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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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Posted on 16 Jun

Union J star JJ Hamblett to open Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Defeat Dementia Walk

Former jockey turned boyband star JJ Hamblett will officially open Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Defeat Dementia Walk on Sunday 12 July at Linton Village College. The 27-year-old Union J singer, who grew up in Newmarket, is calling for people in Cambridgeshire and beyond to sign up for the charity’s annual, flagship fundraising event to help raise […]

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Posted on 01 Jun

Seth Rogen, James Nesbitt, Arlene Phillips and late Sir Terry Pratchett speak out in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first television campaign

Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched its first major awareness raising campaign today (Monday 1 June) to highlight the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and the urgent need for greater investment in dementia research. For the first time in its 21-year history, the UK’s leading dementia research charity has delivered a national advertising campaign to […]

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Posted on 14 May

Hats off! Stars donate headwear for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s charity auction

Some of the world’s biggest stars have donated their favourite headwear for an auction to boost funds for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Boy George and Sharon Osbourne are just some of the big-name celebrities backing the charity’s first ever Hats Off To Research fundraising campaign. […]

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Posted on 07 Apr

Alzheimer’s Research UK responds to Katie Hopkins’ comments on dementia

TV personality Katie Hopkins has caused controversy after making a series of comments about dementia on Twitter. In one tweet, the TV personality said that people with dementia ‘should not be blocking beds’ in hospital. Hilary Evans, Director of External Affairs at Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, said: “Katie Hopkins should […]

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Posted on 23 Feb

Julianne Moore lands Oscar for portrayal of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice

US actor Julianne Moore has lived up to expectations by winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in the drama Still Alice. Her portrayal of Dr Alice Howland, a 50-year-old academic who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, has garnered a clutch of prizes during the film awards season, culminating with the coveted Oscar. The performance […]

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Posted on 21 Jan

Emma Healey on Elizabeth is Missing: ‘It changed my ambition, career, address and sense of self’

Talented author Emma Healey has spoken of the whirlwind six months which saw her catapulted into the literary limelight thanks to her gripping debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing.

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