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Posted on 25 Oct

Celebrities join Dementia Revolution’s #MemoryRelay

Celebrities including Richard Branson, Rachel Riley and Candice Brown have been sharing some of their most cherished memories on Twitter to help power research towards a cure for dementia. Their posts have been in aid of a #MemoryRelay for the Dementia Revolution – a one-year campaign that has seen Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 19 Oct

New review discusses link between herpes virus and dementia

A scientist from the University of Oxford, Prof Ruth Itzhaki has linked a form of the Herpes virus (HSV1) to dementia in a written article reviewing existing research. The review is published today (19 October) in the journal, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. The article reviews previous research publications and suggests that the herpes simplex virus […]

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Posted on 15 Oct

Weybridge dementia research event offers legal advice for older residents

Local solicitor Pauline Lawson was joined by scientist Professor Frances Edwards at an event on Thursday 11 October which offered legal advice to older people who are planning for the future, as well as information on dementia. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK and is most likely to affect those […]

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Posted on 10 Oct

Dame Barbara Windsor and husband Scott join Dementia Revolution for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

  National treasure and iconic actor Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell have today announced their support for the Dementia Revolution campaign, created by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. Scott, who earlier this year revealed Barbara had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s […]

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Posted on 20 Sep

Make Breakthroughs Possible: Leading dementia charity in landmark £250m research pledge

The UK’s leading dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has today pledged to commit a landmark £250m to dementia research by 2025, calling on the public to stand with them to make this ambition possible. The announcement comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September) as the charity launches a thought-provoking new campaign and awareness […]

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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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