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My parents in my pocket

Siobhann Ardley

Siobhann Ardley lost both her parents in 2016, her 68-year-old mum Annette Royce in August and her dad Michael Royce in November, a day after his 71st birthday. Michael had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for almost a decade, and passed away in a care home, while Annette died from liver cancer following a terminal […]

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AXA UK and ARUK Partnership Success Story

Amanda Blanc

It was two years ago today that AXA employees chose Alzheimer’s Research UK as their charity partner for the next three years. I remember well the moving stories some of our people shared about how Alzheimer’s and other dementias had affected them and their families. I believe it’s that personal connection and the cruel impact […]

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The Mighty Quiz

Lucy Squance

With just a couple of weeks to go until the big day we are delighted to see keen quizzers up and down the country getting ready to host their own Mighty Quiz for Alzheimer’s Research UK. On Thursday 27 April the nation will come together to take part in a quiz like no other. What’s […]

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Another year, another marathon

Michelle White

Last spring, Michelle White pulled on her trainers, donned her running vest and took on the London Marathon. She raised an incredible sum of over £4,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, having seen the devastating impact of dementia in her family. Despite the pain and exhaustion, she’s signed up to do it again in 2017. We […]

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The VeloVeni

Jack Newton

A group of friends and colleagues cycled 1,000 miles across 10 countries in 10 days to reach the romantic city of Venice in Italy. The group braved snow-capped mountains, rolling hills and vertical climbs, raising over £30,000 for charity. Jack Newton, one of the riders, speaks about the gruelling challenge. The idea of the VeloVeni […]

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Growing neurons in dishes…really!

Ross Proctor

Every now and then I see something that blows my mind. Remember those first proper images of Pluto? The ones that make you feel tiny and insignificant – they blew my mind. In that case it was the almost incomprehensible scale of the thing that was the culprit. In my latest cerebral explosion, it was something […]

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Defeating dementia: a horse’s tale

Coda

Hello! My name’s Coda and I have been dancing circles for quite a few months now… something the humans call ‘dressage’. I like it because my riders, Dave and Ruth, seem very happy when they have a red ribbon to hold up. And also because I get yummy treats! A little while ago, I was […]

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CAstle RidE for Alzheimer’s

Cearon O'Flynn

Cearon O’Flynn took on his own fundraising challenge, CAstle RidE for Alzheimer’s, in memory of his nan Dorothy Stockey, who died with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004 at the age of 81. As a dad-of-three, who works as a business solutions analyst, Cearon trained whenever he could ahead of the event, which involved cycling hundreds of […]

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Five minutes of amazing: my journey through dementia

Chris Graham

Chris Graham was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2010, aged just 34. Below is an extract from his newly released book detailing his mammoth 16,000-mile cycle ride around North America and Canada raising £40,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. ‘Five Minutes of Amazing’ was written with writer Wendy Holden. Dementia Adventure Diary, 4 May 2015, near Espanola, […]

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