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A Sheffield man has begun his retirement with a bang by setting off on a 1,500-mile cycling challenge to raise money for dementia research. Ian Stocks, 55, took early retirement from his job as an industrial photographer on Friday 29 June and started his epic three-week cycle ride three days later. He is raising money […]
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 […]
A mum and daughter from Mid Sussex are the stars of a new video promoting a national fundraising campaign for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Rachel Bishop and her 10-year-old daughter Zara, from Balcombe, were asked to tell their story in a film for the Running Down Dementia challenge as they were among the top fundraisers for […]
A woman from Norwich whose mum has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is the star of a new video promoting a national fundraising campaign for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Cheryl Herrieven was asked to tell her story in a film for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge as she has been one of the […]
The Event Director of the Poolsbrook parkrun is the star of a new video promoting a fundraising campaign for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Andy Morris, from Chesterfield, was asked to tell his story in a film for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge as he has been one of the top fundraisers […]
Journal of Neurology: Age at menopause and lifetime cognition Researchers from University College London have found that women who experience menopause earlier in life performed slightly worse on a memory test than those who go through menopause later. The findings are published today in the journal Neurology. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s […]
Scientists in Newcastle are inviting the public to a free event on Thursday 10 May, to hear more about current progress in dementia research. The meeting will involve a series of talks from scientists at the forefront of research into the condition. The free event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Newcastle […]
Cambridgeshire artist Mark Davies will run this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon to raise vital funds for dementia research – spurred on by his father who is living with the condition. Mark, who specialises in mixed media art, is currently clocking up the miles in preparation for the world-famous marathon later this month. He was […]
Hilary Evans, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, is to be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter in recognition of her work at the helm of the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Hilary joined Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2013, working to drive forward the organisation’s profile and influence. The award ceremony on […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed Simmons & Simmons Partner Giles Dennison as one of its newest Trustees. As part of the voluntary role Mr Dennison will help guide the charity’s strategy, as well as sharing his crucial expertise in areas such as governance and compliance, drawing on more than […]