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Posted on 10 May

Dame Barbara Windsor living with Alzheimer’s disease

Actress and National Treasure Dame Barbara Windsor is living with Alzheimer’s disease, her husband has revealed. In an exclusive interview with The Sun newspaper, Scott Mitchell said he had decided to go public with her diagnosis to help other families who have loved-ones battling the disease. Dame Barbara, 80, was given her diagnosis in April […]

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Posted on 25 Apr

Dementia charities join forces for 2019 London Marathon campaign

Hackney-born actor Ray Winstone is challenging runners inspired by last weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon to secure their place in next year’s event to help raise over £3.5m for groundbreaking dementia research. The call comes as Virgin Money, the race sponsors, named dementia charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year […]

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Posted on 22 Mar

Bryan Cranston confronts misunderstanding of dementia…using an orange

Acclaimed actor, writer, producer, director and author, Bryan Cranston, is calling on people to share a new thought-provoking film for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Created by Aardman Animations and starring Bryan, the campaign confronts misunderstanding around dementia – using nothing more than an orange. Bryan, who lost his mother Audrey […]

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Posted on 01 Dec

YouTube stars join forces to support sparkly campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

Some of the biggest stars on YouTube have joined forces to fight dementia by supporting a glittery new campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK. Mark Ferris, Emma Blackery, Jayde Pierce, Niki and Sammy Albon, Terroll Lewis and many more have helped launch the charity’s Glitterbrows campaign and are calling on their millions of followers to get […]

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Posted on 29 Nov

Stephen Fry calls on public to share poignant dementia film this Christmas

Actor, broadcaster and activist Stephen Fry is calling on the public to back dementia research again this Christmas after Alzheimer’s Research UK re-launches its award-winning Santa Forgot animation. Fry, who provided the voiceover for the original film, has penned a blog for the charity giving his backing to the campaign and describing his hope that […]

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Posted on 03 Nov

Olympians Laura and Jason Kenny back winter charity cycle challenge

Olympic super couple Laura and Jason Kenny are urging people to put their pedal power to the test this winter by taking on an inspiring new cycling challenge launched by Alzheimer’s Research UK this week. The duo, who have won 10 Olympic gold medals between them, are asking people to sign up for the charity’s […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Champions of dementia research recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Two Patrons of Alzheimer’s Research UK have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Malcolm Walker, founder and CEO of Iceland Foods, who led a fundraising drive both personally and through his stores that raised over £2m for Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a knighthood. June Spencer, a long-time supporter of the charity, has […]

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Posted on 17 Jun

Champions of dementia research recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Two Patrons of Alzheimer’s Research UK have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Malcolm Walker, founder and CEO of Iceland Foods, who led a fundraising drive both personally and through his stores that raised over £2m for Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a knighthood. June Spencer, a long-time supporter of the charity, has […]

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Posted on 12 May

Celebrities back summer running challenge to take on UK’s biggest health fear

A BAFTA award-winning actress, much-loved TV personality and model-turned-fitness guru are calling on people of all ages to take part in a running event this summer to raise funds to tackle dementia. The challenge comes as a YouGov survey commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK shows dementia has drawn level with cancer (both 31%) for the […]

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Posted on 06 May

16-year-old Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion wows Britain’s Got Talent judges

A talented schoolboy, whose heartbreaking song about his nan went viral for Alzheimer’s Research UK last year, got a standing ovation after auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent. ©Tom Dymond Judge Simon Cowell described Harry Gardner, 16, as talented songwriter after the performance of his song, called Not Alone, was aired on ITV this evening (Saturday […]

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