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Posted on 08 Oct

Sir Jackie Stewart gives £1.5m green light to next generation of dementia researchers

Sir Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity has awarded £1.5m of new funding to three outstanding early-career dementia researchers, who will be paired with world-leading innovators to help crack the global challenge of dementia. The Fellowships will harness the ambition and innovation of a new generation of scientists and provide them with funding, support and […]

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Posted on 17 Sep

Samuel L. Jackson stars in powerful dementia campaign to challenge misunderstanding of condition

Alzheimer’s Research UK has joined forces with Samuel L. Jackson to battle the serious misconception that dementia is an inevitability of old age. The ‘#ShareTheOrange’ campaign highlights that physical diseases cause dementia, most commonly Alzheimer’s using an orange to symbolise the weight of matter lost in the brain as the condition develops. In the film, […]

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Posted on 25 Jun

Shobna Gulati launches dementia campaign aimed at South Asian communities

Shobna Gulati has spoken out about her own family’s experience of dementia to encourage more open discussion of the condition in South Asian communities. The actress has shared her story to launch a new campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK, which aims to help people understand what dementia is and how it affects someone. The campaign, […]

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Posted on 15 Oct

F1 Legend Sir Jackie Stewart announces £2m boost to accelerate dementia research

Three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jackie Stewart has launched a £2m search for a new generation of scientists to accelerate breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of dementia. The funding has been committed by Sir Jackie’s Race Against Dementia charity which he founded after his wife of 56 years, Lady Helen Stewart, was diagnosed […]

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Posted on 13 Sep

Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh voices insightful dementia animation

Gardener, broadcaster and writer Alan Titchmarsh has lent his voice to a new animation showcasing the work of scientists on the hunt for life-changing dementia treatments. The household name recorded the voice-over having seen the impact dementia had on his family. Researchers from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute based at the University […]

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Posted on 24 Jul

England rugby legend Rory Underwood to tackle 100-mile cycle ride for dementia research

He may be better known for his bursts of speed down a rugby pitch, but England’s record try-scorer Rory Underwood will be tackling a longer distance this weekend in a bid to raise money for dementia research. Rory, who scored 49 tries in 85 Tests between 1984 and 1996, is taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey […]

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Posted on 22 Jul

Pixie Lott tackles dementia in charity football match for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Singer captains side just hours after being crowned winning coach on The Voice Kids Pop sensation Pixie Lott joined family and friends for a charity football match in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK this afternoon (Sunday). Less than 24 hours after being crowned winning coach on The Voice Kids in front of a TV audience […]

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Posted on 26 Jun

Simon Pegg joins forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh in fight against dementia

Star fronts Dementia Uncovered campaign to highlight realities of condition in new awareness film Actor and producer Simon Pegg is urging people to share a powerful new dementia awareness film to highlight the impact of dementia on the brain. Created by Aardman with an introduction and narration by Simon, Dementia Uncovered from Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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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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