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Posted on 25 Aug

Southampton footballer Kevin Moore’s daughter to run 100km in his memory

A group of friends have teamed up to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of Southampton footballer Kevin Moore. Among the group is the Saints scorer’s daughter Sophie Moore, who lost her father to frontotemporal dementia in April 2013 when he was just 55.   Sophie and her old schoolmates, who have known […]

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Posted on 25 Aug

Gardening couple raise funds for Nottingham University dementia research

A couple with a passion for plants have raised over £11,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK to help fund a pioneering study at the University of Nottingham, by opening their colourful cottage garden to the public. Margaret and Peter Hargreaves from Staffordshire have been holding open days at Grafton Cottage for over 20 years, and this […]

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Posted on 23 Aug

Lilian leaves lasting legacy to dementia research in memory of her husband

Nonagenarian Lilian Sully left a precious and exceptionally generous gift of £1million to Alzheimer’s Research UK in her Will after she passed away at the age of 91. Lilian, from High Beach near Loughton, Essex, included a gift in her Will to the UK’s leading dementia research charity after devotedly caring for her husband of […]

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Posted on 23 Aug

Whickham woman tackling Great North Run for mum

A teaching assistant from Whickham will be taking on the Great North Run next month to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 22 Aug

Site manager plans 420 mile skate across the UK for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A young site manager is hoping to raise £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by travelling 420 miles from Cornwall to Kent – on a SKATEBOARD. Alex Ruffhead will be rolling across the country from Land’s End to Broadstairs with everything he could need on his back, including a tent which he will sleep in every […]

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Posted on 22 Aug

Landmark project to study early Alzheimer’s in unprecedented detail

A new £6.9m study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) has been announced today that will use the latest available technologies to study some of the earliest changes in Alzheimer’s disease. The findings from the study, which unites researchers from across nine universities, aim to improve […]

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Posted on 18 Aug

Runner completes challenge to raise vital funds for dementia research in memory of gran

Determined runner Elinor Harding has completed a 100km challenge and raised more than £450 for dementia research, in memory of her gran. Elinor, who lives near Wakefield with her husband Mark, decided to take on the Running Down Dementia challenge, launched by Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun this summer to boost vital funds for dementia […]

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Posted on 17 Aug

Novelist Valerie Blumenthal is made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Brave campaigner and novelist Valerie Blumenthal has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK, for raising the profile of a rare form of dementia which she is living with. Valerie has shared her experience of dementia with the national media and as a guest speaker at Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Women and Dementia conference at the […]

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Posted on 17 Aug

Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have found that the use of calcium supplements is associated with an increased risk of dementia in women with increased cardiovascular risk. The study is published in the journal Neurology on Wednesday 17 August 2016. In this observational study, the researchers followed a group of 700 women […]

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Posted on 17 Aug

Mum and daughter run hundreds of kilometres for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A mum and daughter have raised nearly £800 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by running more than 300km in honour of their mum and grandmother. Stephanie Clark, 54, and her 24-year-old daughter Hannah Chown teamed up to complete Running Down Dementia. Running Down Dementia is Alzheimer’s Research UK’s latest fundraising campaign which encourages participants to run […]

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