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Posted on 22 Mar

Bryan Cranston confronts misunderstanding of dementia…using an orange

Acclaimed actor, writer, producer, director and author, Bryan Cranston, is calling on people to share a new thought-provoking film for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Created by Aardman Animations and starring Bryan, the campaign confronts misunderstanding around dementia – using nothing more than an orange. Bryan, who lost his mother Audrey […]

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Posted on 20 Mar

Dorset women to run half marathon for dementia research in memory of dad

A Dorset woman is taking on a half marathon to raise money for pioneering dementia research in honour of her father who died with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Gemma Winthrop, from Poole, is one of around 300 runners signed up to run the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday March 25 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. […]

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Posted on 20 Mar

Leading charity receives “game-changing” £3.8million boost for dementia research

The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity has donated £3.8 million to Alzheimer’s Research UK, Europe’s leading dementia research charity. The gift, among the largest ever made to Alzheimer’s Research UK, will support pioneering science at universities around the country. Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and last year emerged as the country’s leading cause of […]

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Posted on 20 Mar

Alzheimer’s Research UK announces record year fuelled by 44% growth in donations

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has announced record growth in 2016/17 with a total income of £30.5 million, an increase of 38% on the previous year. Growing public support for the charity’s work saw voluntary donations rise by 44%, 11 times the sector average. This strong performance cements Alzheimer’s Research UK’s […]

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Posted on 19 Mar

Dedicated volunteers celebrate amazing first year of fundraising for dementia research in Aberdeen

Passionate volunteers in Aberdeen have celebrated the first anniversary of their fundraising group which is raising money for pioneering dementia research. The 10 members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Aberdeen Fundraising Group have raised around £7,500 through a variety of activities. They have also helped spread the word about dementia and the importance of research […]

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Posted on 19 Mar

Double cancer survivor takes on half marathon for dementia research in honour of dad who died with Alzheimer’s

A mum-of-two who has battled cancer twice is taking on a half marathon to raise money for dementia research in honour of her dad who died with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Jenny Brown, who lives in St Lawrence on the Isle of Wight, is one of around 300 runners signed up to take on the inaugural […]

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Posted on 19 Mar

Berkshire woman to run London Marathon for dementia research in memory of her mum

A woman from Newbury is running the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of her mum, who died from Alzheimer’s disease last year. Dianne Sullivan took up running when her mother was first diagnosed with the disease as she found it helped her to cope. When her mum […]

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Posted on 17 Mar

Southampton planning for the future event gives legal advice to older people

Southampton Notary Caroline Coats and Alzheimer’s Research UK hosted an event on Saturday 17 March on planning for the future for older people. The event took place in Central Hall, Southampton, where those in attendance heard about writing Wills, Powers of Attorney and paying for care. They also heard about the importance of gifts in […]

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Posted on 16 Mar

Mace’s ‘incredible’ partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK raises over £90k

Mace’s determined efforts to defeat dementia have raised over £90,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK – with part of the funds being used to improve understanding of the condition in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Employees at the international consultancy and construction company have been fundraising for the charity over the past 12 months and […]

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Posted on 16 Mar

Half marathon runner raises over £12,000 for dementia research in memory of dad

A runner has raised more than £12,000 for dementia research after launching his half marathon fundraising page the same day his dad passed away. Steve Doyle, from Southwater, in West Sussex, is one of around 300 people signed up to run the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon on March 25 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The […]

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