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You’ll feel tickety-boo with Tikiboo!

Susie Hewer

Have you heard the news about the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Tikiboo? If you’ve no idea who or what ‘Tikiboo’ is, let me tell you. They’re an online activewear shop that produces the most gorgeous and brightly coloured fitness wear! As an avid runner, I had previously been rather staid in my choice […]

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I’m helping Alzheimer’s Research UK from home, and you can too.

Jo Spain

I’m the events manager at Mattioli Woods and we’ve been supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK since 2019. Over the past year, I’ve been so impressed by the huge fundraising efforts I’ve seen take place across all 11 of our branches. But with social fundraising no longer an option, my new working from home environment meant that […]

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My nan and dementia

Lucy Saunders

I’ve sat down to write about my grandmother several times over the last few months, and each time I’m unsure what to say. How did my nan fit into my story? Or did I just come into the end of hers? My nan is gone now, but I like to think her story isn’t over. […]

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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 […]

Dementia and employment: I’ve still got so much to give

Doug Banks

Most people with dementia end up missing out on their hard-earned retirement years. But I’m missing out at an even earlier stage. I’m 59, with a decade of my working life left, but I have struggled to find employment ever since my diagnosis with a form of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). When I […]

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