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Posted on 19 Mar

Double cancer survivor takes on half marathon for dementia research in honour of dad who died with Alzheimer’s

A mum-of-two who has battled cancer twice is taking on a half marathon to raise money for dementia research in honour of her dad who died with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Jenny Brown, who lives in St Lawrence on the Isle of Wight, is one of around 300 runners signed up to take on the inaugural […]

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Posted on 19 Mar

Berkshire woman to run London Marathon for dementia research in memory of her mum

A woman from Newbury is running the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of her mum, who died from Alzheimer’s disease last year. Dianne Sullivan took up running when her mother was first diagnosed with the disease as she found it helped her to cope. When her mum […]

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Posted on 17 Mar

Southampton planning for the future event gives legal advice to older people

Southampton Notary Caroline Coats and Alzheimer’s Research UK hosted an event on Saturday 17 March on planning for the future for older people. The event took place in Central Hall, Southampton, where those in attendance heard about writing Wills, Powers of Attorney and paying for care. They also heard about the importance of gifts in […]

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Posted on 16 Mar

Mace’s ‘incredible’ partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK raises over £90k

Mace’s determined efforts to defeat dementia have raised over £90,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK – with part of the funds being used to improve understanding of the condition in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Employees at the international consultancy and construction company have been fundraising for the charity over the past 12 months and […]

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Posted on 16 Mar

Half marathon runner raises over £12,000 for dementia research in memory of dad

A runner has raised more than £12,000 for dementia research after launching his half marathon fundraising page the same day his dad passed away. Steve Doyle, from Southwater, in West Sussex, is one of around 300 people signed up to run the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon on March 25 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The […]

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Posted on 16 Mar

Doctor Who actor shaves beard and raises five times his target for dementia research

A television and film extra has raised more than £1,200 for dementia research after shaving off his gig-winning beard, which landed him his dream role in Dr Who. On Monday 26 February, Darren Whiting was given a clean shave from Phil Wilkey, aka The Bearded Barber from Swindon, in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. The […]

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Posted on 14 Mar

Being fit in middle age linked to reduced dementia risk in later life

Swedish researchers have found that middle-aged women with high levels of physical fitness have a reduced risk of developing dementia. The findings are published today in the scientific journal, Neurology. Scientists measured the fitness of 191 Swedish women in with an average age of 50. The participants took part in a cycling test which recorded […]

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Posted on 14 Mar

‘I want to prove someone with dementia can run a marathon’

Running long distances is not something most people would associate with someone who has dementia, but Sue Strachan is determined to prove someone with the condition can complete a marathon. The 62-year-old, who has vascular dementia, will run next month’s Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. But […]

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Posted on 12 Mar

£40m boost for UK Dementia Research Institute as government unveils Industrial Strategy funding

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has hailed the announcement of £40 million capital funding for the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), as well as a £300m boost for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge that forms part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced today that an additional […]

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Posted on 08 Mar

Canoeing duo to take on 125-mile race to raise funds for dementia research

Two men from Henley-on-Thames are planning on canoeing 125 miles over Easter weekend to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of their dads, who both died from dementia. Chris Bishop and Paul Reynolds have been training since last summer for the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race, which will put the pair to […]

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