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Posted on 30 Nov

Father’s memory gives son the encouragement to conquer gruelling four-day race

The memory of his father’s support is what kept James Widdowson going during his exhausting four-day, four-race running challenge in Cyprus – which he entered to raise much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The father-of-three, from Stroud, came 79th out of over 200 people who took on the Cyprus International 4-Day Challenge at the end […]

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Posted on 30 Nov

Second phase III study results for anti-tau Alzheimer’s treatment released

Results of a second phase III clinical trial of Leuco-Methylthioninium Bis(Hydromethanesulphonate) (LMTX) developed by TauRx Therapeutics as the first anti-tau treatment for people with mild Alzheimer’s disease have been announced. Results of the trial were published this week in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. LMTX is a second-generation drug aimed at blocking the build-up of […]

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Posted on 29 Nov

Stephen Fry calls on public to share poignant dementia film this Christmas

Actor, broadcaster and activist Stephen Fry is calling on the public to back dementia research again this Christmas after Alzheimer’s Research UK re-launches its award-winning Santa Forgot animation. Fry, who provided the voiceover for the original film, has penned a blog for the charity giving his backing to the campaign and describing his hope that […]

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Posted on 29 Nov

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Nottinghamshire

Passionate volunteers in Nottinghamshire are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness across the region. […]

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Posted on 28 Nov

Marriage is linked to reduced dementia risk

Researchers from University College London have found that people who are single or widowed are at a greater risk of dementia than people who are married. The research, which is a review of 15 existing studies, is being published today in the scientific publication, the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Dr Laura Phipps of […]

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Posted on 27 Nov

Industrial Strategy offers opportunity to prioritise dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK is asking the government to increase financial support for dementia research as part of its Industrial Strategy plans. The Industrial Strategy white paper launched today outlines a commitment to research and development and the life science sector, and emphasises the need to support an ageing population. Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading […]

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Posted on 27 Nov

Father and son conquer Hadrian’s Wall for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Six years after first vowing to conquer Hadrian’s Wall, a father and son duo stepped up to the challenge and walked the length of it over five days to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Paul Mann, 48, from Walkden, Manchester, along with his 15-year-old son Rylan, trekked 84 miles – the equivalent of […]

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Posted on 24 Nov

Shipping company boss makes huge waves in charity running challenge

A shipping company executive whose mother died with dementia was the top fundraiser in a charity running challenge. Paul Sanders, from Crosby, in Merseyside, raised an incredible £3,297 by taking part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia initiative, which challenged people to run 100km between May and the end of October. The 57-year-old was […]

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Posted on 23 Nov

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Belfast

Passionate volunteers in Belfast are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness across the region. […]

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Posted on 23 Nov

Nine-year-old Wiltshire girl takes on 95-mile cycle for dementia research in aunt’s memory

A nine-year-old girl from Wiltshire has completed a 95-mile cycle and raised over £1,000 for dementia research in honour of her aunt, who died at just 49 with the condition. When Ellie Barker’s aunt Lisa tragically passed away with early-onset Alzheimer’s, she told her mum, Susie, that she wanted to do something to help others […]

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