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Posted on 23 Jun

Long-lost World Cup song by 1966 team released for Alzheimer’s Research UK

An original World Cup song performed by the 1966 team has been released this month, complete with never-before-seen footage of the players in the recording studio, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The song ‘We Were There’ was written in 1982 by original founding member of The Dallas Boys, Bob Wragg, to wish luck […]

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Posted on 22 Jun

Author hosts East Anglian Festival of Culture in aid of dementia research

A top author is inviting people across the UK to the East Anglian Festival of Culture in Lowestoft, Suffolk, to celebrate ‘all things literary’ in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Suzan Collins, who has previously penned the children’s book Little Kitty: the Cat Burglar, to raise money for the charity, says the fun weekend on […]

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Posted on 22 Jun

Five-year-old girl is top fundraiser for Running Down Dementia

An energetic five-year-old has become one of the top fundraisers for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new fundraising challenge Running Down Dementia. India Mackie has raised a fantastic £523 for vital dementia research within less than a month of the initiative starting – placing her in the top ten of more than 2,300 fundraisers. Running Down Dementia […]

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Posted on 22 Jun

Cyclist taking on 5,000km tour for dementia research without leaving her house

An ambitious woman from the Netherlands is cycling 5,000km from Amsterdam to the Costa del Sol in Spain, going via the Cambridge offices of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the charity for which she is raising money, but without leaving her front room. Saskia Vervoort will be doing the virtual challenge at home in Spain on her […]

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Posted on 22 Jun

Aberdeenshire woman taking on summer challenge for dementia research

Alison Blaikie from Elrick will be taking on an impressive three-part challenge this summer, which includes walking over 160 miles, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, after losing her dad to dementia. Alison, who works as an administrator in Aberdeen, is starting her ‘Summerathlon’ on 25 June with a 10km walk around Dinnet. She […]

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Posted on 21 Jun

Alzheimer’s researchers investigate diabetes link in mice

Diabetologia: Neuronal human BACE1 knockin induces systemic diabetes in mice Researchers in Aberdeen have highlighted a possible new link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes according to a new study published today in the journal Diabetologia. While diabetes is a well-known risk factor for Alzheimer’s, this latest study indicates that when Alzheimer’s changes in the brain […]

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Posted on 21 Jun

Changes in blood flow to the brain may be early feature of Alzheimer’s disease

Nature Communications: Early role of vascular dysregulation on late-onset Alzheimer’s disease based on multifactorial data-driven analysis A new study has shown that changes in blood flow to different brain areas may be one of the earliest changes in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published today in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers […]

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Posted on 20 Jun

Stroud man completes six-day Sahara ultramarathon and raises over £20,000 for dementia research

A 25-year-old from Stroud, who had never run a marathon before in his life, has just completed the holy grail of foot races, Marathon des Sables, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alex Gordon Lennox, a management consultant, completed the challenge in April and raised an incredible £21,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s […]

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Posted on 16 Jun

Yoga teacher encourages the people of Newcastle to sign up to Yoga for Alzheimer’s

Budding yoga enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to get into their favourite yoga position while raising money for vital dementia research. Alzheimer’s Research UK is currently hosting Yoga for Alzheimer’s, an initiative encouraging people to get into their favourite yoga positions while raising money to help find treatments for dementia, which affects 850,000 people […]

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Posted on 15 Jun

Mountaineer Kenton Cool to Race the Tide for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Renowned mountaineer Kenton Cool will tackle a new challenge when he takes part in a 30-hour, 100km endurance event to raise vital funds for pioneering dementia research. Kenton – who has scaled Everest more times than any other Briton and guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit – will take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s […]

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