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How to guide: organise your own walk

Amy Gardner

Background: Ipswich Defeat Dementia Walk (IDDW) has been an established fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Research UK for the last three years, raising over £50,000. The walk attracts 70–120 people each year, taking on a minimum of ten miles across Ipswich in Suffolk. There are four members of the organising team, who all take on separate […]

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Save this Christmas with Savoo and support dementia research!

Jade Rolph

With Christmas fast approaching, most of us are getting ready to deck the halls and shopping for our loved ones. Although it’s the season of giving, you might not feel you have the time or money to give a little extra to charity. But what if you could support groundbreaking dementia research while you get […]

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7 things we learnt at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Conference

Katy Stubbs

Earlier this month, the Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Research Conference took place in Harrogate. More than 500 delegates came together to share ideas and new findings. But what did we learn from the presentations and discussions? Diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies is improving. Prof John O’Brien opened the conference by talking about his work […]

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Does Down’s syndrome hold the key to cracking Alzheimer’s?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

It can come as a surprise to know that having Down’s syndrome puts people at much higher risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, the genetic rearrangement that causes Down’s syndrome is one of the greatest genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s. Sadly, everyone with Down’s syndrome will have developed the characteristic plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s in […]

Why the care sector must act now to defeat dementia

Avnish Goyal

Seventy per cent of all people living in care homes today will have dementia. With the number of people living with this devastating condition expected to rise, it’s no wonder there are fears for how the care sector will cope. Chairman of Hallmark Care Homes, Avnish Goyal, believes the sector will benefit enormously from research […]

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Launching the Dementia Revolution

Hilary Evans

Today, we’ve announced that we’re joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society for a special one-year campaign as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. On behalf of myself and the CEO of Alzheimer’s Society, Jeremy Hughes, this is why our charities are standing side-by-side for the Dementia Revolution and how you can […]

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Completing a year of challenges – my trek to Everest Base Camp

Laura Brown

Laura Brown recently completed a trek to Everest Base Camp. The trek was the last in a series of challenges that raised more than £4,000, including competing in the Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships in Denmark and City to Summit, a 150-mile duathlon from Edinburgh to the top of Ben Nevis. She was inspired to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK as both her nans died with dementia. Laura explains the joy – and sadness – of completing her “Year of Challenges”.

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Celebrating Older People: Silver Sunday

Lucinda Hurrey

Silver Sunday takes place on 1 October this year, the same day as the United Nation’s International Day of Older People. With hundreds of free events and activities across the country already confirmed, this year is set to be the biggest celebration of older people yet.  Find out how you can get involved here. What […]

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