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Posted on 06 Jun

Cyclist endures ‘toughest challenge’ for dementia research in honour of grandparents

A cycling enthusiast from Gosforth took on the toughest cycle ride of his life to help find a cure for dementia after seeing three of his grandparents diagnosed with the devastating condition. Chris Higham, Head of Strategy and Change at Virgin Money was joined by 10 of his colleagues for a coast to coast challenge. […]

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Posted on 05 Jun

Whirlwind romance to dementia diagnosis at just 46

Rosemary Westwell’s husband, John, was diagnosed with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) when he was just 46. He is about to turn 72 and has been living in a care home full-time for a number of years. He can no longer speak or move, and needs 24-hour care. Rosemary has written a powerful book about […]

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Posted on 05 Jun

Bromley man’s mammoth series of sporting challenges for dementia research

A Bromley man is taking on a gruelling itinerary of sporting challenges to raise money for pioneering dementia research. Geoff Cannell, 57, has signed up for a number of sporting events this year, with several more on his radar, and is also putting together a schedule of events for next year, all in support of […]

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Posted on 05 Jun

Edinburgh dementia research event offers legal advice for older residents

Edinburgh solicitors Susanne Batchelor and Stewart Gibson were joined by scientist Jill Fowler at an event on Saturday 2 June that offered legal advice to people who are planning for the future, as well as information on dementia. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK and is most likely to affect […]

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Posted on 04 Jun

Belfast man takes on parkrun tour of Northern Ireland for dementia research

A Belfast man has set himself the challenge of running all 26 parkruns in Northern Ireland to raise money for pioneering dementia research in honour of his father who died with Alzheimer’s disease. This is the third year Paul Clarke has taken on a challenge to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, the official charity partner of […]

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Posted on 31 May

Cambridge group dedicated to raising funds for dementia research calls for new volunteers at one-year anniversary

A Cambridgeshire group is appealing for new members to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Chris Drummond, who is from Milton, has been a long-time supporter of the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and helped to launch the group last May as its Chairman. Now, as the group […]

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Posted on 30 May

Exercise linked to better thinking skills in older people

Neurology Clinical Practice: Exercise for cognitive brain health in aging A review of research into the effect of exercise on memory and thinking skills, suggests that physical exercise programmes could help to improve brain function in older people. The findings are published today (Wednesday 30 May) in the journal, Neurology Clinical Practice. Scientists from the […]

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Posted on 29 May

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Belfast

Scientists in Belfast are inviting members of the public to a free event on Tuesday 12 June from 5.15-8.30pm to hear more about current progress in dementia research. The meeting will involve talks from scientists at the forefront of research into the condition. The event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Belfast […]

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Posted on 29 May

Dementia researchers invite public to free research open day

Scientists in Exeter are inviting the public to a free event on Friday 15 June from 10am-3:35pm, to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be various talks from scientists and doctors at the forefront of research into the condition. The free event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 25 May

London woman with rare dementia to share experience at dedicated event

Grandmother Trina Armstrong will talk about her experience of living with a rare form of dementia at this year’s Alzheimer’s Show at London Olympia. Trina, who lives with and is supported by her husband Graeme, was diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) in 2013. They will share their journey from pre-diagnosis to now at the […]

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