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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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Posted on 12 Apr

Diet linked to dementia risk

People who eat lots of nuts, fish, poultry, salad dressing, tomatoes and green vegetables, while avoiding high levels of fatty dairy products, red meats and butter, appear to be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists have shown.

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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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