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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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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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