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Devoted son Doron Salomon, whose story captured the hearts of the nation when he thanked Sainsbury’s for ‘going above and beyond’ to support his mum following her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is now calling on the public to vote for Alzheimer’s Research UK to become the next Local Charity of the Year at Sainsbury’s stores across Great […]
Researchers in Bristol are inviting members of the public to a free dementia information event on Tuesday 26 June from 6:30-9:00pm. The meeting will involve talks from scientists at the forefront of research into the condition and an opportunity for attendees to put their questions to the experts. The public event is organised by members […]
Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca have announced that they are ending two trials of the experimental Alzheimer’s drug lanebecestat. The announcement comes after an analysis indicated the drug was unlikely to meet the aims of the trial. Lanebecestat belongs to a class of drugs known as BACE inhibitors which are designed to reduce the build-up of […]
First of its kind Printed Memories portal designed to bring families closer together Ricoh has launched an innovative digital postcard tool to help those affected by dementia, most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease, stay connected through personalised images. The tool, which makes use of Ricoh’s proprietary technology and production workflow expertise, sits at the heart of […]
Four Oxfordshire women have set up a new fundraising group to help raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Oxford Fundraising Group will be running various events throughout the next few months across the county to help raise funds for dementia research. Lucy Sammons decided she wanted to do something to help people with […]
Jumping out of a plane for dementia research isn’t your typical day out for a father and daughter, but that’s exactly what Ellie and Chris Robey are doing on 16 June. The 21-year-old and her 49-year-old father are both nervous but also excited for their incredible skydive, which they are doing to raise funds for […]
East Anglian-based chartered accountants Price Bailey is finishing its partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK on a high after two employees trekked up five volcanoes and pushed the firm’s fundraising total to more than £73,000. Luke Adams, 26, and Rhys Holton, 25, who are both accountants at Price Bailey, joined a team of 18 intrepid explorers […]
Royal Society for Public Health and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: ‘That Age Old Question’ report A report launched today by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has identified negative attitudes to age from childhood onwards, releasing results of a national survey showing that participation in activities, memory loss and appearance […]
A 73-year-old woman from Eastbourne isn’t letting her age deter her from jumping out of a plane for dementia research. June Christophi says that she is “mostly excited” but also slightly nervous as she prepares to do the skydive on June 9. She decided to take on the amazing challenge as she is a member […]
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. […]