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Posted on 21 Nov

Cousins unite to be among top fundraisers in charity running challenge

Two cousins raised more than £2,500 for dementia research by completing a charity running challenge after their grandparents died within a few months of each other. Jennifer Mehta and Cath Willis were among the top fundraisers for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia initiative, which challenges people to run 100km between May and the end […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Dementia study sheds light on how damage spreads through brain

Scientists have revealed insights into how a key protein disrupts brain cells in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Researchers say the findings shed light on the causes of DLB and will help to accelerate the search for a treatment. Results from the study are published in the scientific journal Brain. DLB is the third most […]

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Posted on 20 Nov

Oxford lecturer’s daughter raises £1,300 in a fortnight for dementia research

The daughter of a retired Oxford Brookes University lecturer has raised over £1,300 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in honour of her academic dad, who is living with the condition. Peter George lectured in sociology and social policy at the university before retiring at 55. Sadly, his retirement years were stolen from him when he was […]

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Posted on 20 Nov

Son’s mammoth fundraiser for dad who died from dementia before his beloved LCFC won the League

A long battle with dementia left John Widdowson barely able to communicate with his family. He could no longer speak and was only able to respond through his eyes, although this was rare. But one thing that guaranteed a response was when his son James, 43, would tell him news of his beloved Leicester City […]

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Posted on 17 Nov

Price Bailey honoured for charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK

Price Bailey has been awarded the Best Corporate Partner accolade by the Institute of Fundraising East Anglia for its efforts to defeat dementia. The chartered accountants and business advisers were nominated for the prestigious award by the firm’s charity partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Since the partnership launched in April 2016, East Anglia-based Price Bailey has […]

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Posted on 16 Nov

Frailty associated with greater dementia risk

Researchers at the University College of London (UCL) have studied the effect of frailty on the risk of developing dementia. The study found an association between an increase in frailty and an increased likelihood of developing dementia. Their findings are reported in the scientific publication, Scientific Reports. Researchers took a total of 8,722 older adults […]

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Posted on 16 Nov

US study showing system not ready for next dementia treatment is warning for UK

The US healthcare system is not ready for potential breakthrough dementia treatments according to a new Rand Corporation study released yesterday. The study, commissioned by US biotechnology company Biogen, looked at the capacity of the current system to integrate new treatments. Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is warning that similar roadblocks […]

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Posted on 16 Nov

Brain training activity linked with reduced risk of dementia

Researchers in the US have published results from a 10-year study into the effects of brain training activities on healthy older people. The study found a possible link between one type of brain training exercise a lower risk of dementia after 10 years. Their findings were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational […]

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Posted on 16 Nov

Bath cyclist puts pedal power to the test in 1,000-mile challenge

A cyclist from Bath is aiming to ride 1,000 miles before the end of January to raise money for dementia research. Duncan Hobday has signed up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Cycling Down Dementia challenge. Cycling Down Dementia challenges participants to ride either 300 (Pioneer) or 1,000 (Epic) miles during the winter and raise £150 to […]

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Posted on 14 Nov

Aberdeen grandfather runs 2,660km in charity challenge

A grandfather ran further than the distance from Aberdeen to Moscow to finish top of the leaderboard in a charity running challenge. John Elrick, 61, clocked up 2,660km while taking part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia initiative. More than 4,000 people signed up for the charity’s award-winning campaign this year. They were challenged […]

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