlighted a possible link between a prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and the risk of dementia. The findings are published today (Thursday 13 October) in the Journal JAMA Oncology. Androgens are a group of male hormones that includes […]
A mum from Norwich has raised more than £1,800 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity after taking part in a 100km challenge. Cheryl Herrieven signed up to Running Down Dementia, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s latest fundraising campaign, which encourages participants to run 100km and raise £100. But Cheryl quickly smashed her fundraising target more […]
Actor Iwan Rheon is helping to improve understanding of dementia by lending his voice to a new animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 31 year old, best known for playing Ramsay Bolton in hit HBO series Game of Thrones, recorded the voiceover for the short film. Iwan lost his grandmother, Beryl, to Alzheimer’s disease and […]
Oban will be home this October to Memory Fest – a night of retro fun and music – all to raise funds for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Keen fundraiser Elinor Dodgson wanted to raise money for dementia research after her grandfather, George Dodgson, was diagnosed with dementia in 2013. He […]