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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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Posted on 11 Apr

Early menopause linked to lower memory test scores

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 […]

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Posted on 09 Apr

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Newcastle

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 […]

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Posted on 06 Apr

Artist to run London Marathon for dad living with rare form of dementia

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 […]

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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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