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Posted on 06 Jul

Protein in blood may play role in age-related cognitive decline

Researchers in the US have identified a protein in blood that may contribute to age-related memory loss and cognitive decline. The study is published on Monday 6 July in the journal Nature Medicine. The research, led by a team at the University of California and Stanford University, builds on earlier research which showed that blood […]

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Posted on 06 Jul

Beverley fundraiser urges marathon runners to support dementia research

Would-be marathon runners are being urged to consider supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK in this year’s Yorkshire Marathon, with the charity’s last few places for the event still up for grabs. Beverley-based fundraiser Mark Wilson, who is taking part after losing his grandfather to vascular dementia, hopes other runners will follow in his footsteps and sign […]

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Posted on 03 Jul

‘Mr Pogo’ makes history after 10-hour bounce-off for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Extreme fundraiser Jack Sexty made history yet again yesterday (Thursday 2 July) after claiming the world record for the most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick. The gutsy 25 year old, from St Anne’s in Bristol, bounced non-stop for 10hrs 21mins. During that time he hopped a staggering 88,047 times, or just under two-and-a-half times […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

Global publishing staff brave fire and ice for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A team of employees from the Bingley office of Emerald Group Publishing, global publishers linking research and practice, faced icy plunges, ran through fire and braved electric shocks when they took on a 12k assault course to raise money for pioneering dementia research. Staff from Emerald took on the gruelling Total Warrior challenge in Leeds […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

AXA employees to tackle Three Peaks Challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A group of dedicated AXA employees will attempt to scale the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in just 24 hours next week to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The group, who are all members of the leadership team at AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary and based in the firm’s London, Glasgow […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

Wales to launch groundbreaking dementia research service

A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches in Wales today. Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research in Wales by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, and helping researchers find the right participants at the right […]

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Posted on 01 Jul

Learning about learning: scientists reveal more about how memories are formed

Researchers at the University of Leicester working alongside colleagues in the US, have found that nerve cells in a brain region called the medial temporal lobe play a key role in the rapid formation of new memories about personal experiences and life events. Thoughts and recollections are the result of complex networks of nerve cells […]

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Posted on 30 Jun

Bisley man prepares to tee-off on 24hr ‘golfathon’ for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Bisley fundraiser will play golf for 24 hours straight next month to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Mark Teagle will tee-off his day-long challenge at Woking’s Hoebridge Golf Club, where he is men’s captain, at midday on Friday 17 July. Mark decided to support Alzheimer’s Research UK through his ‘golfathon’ after ladies’ captain […]

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Posted on 30 Jun

Notts friends step in to leap 13,000 feet for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Lee Garratt and Alan Johnson from Nottingham took a giant leap of faith on Friday (26 June) when they completed tandem skydives at Langar Airfield, near Nottingham, to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Lee and Alan agreed to the jump after their friend Penny Brown asked them to stand in for her and her […]

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Posted on 24 Jun

Dorset octogenarian wing walks at 500ft for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Dorset octogenarian has raised thousands of pounds for pioneering dementia research by wing walking at 500 feet. Daredevil Pat O’Riordan, 81, from Ferndown, can usually be found enjoying a few rounds of golf at her local club, playing badminton or sitting down for a game of Bridge with fellow University of the Third Age […]

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