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Posted on 22 May

Husband and wife take on 46-mile cycle for research after Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A landscape architect diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s and his wife will be taking on a 46-mile cycle race through London for Alzheimer’s Research UK. When Richard Fried, 57, began showing the symptoms of dementia from the age of 50 it was initially put down to depression. Despite his wife Mary Fried, 59, fighting for a […]

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Posted on 22 May

Fundraisers at Price Bailey raise nearly £40,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

East Anglian-based chartered accountants and business advisers Price Bailey are celebrating the success of their first year of fundraising after raising an incredible £37,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Over the past 12 months, the firm has organised a number of events for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, including skydives, a beer tasting evening and […]

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Posted on 18 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Tory pledge to invest in dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a commitment in the Conservatives’ election manifesto, released today, to invest in dementia research. The charity is calling on other political parties to make similar commitments to ensure efforts to defeat dementia remain a priority in the next parliament. Dr Matthew Norton, Director of […]

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Posted on 18 May

Dementia deaths set to quadruple by 2040

BMC Medicine: How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services Alzheimer’s Research UK has highlighted the need for more investment in dementia research, following a study which revealed that the number of people dying from the condition is expected to quadruple by 2040. The research by […]

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Posted on 17 May

Zodiac Seats UK raises more than £5,600 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Following a year of fundraising events – including skydives, bake sales and auctions – Zodiac Seats UK has handed over more than £5,600 to the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Staff at the Cwmbran branch of the company voted for Alzheimer’s Research UK to become their charity of the year for 2016. Throughout the partnership, […]

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Posted on 16 May

Young charity champion speaks out about her father’s Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer’s disease is difficult for any family but Ciana Ayre will talk about what it was like to find out her dad had dementia when she was only 13 at this year’s Alzheimer’s Show at London Olympia. Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion Ciana, who was the voice behind Freya in the charity’s thought-provoking Christmas […]

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Posted on 16 May

Daring Teela conquers fears to plummet 13,000ft for Alzheimer’s Research UK

 A daring fundraiser from Wickes’ Chelmsford store has overcome her fear of heights to take part in a tandem skydive for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Teela Jarvis jumped from a dizzying 13,000ft as part of the charity’s Skydive Day, along with colleagues and friends who were all raising money for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. […]

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Posted on 14 May

41-year old cyclist with Alzheimer’s takes on gruelling 934-mile ride during Dementia Awareness Week

Father-of-three Chris Graham is ticking the infamous John O’Groats to Land’s End ride off his bucket list to raise awareness of the condition that has had a devastating impact on his family. Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion Chris was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2010 at the age of just 34. He is now 41 and […]

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Posted on 12 May

Celebrities back summer running challenge to take on UK’s biggest health fear

A BAFTA award-winning actress, much-loved TV personality and model-turned-fitness guru are calling on people of all ages to take part in a running event this summer to raise funds to tackle dementia. The challenge comes as a YouGov survey commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK shows dementia has drawn level with cancer (both 31%) for the […]

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Posted on 11 May

Odgers Berndtson staff launch charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK

Staff at executive search firm Odgers Berndtson have kick-started a vital fundraising partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Employees from the company’s UK offices launched the two-year partnership on Tuesday 9 May, after staff voted to select Alzheimer’s Research UK as their chosen charity. Over 850,000 people are currently living […]

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