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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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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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