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Happy birthday dementiablog

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Today is the the first anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Blog site. In that time it has become the place to find out the latest views on the impact and science of dementia. Big names What a year it has been; we’ve had guest blogs from: SirTerry Pratchett Seth Rogen Blogger and Twitter campaigner Nicky Clark Comedian […]

Forget-Me-Not

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit 7 March 2014 A family from Magherafelt in County Derry, whose husband and father had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease organised a memorial benefit in his name at the Titanic Belfast, on 7 March 2014. Forget Me Not, The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit, was organised in his memory by his wife Janette […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Welcome to a year at Alzheimer’s Research UK: a year that saw us become the Charity Times’ Charity of the year; a year when we have again broken records for fundraising and research investment; and a year where our scientists have made critical new discoveries on the path to defeating dementia. Below are some of […]

Arthur Smith. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Oh Hazel

Arthur Smith

About 20 minutes into Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen (Volume 2) I speak a poem I have written that drastically shifts the mood of the show. Tonbridge, Kent Pulling up late after the party, they see her, their neighbour, standing in the street. She is looking, she says, for a lift to London. She needs […]

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Russell Grant: dementia research is our best hope

Russell Grant

This Christmas won’t be like it used to be because I won’t share it with my darling grandmother. My nanny Alice had Alzheimer’s back in the 1980s and 90s and without her Christmas will never be the same again. I miss her desperately. It’s been nearly 20 years since Nan passed away, but sadly I […]

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Raising money through fun

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

As a former journalist I’ve had some pretty exciting days at work, but nothing could have prepared me for the spectacle that is the ICAP Charity Day. Walking through the doors to ICAP’s London headquarters early on Tuesday morning, instead of rubbing shoulders with stressed brokers dressed in pin-stripe suits I entered a scene I […]

Union J Competition – have you won?

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Today I have the pleasure of revealing the winner of our recent competition to win a book personally signed by chart-toppers Union J – with a little help from one of the group. We ran the competition to coincide with the publication of a blog post written by band member and charity supporter JJ Hamblett. […]