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Researchers in Oxford are embarking on a £50,000 study to develop treatments for dementia. The funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, will kick-off new drug discovery efforts that specifically target dementia with Lewy bodies – the third largest cause of dementia in the UK. As well as more common dementia […]
Gordon Hobbs, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, has recently completed his fourth year-long challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK bringing his total fundraising to over £6,000. The 80-year-old fundraiser signed up for his first Target Twelve Hundred challenge for the UK’s leading dementia research charity in 2011, shortly after his wife, Dinah, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The fundraising […]
Jamie Sherwood, from Plaistow, West Sussex, has recently boosted funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK by holding a 24-hour ‘tennisathon’. The event took place on Friday 25 September at the tennis courts at Winterton Hall, Plaistow, and has raised nearly £1,000 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The 18-year-old tennis fan organised the event in […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed an announcement from a major retail consortium including Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Waitrose, which has announced a partnership to help support the development of a dementia research centre based at UCL. With the introduction of a new mandatory charge for supermarket carrier bags from […]
A research team at the University of Salford has been awarded just over £80,000 for a pioneering project into a rare form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia. The three-year study, funded by the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, kicks off this week and coincides with World Frontotemporal Dementia Awareness Week (4-11 October). The week aims to […]
Work gets underway this month at the University of Edinburgh, as part of a £100,000 study to learn more about the causes vascular dementia – the second biggest form of dementia in the UK. The three year PhD project, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, will seek to untangle the role the immune system plays in […]
Vivien Hunot, from Maresfield, East Sussex, is nearing the halfway stage of a unique challenge, which is raising funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The retired psychotherapist and researcher turned 60 on 30 May this year and set herself the ‘Sixty at 60’ challenge – to complete 60 tasks by her next birthday. Vivien is fundraising […]
Four friends have run the entire 363-mile length of the London Underground system to raise nearly £3,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK Four commuters have recently completed an ambitious challenge to run all 11 of the London Underground lines – a total of 363 miles (585k) – in just 18 months, raising nearly £3,000 for Alzheimer’s […]
Employees from the Paignton office of Bradleys Estate Agents will put their stamina to the test this month when they take part in an eight-hour spinathon to raise money for pioneering dementia research. Staff will be cycling outside their Hyde Road shopfront on Wednesday 30 September, after Alzheimer’s Research UK was selected as the company’s […]
Bristol fundraiser Katie Bromley-Challenor and her family are gearing up for a fiendish obstacle challenge that will see them raise money for pioneering dementia research. Katie, Technical Director at global design & consultancy firm Arcadis, based in Bristol, will be taking part in the Bear Grylls Survival Race on Saturday 3 October in support of […]