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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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Posted on 04 Apr

Pixie Lott shows dementia the red card in star-studded charity football match

Stars from the worlds of music, screen, stage and sport united in the fight against dementia on Sunday afternoon at a charity football match for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The star-studded event in Kent between ex semi-professionals and celebrities was organised by singer Pixie Lott, her uncle Ricky Bennett and their family and friends. Pixie scored twice […]

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Posted on 28 Mar

Alzheimer’s Research UK takes over London bar for Mighty Quiz launch

People gathered in London yesterday evening (Monday 27 March) for the launch of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s The Mighty Quiz. Among the guests at the exclusive event at BrewDog’s Shoreditch bar was some of the charity’s various partners and supporters, including Facebook, freuds and parkrun. YouTubers Chai Cameron, Niki and Sammy Albon and Jana Vlogs also took […]

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Posted on 14 Mar

Actress Pam Ferris voices dementia animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK

Thought-provoking film highlights impact of condition and progress being made Actress Pam Ferris is helping to highlight the impact of dementia by lending her voice to a new animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK. The thought-provoking film was developed in collaboration with production studio Brickwall and brings together a range of information and startling statistics about […]

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Posted on 20 Feb

David Baddiel on dementia: Why we made The Trouble with Dad…

Comedian David Baddiel said his father’s dementia created a “cartooning” of his personality and an “exaggeration” of who he had been before symptoms developed. In an exclusive post written for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s blog, the 52-year-old added that his father, Colin, was far from an “empty object of pity” and this was why he felt […]

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Posted on 07 Feb

Charity pays tribute to late Patron Sir Terry Pratchett ahead of documentary of his life

Alzheimer’s Research UK has paid tribute to its late Patron Sir Terry Pratchett, as a new documentary based on his unfinished autobiography prepares to air. Back in Black is billed as a poignant and humorous look at the popular author and dementia research advocate’s life. Starring Paul Kaye as Sir Terry, the film is told […]

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Posted on 19 Jan

Countdown star and Extras actress back new quiz for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Countdown’s Rachel Riley and Extras star Ashley Jensen are calling on people to go head to head in The Mighty Quiz, unveiled by Alzheimer’s Research UK this week. On Thursday 27 April quizmasters across the nation will unite teams to tackle trivia, crack conundrums and face physical feats in The Mighty Quiz – it’s a […]

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Posted on 16 Nov

What if…Santa Forgot?

Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a new campaign set to pull at the nation’s heart strings this Christmas The Santa Forgot campaign explores the idea of Santa having dementia through a bold animation that imagines Christmas without him Santa Forgot has been narrated by Stephen Fry and created by Aardman Animations Today, Wednesday 16 November, […]

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Posted on 19 Oct

Alzheimer’s Research UK scoops top award for awareness campaign

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has been named winner in the Not-for-Profit category of the PRWeek UK Awards for its influential #sharetheorange campaign. The online campaign, which was animated by Aardman and featured actor Christopher Eccleston, was designed to challenge the common misconception that dementia is a natural part of ageing. […]

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Posted on 13 Oct

Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon voices thought-provoking dementia animation

Actor Iwan Rheon is helping to improve understanding of dementia by lending his voice to a new animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The 31 year old, best known for playing Ramsay Bolton in hit HBO series Game of Thrones, recorded the voiceover for the short film. Iwan lost his […]

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