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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
It has been reported today that actor and director Terry Jones, best known as a member of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia known as primary progressive aphasia (PPA). PPA is a rare form of frontotemporal dementia, and affects parts of the frontal and temporal lobes […]
Ahead of the British Grand Prix, the three-time F1 world champion is launching a mission to find a cure for dementia, in a bid to help his wife, Lady Helen Stewart and people with dementia globally The original pit lane girl, Lady Helen Stewart was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia two years ago It is estimated […]
An original World Cup song performed by the 1966 team has been released this month, complete with never-before-seen footage of the players in the recording studio, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The song ‘We Were There’ was written in 1982 by original founding member of The Dallas Boys, Bob Wragg, to wish luck […]
Renowned mountaineer Kenton Cool will tackle a new challenge when he takes part in a 30-hour, 100km endurance event to raise vital funds for pioneering dementia research. Kenton – who has scaled Everest more times than any other Briton and guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit – will take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s […]