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Posted on 27 May

Charity champion Harry Gardner gets through to Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals

Harry Gardner, the talented student whose heartbreaking song about his nan went viral for Alzheimer’s Research UK last year, has got through to the live semi-final shows of Britain’s Got Talent and says he will do everything in his power to win for her. The decision to put Harry through to the live shows has […]

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Posted on 24 May

Public invited to free dementia information event in Plymouth

Scientists across the region are inviting the public to an open day on Thursday 8 June to hear more about current progress in dementia research. The free event features short talks from doctors and researchers, as well as an opportunity to pick up information about the condition. The day is organised by members of the […]

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Posted on 24 May

Volunteers needed to help power fight against dementia as Shropshire Fundraising Group launches

Fundraisers in the Shropshire area are being asked to come forward to join a new fundraising group which is launching to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The founding members of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first Shropshire fundraising group have plans well underway for their first events and are looking for new […]

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Posted on 24 May

Actor living with Down’s syndrome set to take on Chariots of Fire

Actor Russell Ramsey will be swapping the limelight for the glory of taking part in Chariots of Fire this September to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 35-year-old is no stranger to taking on new challenges having played parts in hit TV shows Extras, alongside Ricky Gervais and Daniel Radcliffe, and Never Better with […]

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Posted on 23 May

Devon cyclist to peddle over 320 miles for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A cyclist is peddling over 320 miles in three days to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, in memory of his grandfather. Kenny Gallagher, 48, will be taking on the The Swift Carbon Tour of Wessex, the biggest multi-stage cycling event in the UK. The ride is split into three stages on three days from […]

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Posted on 23 May

Wickes’ charity match at Stadium MK helps raise £1,375 for dementia research

Losing a charity football match could not dampen the spirits of a team from Wickes after they got to live out their dream of playing at the Milton Keynes Dons’ stadium – while also raising £1,375.21 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Scott Wilson, a forklift driver at Wickes in Milton Keynes, organised the game to raise […]

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Posted on 22 May

Husband and wife take on 46-mile cycle for research after Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A landscape architect diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s and his wife will be taking on a 46-mile cycle race through London for Alzheimer’s Research UK. When Richard Fried, 57, began showing the symptoms of dementia from the age of 50 it was initially put down to depression. Despite his wife Mary Fried, 59, fighting for a […]

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Posted on 22 May

Fundraisers at Price Bailey raise nearly £40,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

East Anglian-based chartered accountants and business advisers Price Bailey are celebrating the success of their first year of fundraising after raising an incredible £37,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Over the past 12 months, the firm has organised a number of events for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, including skydives, a beer tasting evening and […]

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Posted on 18 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Tory pledge to invest in dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a commitment in the Conservatives’ election manifesto, released today, to invest in dementia research. The charity is calling on other political parties to make similar commitments to ensure efforts to defeat dementia remain a priority in the next parliament. Dr Matthew Norton, Director of […]

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Posted on 18 May

Dementia deaths set to quadruple by 2040

BMC Medicine: How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services Alzheimer’s Research UK has highlighted the need for more investment in dementia research, following a study which revealed that the number of people dying from the condition is expected to quadruple by 2040. The research by […]

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