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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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Posted on 23 Sep

Monty Python star Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

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 […]

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Posted on 05 Jul

F1 Legend Sir Jackie Stewart takes on the biggest race of his life: finding a cure for dementia

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 […]

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Posted on 23 Jun

Long-lost World Cup song by 1966 team released for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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 […]

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