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Posted on 23 Aug

Newport mum becomes Alzheimer’s Research UK volunteer in memory of dad

Mum-of-three Rebecca Edwards is dedicating her spare time to volunteering for the UK’s leading dementia research charity in memory of her dad who died last year, aged 63. Rebecca first started supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK shortly after her dad, Jeff, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 60. The diagnosis came several […]

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Posted on 20 Aug

Tottenham couple recognised as Alzheimer’s Research UK champions for their tireless charity work

Dedicated supporters Brenda and Stephen Whittle have been made Champions of Alzheimer’s Research UK in recognition of their continued support as speakers and campaigners for dementia research. This accolade recognises the couple’s exceptional support as spokespeople for the charity since they came on board as media volunteers in 2016. They have shared their personal experience […]

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Posted on 20 Aug

East London couple recognised as dementia charity Champions

Dedicated supporters Vicky Huntley and Martin Taylor have been made Champions of Alzheimer’s Research UK in recognition of their continued support as speakers and campaigners for dementia research. This accolade recognises the couple’s exceptional support for the charity since they got involved with the organisation in 2010. They have shared their personal experience of dementia […]

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Posted on 17 Aug

Lincolnshire man recognised as Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion

Dedicated supporter Steve Boryszczuk has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK in recognition of his continued support as a speaker and fundraiser for dementia research. This accolade recognises Steve’s exceptional support as a media volunteer and fundraiser for the charity since he came on board as a supporter in 2016. Steve’s motivation to […]

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Posted on 17 Aug

North London couple recognised as Champions for their tireless charity work

Dedicated supporters Graeme and Trina Armstrong have been made Champions of Alzheimer’s Research UK in recognition of their continued support as speakers and campaigners for dementia research. This accolade recognises the couple’s exceptional support as spokespeople for the charity since they came on board as media volunteers in 2016. They have contributed to numerous high-profile […]

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Posted on 05 Jul

Sheffield man takes on epic cycle ride for dementia research in honour of father

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 […]

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Posted on 05 Jun

Whirlwind romance to dementia diagnosis at just 46

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 […]

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Posted on 01 May

Mum and daughter tell their story in video for Running Down Dementia

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 […]

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Posted on 19 Apr

Norwich mum tells her story in video for Running Down Dementia

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 […]

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Posted on 18 Apr

Poolsbrook parkrunner tells his story in video for charity running campaign

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 […]

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