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Posted on 14 May

Leeds walker’s peak effort for Alzheimer’s research

Geography teacher, Philip Underwood, from Leeds, aims to raise £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, by completing the Snowdonia 15 Peaks Challenge on 23 May.

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Posted on 12 May

Star of The Archers to visit the Alzheimer’s Research Trust

June Spencer OBE, the longest running cast member of The Archers, will visit the offices of Great-Shelford-based charity the Alzheimer’s Research Trust on Thursday morning, 13 May.

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Posted on 12 May

New Alzheimer’s genes revealed

An international collaboration of scientists has uncovered two new genetic variations linked with Alzheimer’s, opening up new research avenues into the disease.

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Posted on 07 May

Legendary jazz revival for Alzheimer’s research

Vinyl is back in style with the release on 10 May of a double LP of rare British jazz entitled Live at the Union 1966, featuring the legendary Don Rendell – Ian Carr Quintet.

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Posted on 05 May

Spouses of people with dementia ‘at higher risk of dementia onset’

Older married people whose spouse has dementia, particularly husbands, are at a significantly greater risk of developing dementia themselves, compared to similar older married adults whose spouse never develops dementia, US scientists suggest.

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Posted on 29 Apr

Cambridgeshire walker’s peak effort for Alzheimer’s research

Lawyer, Robert Renfree, from Great Shelford, aims to raise over £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, by completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on 8 May.

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Posted on 29 Apr

Hampshire artists raise money for Alzheimer’s

The grand opening of newly developed workshops for artists and craft makers, at Project Workshops, near Andover, will be used as a platform to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Posted on 27 Apr

Sussex ‘Redhead’ two down in marathon trio for Alzheimer’s research

‘The Extreme Knitting Redhead’, Susie Hewer from Robertsbridge, is still smiling and still running after completing two out of three gruelling marathons on consecutive weekends, to raise over £2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust.

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Posted on 16 Apr

Experts cautiously optimistic on dementia prospects

Most leading dementia scientists believe that developments in research will allow people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to live longer without severe cognitive impairment, but they fear Alzheimer’s will still be with us in 50 years.

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Posted on 14 Apr

Amanda Donohoe boosts Alzheimer’s research on Millionaire

Golden Globe-winner Amanda Donohoe, currently playing feisty business woman Natasha Wylde in Emmerdale, has supported the Alzheimer’s Research Trust following her appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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