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Posted on 09 Feb

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches Yoga for Alzheimer’s nationwide

Budding yoga enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to limber up for a national event launched by Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise money for vital dementia research. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is launching Yoga for Alzheimer’s, an initiative encouraging people to get into their favourite yoga positions while raising money to help find […]

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Posted on 09 Feb

Basingstoke Mother and daughter take on London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Jan Cridland, will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon with her daughter this April to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Jan, 59, who has worked at HSBC in Basingstoke for 40 years, decided to run the race in memory of her father, Derek Hill. He passed away […]

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Posted on 08 Feb

Leyland man to run 2016km for £2016 in 2016 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Lancashire IT manager Rick Warren has decided to take on an impressive challenge this year and clock up 2016km to raise £2016 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The 38-year-old from Leyland, Lancashire, had been running for about 18 months when he decided he wanted to put his hobby to good […]

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Posted on 05 Feb

Artist auctions unique ski helmet for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Cambridgeshire artist is encouraging people to bid on a ski helmet he designed to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The helmet has gone ‘head to head’ with a dozen others which have been designed by the UK’s top artists and put up for auction for good causes. […]

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Posted on 03 Feb

Head injury link to Alzheimer’s brain changes

Neurology: Amyloid pathology and axonal injury after brain trauma Researchers in London have found evidence of a hallmark Alzheimer’s disease protein building up in the brains of middle-aged people with brain injuries. The study is published on Wednesday 3 February in the journal Neurology. The study was carried out by a team at Imperial College […]

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Posted on 03 Feb

Sign up to run for Alzheimer’s Research UK at the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon

Runners are being invited to take on a last-minute challenge next month as Alzheimer’s Research UK gives away its final places for the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon – with no registration fees. On March 13 runners have the opportunity to speed round the famous racetrack, which hosts the British Grand Prix every year, while raising […]

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Posted on 02 Feb

Seafood consumption linked to lower levels of Alzheimer’s hallmark features

JAMA: Association of seafood consumption, brain mercury level and APOEɛ4 status with brain neuropathology in older adults A team of scientists in the US has found a link between seafood consumption and lower levels of Alzheimer’s-related features in the brains of people carrying a genetic risk factor of the disease. The research was published in […]

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Posted on 02 Feb

Businessman tackles toughest canoe race in the world for Alzheimer’s Research UK

International Business Development Manager Chris Bishop is pledging to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by rowing the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race – the longest non-stop canoe race in the world. Chris, 55, and his 43-year-old teammate Chris Preston are paddling in a new K2 canoe called ‘Forget Me Not’ in the Senior […]

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Posted on 01 Feb

Study links weight changes and risk of memory problems

JAMA Neurology: Decline in Weight and Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment Researchers in the US have found that weight loss after middle age may be linked to an increased risk of memory and thinking problems in later life. The study is published on Monday 1 February in the journal JAMA Neurology. The study, run by researchers at the […]

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Posted on 01 Feb

Runner to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK after joining befriending service

An Office Manager from West Sussex is running the Cambridge Half Marathon for the first time to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Ali Howell has pledged to raise £500 after befriending Janie, 88, just over a year ago. Janie has been living with vascular dementia for nearly three […]

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