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Terry Pratchett: “I am the only person suffering from Pratchett’s posterior cortical atrophy”

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 17th September 2013

Celebrated fantasy writer launches new blog on dementia and science

Posterior cortical atrophy

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: 5th July 2017

Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a rare form of dementia that usually begins by affecting a person’s vision. It is also known as Benson’s syndrome.

Posterior cortical atrophy animation

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: 7th March 2018

Filmmaker Simon Ball created a unique animation depicting the difficulties people living with posterior cortical atrophy can face.

Businessman tackles toughest canoe race in the world for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 2nd February 2016

International Business Development Manager Chris Bishop is pledging to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by rowing the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race – the longest non-stop canoe race in the world. Chris, 55, and his 43-year-old teammate Chris Preston are paddling in a new K2 canoe called ‘Forget…

Support for people affected by dementia

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 21st January 2015

There is support for everyone affected by dementia, including carers.

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

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 17th August 2016

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…

Devoted daughter to run half marathon for mum with rare form of dementia

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 9th October 2018

Hairdresser Tilly Hewitt is taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon this Sunday (October 14) to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK after watching her 62-year-old mum deteriorate with dementia. Tilly and her three sisters, from Barnet, look after their mum Laura around the clock as she needs help…

Our progress

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 21st January 2015

Since we funded our first research project in 1998, our researchers have been making huge advances in understanding the diseases that cause dementia.

Pratchett players raise over £20,000 for dementia research

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 13th September 2016

A Cardiff-based theatre company has raised over £20,000 by staging theatrical versions of the late Sir Terry Pratchett’s works with all proceeds going to the charity he was patron of, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Monstrous Productions Theatre Company has been putting on adaptations of Pratchett’s works since 2012. Their latest play,…

Boost in funding and awareness for rare dementias

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 29th March 2016

Over 40,000 people in the UK develop dementia under the age of 65 and many experience atypical symptoms such as visual disturbances, problems speaking and understanding language, and behaviour and personality changes. Thanks to a £23,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, people affected by rare dementias will now have…

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