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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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Posted on 20 Sep

Dad-of-two runs 10km a day for ten days to help dementia research

A Hereford dad has run 10km every day for ten consecutive days to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK after seeing his dad living with the disease. Ian Beddis from Ross-on-Wye finished the challenge on Saturday 17 September, having started on 8 September – his dad’s birthday. It is part of a wider initiative called […]

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Posted on 16 Sep

Teacher completes Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge for his mum

English teacher Peter Warr has been inspired to take on Alzheimer’s Research UK’s summer challenge, Running Down Dementia, after seeing his mum deteriorate from the condition. Peter, who is a parkrunner, decided to take on the challenge for his mum Jean, 72, who is living with dementia and has gone on to raise five times […]

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Posted on 15 Sep

Cyclists take part in epic ride from London to Venice for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Saffron Walden architect is part of a group of cyclists covering 1,000 miles across 10 countries in 10 days for dementia research. Jack Newton is one of 17 riders, who are mostly colleagues in the construction industry, hoping to raise an enormous £100,000 which will be split equally between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer […]

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Posted on 15 Sep

Thatcham mum takes on 100km running challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A team manager from Thatcham has raised over £1,000 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity by running more than 100km in honour of her mum. Natalie Kannemeyer is taking part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s latest campaign, Running Down Dementia, which encourages participants to raise £100 while running or walking 100km over summer. Natalie, 45, […]

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