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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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Posted on 15 Jun

Mountaineer Kenton Cool to Race the Tide for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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 […]

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Posted on 28 Apr

Russell Grant brings Strictly glamour to charity ball for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Strictly Come Dancing star Russell Grant added extra glamour to a glittering charity ball in Eastbourne this month that raised just over £3,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The black-tie event, organised by Linda Levett, National President of Foresters Friendly Society, saw 220 people come together for a dazzling evening of music and dancing in support […]

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Posted on 22 Mar

Linda Barker supports Yoga for Alzheimer’s after losing her dad to dementia

Interior designer Linda Barker is supporting Yoga for Alzheimer’s, a nationwide event being held to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, after her dad sadly passed away with dementia. The initiative is encouraging people to get into their favourite yoga positions while raising vital funds to help find treatments for dementia, which affects 850,000 people […]

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Posted on 18 Jan

Award-winning actor urges nation to #sharetheorange to challenge attitudes to condition

Actor Christopher Eccleston is urging people to share a new thought-provoking animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK which confronts misunderstanding around dementia using only an orange. The online film is fronted by the award-winning star, whose father Ronnie died with vascular dementia following a 14-year battle with the disease. Using stop motion, the 90 second video, […]

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Posted on 24 Nov

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches website explaining dementia to children

Alzheimer’s Research UK has created a website called ‘Dementia Explained’ to help young people better understand dementia as a new poll reveals that nearly three in ten parents in the UK say their children aged 18 and under have felt the impact of the condition. The website, , provides child-friendly dementia information focusing on […]

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Posted on 05 Nov

Oxfordshire author highlights impact of dementia at House of Lords

Oxfordshire novelist Valerie Blumenthal travelled to Westminster this week (4 Nov) to help Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, raise awareness of the devastating impact of dementia on women in the UK. At the parliamentary launch of the charity’s report, Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority, MPs and Peers heard how dementia […]

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Posted on 16 Jun

Brookside actress in 70-mile cycle challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Former Brookside actress Paula Frances Muldoon, from Waterloo in Merseyside, is jumping in the saddle to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Paula is asking fellow cycling enthusiasts to join her in a 70-mile cycle challenge from Blackpool Tower to the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool on Saturday 27 June, and is hoping to raise […]

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