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Scientists in the US have found that the more physical activity people do in midlife the better their brain health in later life. The scientific publication, Neurology, has reported the results today (Wednesday 6 January). What did the scientists look at? The researchers looked at 1,604 volunteers taking part in an existing study, to see…
Donation page in memory of Dame Barbara Windsor raises over £100,000 in days for Alzheimer’s Research UK
Husband Scott says he has been “overwhelmed” by the response from around the world A donation page set up to support vital dementia research in memory of Dame Barbara Windsor has raised over £100,000 in just six days. The JustGiving page was created last Thursday at the request of Dame Barbara’s devoted husband Scott Mitchell,…
Stars back Alzheimer’s Research UK’s petition calling on government to double dementia research funding
Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Brian Cox and Dame Harriet Walter are backing Alzheimer’s Research UK’s calls on government to deliver its election promise to double investment in dementia research – as the charity says the need to find life-changing treatments has never been more urgent. The award-winning actors have thrown their support behind the…
Nearly a fifth (17%) of dementia researchers could leave the field because of COVID-19, with 35% considering leaving research altogether. Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to deliver its promise to double dementia research funding to save the progress being made. Alzheimer’s Research UK is warning that COVID-19 is jeopardising efforts to find a…
Dementia with Lewy bodies explained
The recent release of the documentary ‘Robin’s Wish’ shows that dementia can affect people in many ways. Sometimes more physically than the memory and thinking changes many often associate with dementia. One type that affects people differently is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), a condition that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams lived with for many years.
It’s time we started thinking brain health
Like so many families, Suzi Perry’s has felt the sadness and guilt that dementia causes. That’s why she’s supporting this movement to do all we can protect our brain health.