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Posted on 17 Jul

Alzheimer’s Research UK Chief Executive to be awarded honorary degree

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 […]

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Posted on 06 Jun

Giles Dennison of Simmons & Simmons welcomed as Alzheimer’s Research UK Trustee

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 […]

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Posted on 27 May

Charity champion Harry Gardner gets through to Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals

Harry Gardner, the talented student whose heartbreaking song about his nan went viral for Alzheimer’s Research UK last year, has got through to the live semi-final shows of Britain’s Got Talent and says he will do everything in his power to win for her. The decision to put Harry through to the live shows has […]

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Posted on 06 Jan

“It breaks my heart.” Family speak of anguish after mum-of-two is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at just 36

A mother has spoken of the agony of seeing her daughter become bedbound in a care home and unable to recognise her family because of a rare genetic form of Alzheimer’s she developed in her 30s. Rita Pepper, 61, has become the sole carer of her two grandchildren and is bringing them up while still […]

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Posted on 14 Jul

Talented schoolboy who released moving song made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Talented Essex schoolboy Harry Gardner whose moving single made it to number one in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart has been recognised for his fundraising efforts by Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 16-year-old penned ‘Not Alone – Song for Alzheimer’s’ in honour of his 76-year-old nan Maureen McGuinness who is living with dementia, after she failed to […]

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Posted on 14 Apr

Birmingham fundraiser to plunge 13,000ft for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Thrill-seeker Trisha Anderson is gearing up for an adrenaline-fuelled challenge that will see her take part in a tandem skydive to raise money for pioneering dementia research. Trisha, who works for AXA Insurance’s Birmingham office, hopes to raise hundreds for Alzheimer’s Research UK when she takes part in the charity’s National Skydive Day this summer. […]

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Posted on 11 Apr

ScotRail MD on track for marathon effort in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Phil Verster, Managing Director of ScotRail, will pull on his running shoes this month to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Phil will be joined by his wife Carol for the 26.2-mile race on Sunday 24 April, with the pair spurred on by thoughts of family members who died […]

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Posted on 11 Apr

£388k for Bristol study linking Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure

Thanks to a £388k funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, a team of researchers at the University of Bristol is embarking on a study to investigate the link between high blood pressure and dementia. Almost a third of men and women in the UK – around 16m people – have high blood pressure, and the […]

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Posted on 07 Mar

Manchester dementia scientists lead field at national conference on home turf

Researchers at the University of Manchester will take to the stage over the next three days to share their latest dementia research findings at the UK’s largest annual gathering of dementia scientists. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016 is being held in Manchester and this year’s sold-out meeting is the largest in the charity’s history, […]

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Posted on 06 Mar

UK Government launches 2020 plan for dementia research, care and diagnosis

The UK Government has published its plans for tackling dementia over the next Parliament, with a blueprint that will see it aim to boost dementia diagnosis rates, encourage research and make the UK the most dementia friendly society in the world by 2020. The plan, published today (Sun 6 March), outlines a series of commitments […]

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