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Space hoppers, pogo sticks and hobby horses were all part of a fundraising challenge with a difference at Wickes Support Centre in Watford to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Colleagues at the centre took part in the challenge as part of the home improvement retailer’s summer event, How Far Can You Go, which saw […]
Adele Lootes, 42, is the primary carer for her partner Lance Mills, 49, who was diagnosed with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in 2012, when he was just 45. This particular form of frontotemporal dementia, which is rare but one of the more common forms of early-onset dementia, is closely associated with behavioural changes including […]
75% of people said advice on dementia risk reduction would encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in […]
A would-be secret agent from Wickes’ Chelmsford store took on a bold mission for Alzheimer’s Research UK when he travelled to Edinburgh and back in 24 hours – with no money to help him. Store Manager Ron Beard dressed as James Bond for the challenge, raising more than £1,000 for pioneering dementia research as part […]
A runner from Wadebridge has completed 100km in one day to raise money for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, in memory of her grandma. Harriet Frost, 29, decided to take up Alzheimer’s Research UK’s fundraising campaign, Running Down Dementia, which encourages participants to run 100km and raise £100 over the summer, after sadly losing […]
For Steve Boryszczuk, trekking into Bhutan across the Himalayas for Alzheimer’s Research UK will not only be a physical feat to raise funds for vital dementia research, but a challenge of great significance to him emotionally. Steve, 51, lost his wife Michelle at the age of just 43 to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2013, and […]
Justine Longmore will pedal 1,000 miles around the UK to raise vital funds for dementia research after watching both her parents deteriorate with Alzheimer’s disease. Justine, who has always been a keen cyclist, decided she wanted to take her love for the sport to the next level with a mammoth ride that will involve her […]
Being dropped 200 miles from home, in the middle of the night, with no way of getting back sounds like a nightmare to most – but a team of four from Wickes in Winnersh did just this in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Dan Viccars, along with his colleagues Alex Roebuck, Stuart Butterworth and James […]
It was like a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean at Wickes’ Cheltenham store, when colleagues donned eyepatches and built a ship out of pallets as part of a fundraising quest for Alzheimer’s Research UK. While they did not sail the seven seas, the group – dressed like pirates – raced their boat around the […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has backed a call from the Brexit Health Alliance for the government to protect patients’ interests in Brexit negotiations. The Alliance, which brings together the NHS, medical research, industry, patient and public health organisations, has warned today that patients could be at risk if the Brexit […]