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Posted on 28 Sep

Wickes fundraiser takes to the saddle in 700km challenge for dementia research

Intrepid Wickes cyclist Anil Pindoria has raised thousands for Alzheimer’s Research UK after a gruelling 700km challenge that saw him pedal through four countries in as many days. Anil, Supply Chain Manager at Wickes’ support centre in Watford, was inspired to take on the challenge after the organisation selected the UK’s leading dementia research charity […]

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Posted on 28 Sep

Dinosaur takes on Cardiff Half Marathon for dementia research

A teacher with a passion for running will be tackling the Cardiff Half Marathon dressed as a dinosaur to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sam Evans, 32, is determined to drive dementia to extinction by running on 2 October dressed as Deano the Dementiasaurus – a character of his own making. Sam, who teaches […]

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Posted on 27 Sep

Oxford researcher conquers 100km trek for Alzheimer’s Research UK

An Oxford scientist has completed a gruelling non-stop 100km trek to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Francesca Nicholls, who works at the charity’s Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, was one of dozens of people taking part in Race the Tide this month, a 30-hour endurance event along the spectacularly […]

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Posted on 26 Sep

Wild West comes to Price Bailey in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Staff and Partners at chartered accountants Price Bailey donned fancy dress and raised cash this week for the firm’s annual charity fun day in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Work was put aside for the day in Price Bailey offices across the country as staff dressed up and took […]

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Posted on 23 Sep

Monty Python star Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

It has been reported today that actor and director Terry Jones, best known as a member of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia known as primary progressive aphasia (PPA). PPA is a rare form of frontotemporal dementia, and affects parts of the frontal and temporal lobes […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Funding boost for Nottingham dementia scientists

Dementia researchers based at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £13,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists reveal more about the genetics of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday 21 September) a global initiative to highlight the impact of Alzheimer’s and […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Norwich researchers awarded £260k for landmark dementia study

A research team led by Prof Chris Fox from the University of East Anglia will benefit from a £260k funding boost from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK. Announcing the award on World Alzheimer’s Day, the team led by Prof Fox welcomed the funding that will see them shed new light on the factors driving Alzheimer’s […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Oxford researchers to ask whether fish oils or aspirin could delay dementia

Funding as part of £200k boost for research in the city Scientists at the University of Oxford are set to benefit from a £200,000 funding boost in two new grants awarded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. One award will allow a team to study whether taking aspirin and omega-3 fish […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Alzheimer’s Research UK gives £600k boost to Edinburgh dementia research

Edinburgh dementia scientists are set to benefit from over £600,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The charity has pledged to support two new research projects in the city, aiming to improve the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Barnsley dementia researcher secures major funding boost

Barnsley-born scientist, Dr Selina Wray has been awarded over £400,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the country’s leading dementia research charity. Dr Wray, who works at University College London, will investigate how a protein that builds up in the brain in Alzheimer’s causes damage to brain cells and leads to the devastating symptoms […]

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