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Posted on 25 Sep

Runner makes parkrun pilgrimage in memory of his late wife

A devoted runner from Stockton-on-Tees is taking part in eight parkruns in places that were important to his late wife to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. John Hirst will tackle eight 5km runs across the UK in memory of his wife Pat, who died in July, aged 66, having been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia […]

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Posted on 25 Sep

Cambridge charity welcomed MEP Alex Mayer for World Alzheimer’s Month

Local MEP Alex Mayer joined the fightback against dementia this week when she visited Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Cambridgeshire-based headquarters to mark World Alzheimer’s Month. On Friday 22 September, Ms Mayer discovered the latest in dementia research by speaking to teams from across the UK’s leading dementia research charity, while also getting involved in research herself […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

1,400 miles of pain! Athlete to make history with 10 Ironman triathlons in 10 days

An athlete hopes to make history by attempting to join an elite band of just 87 people around the world who have completed the ultimate endurance challenge of 10 Ironman triathlons in 10 days. Simon Bayman, who lives in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, is aiming to complete a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and marathon (26.2 miles) every […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Ricoh joins fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Ricoh is tackling dementia through a pan-European partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, Europe’s leading dementia research charity. The partnership will see Ricoh and Alzheimer’s Research UK co-produce a number of awareness campaigns, leveraging Ricoh’s printing technologies and digital capabilities. Ricoh will also take part in generating much-needed research funding through a series of volunteering activities. […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Four daughters carry out Instagram takeover to raise profile of dementia for World Alzheimer’s Day

The Hewitt sisters share candid posts on Alzheimer’s Research UK Instagram account about how they operate a ‘tag team’ to care for their mum, Laura, full-time despite all have busy lives with their careers and families. Laura, 61, is living with posterior cortical atrophy, a rare form of dementia. Scans on the Instagram account, @dayinthelifeoflaws, […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Scottish Alzheimer’s researchers in £600k charity funding boost

Dementia researchers in Scotland are set to benefit from a funding boost to support three new pioneering studies that will shed more light on Alzheimer’s disease. Almost £600k of new funding has been awarded to scientists in Scotland from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the largest charity funder of dementia research in the UK. Dementia affects around […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Leading charity in £2 million boost for dementia prevention research

Hearing loss among factors to be targeted in new risk reduction studies Alzheimer’s Research UK, Europe’s leading dementia research charity, will invest over £2million in four innovative new projects exploring ways to reduce the risk of dementia. The announcement, which comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), is the UK’s largest charitable investment in dementia […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Cambridge dementia researchers receive £1.75m charity boost

Cambridge dementia researchers are set to benefit from over £1.75 million of research funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting 500,000 people in the UK, and the new funding announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day, Thursday 21 September. The Cambridgeshire-based charity […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Liverpool scientists awarded funding boost for dementia research

A research team at the University of Liverpool has been awarded £50,000 to develop pioneering technology that could improve our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, funded by the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Thursday 21 September), an initiative to raise global awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well […]

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Posted on 20 Sep

Blood magnesium levels linked with dementia risk

Researchers in the Netherlands have found a link between levels of magnesium in the blood and the risk of developing dementia. Results from the study, published today in the journal Neurology, indicate that both high and low levels of magnesium may be linked to an increased risk of dementia. The study involved members of the […]

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