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Posted on 18 Aug

Home improvement colleagues go the distance for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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 […]

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Posted on 17 Aug

Loving carer is forced to communicate with her 49-year-old partner using coughs, eye contact and children’s toys because of rare dementia

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 […]

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Posted on 15 Aug

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

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 […]

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Posted on 08 Aug

Wickes Store Manager takes on Mission Impossible for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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 […]

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Posted on 08 Aug

Runner takes on 100km in one day for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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 […]

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Posted on 04 Aug

Heartbroken husband takes on Bhutan trek for Alzheimer’s Research UK, ticking off the final item on his late wife’s bucket list

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 […]

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Posted on 04 Aug

Sutton Coldfield cyclist will ride the length and breadth of the country for Alzheimer’s Research UK, in her parents’ memory

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 […]

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Posted on 03 Aug

Wickes colleagues ‘get lost’ 200 miles from home for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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 […]

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Posted on 03 Aug

Wickes colleagues take on the pirate life for leading dementia research charity

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 […]

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Posted on 02 Aug

Leading dementia charity backs call to protect healthcare and research in Brexit talks

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 […]

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