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Posted on 12 Apr

Emotions persist, even when memories have faded

People who spend time talking to patients with memory-loss could have a positive effect on the patients’ wellbeing, even if their conditions causes the conversations themselves to be forgotten, US scientists have suggested.

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Posted on 22 Mar

Sussex ‘Redhead’ in triple-marathon effort for Alzheimer’s research

With 17 marathons already under her belt and a World Record for knitting the longest scarf whilst running a marathon, Susie Hewer, ‘the Extreme Knitting Redhead’ from Robertsbridge has plans for the treble in 2010.

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Posted on 18 Mar

St Andrews student to address UK’s biggest Alzheimer’s conference

University of St Andrews PhD student Kirsty Muirhead is set to address the country’s biggest dementia research conference tomorrow when she talks about her innovative research searching for new drugs that could be developed to treat Alzheimer’s.

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Posted on 18 Mar

Strive!” – Sir Terry challenges first Pratchett Research Fellow

The recipient of the first dementia research fellowship named in honour of Sir Terry Pratchett will be announced at the Alzheimer’s Research Trust’s annual conference in Southampton.

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Posted on 18 Mar

Margaret Jay pleads ‘special case’ for dementia research funding

Baroness Jay, Patron of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, has urged the government to make dementia research funding a “special case” even in the face of threatened public spending cuts.

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Posted on 16 Mar

House of Commons Committee condemns lack of priority for dementia

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has criticised the Department of Health’s National Dementia Strategy for not affording dementia “the same status as other national priorities such as cancer and stroke”.

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Posted on 15 Mar

Reading toilet roll tower to topple Alzheimer’s

Singer, actress and playwright Eleanor Bennet is aiming for a Guinness World Record on Saturday 27 March when she builds the world’s tallest toilet roll tower at the Broad Street Mall in Reading to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust.

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Posted on 12 Mar

Cambridge Philharmonic Society raises money for Alzheimer’s research

The Cambridge Philharmonic Society will be raising money for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust when it holds a collection at its performance of J S Bach’s monumental B Minor Mass on Sunday 21 March.

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Posted on 09 Mar

Mother’s Day song supports Alzheimer’s Research Trust

Singer, songwriter, actress and playwright Eleanor Bennet has released her premier single, Mother and Child, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. On the run up to Mother’s Day, the song has wo

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Posted on 04 Mar

The progress of Alzheimer’s research – free public meeting

Exciting information about recent progress in Alzheimer’s research will be examined at a free public meeting in Southampton on Wednesday 17 March.

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