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Walking the Welsh coastline for dementia research

Dyfrig James

As Master of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, I’m used to lots of questions about the organisation and my role within it. As you might guess from our name, we have a long history, having been founded in 1276 to govern the many companies that were responsible for building London’s roads. Today we are a […]

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I won’t let depression stop me Running Down Dementia

Andy Morris

Andy Morris is taking on the Running Down Dementia challenge for the third year, having already run more than 750km and raised more than £5,000 over the past two years. Here, during Mental Health Awareness Week and ahead of Dementia Action Week (21-27 May), he explains why he’s still motivated to clock up the kilometres […]

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Climbing the Volcan San Pedro for dementia research

Sally Rasmussen

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek to Guatemala has come to an end after a gruelling but rewarding seven days. Our team spent our trip scaling five active volcanoes. To say it was tough feels like an understatement – I took 138,013 steps and climbed the equivalent of 957 flights of stairs. My legs […]

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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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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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