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Race the Tide – How to prepare for hiking at night

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

Race the Tide in a tough 30 hour non-stop hike from Berwick to Lindisfarne island. “Non-stop” is the important word there – it means that we’ll be walking through the night in the depths of the Northumbrian darkness. So how do you prepare for hiking at night? This one is a bit obvious, but bring […]

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How many people develop dementia in their 30s?

Dr Laura PhippsClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeever

How many people develop dementia in their 30s? If you watched ‘The Truth About Dementia’ last night on BBC1, you’ll have seen an interview with Chris Graham, told at the age of 35 that he was going to develop Alzheimer’s. We blogged about Chris in March last year, when he set off around America on […]

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A second chance

Grace Stead

“Your nan has dementia.” This new word crashed into my world. Dementia? What does that even mean? Is it just that she repeats herself all the time and that she can’t remember certain things? My nan on my dad’s side was diagnosed with something that had been off my radar until now. Dementia had come […]

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The latest generation of dementia research

Dr Laura PhippsClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeever

As Dementia Awareness Week approaches, BBC Horizon has thrown a spotlight onto dementia research with their latest programme featuring recent advances in the field. One of the studies discussed in this programme was a large research study looking at ways of helping people to live well with dementia. This study, called the GREAT trial, focused […]

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