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42 countries, two wheels, one man

Joss Livesey

How far would you go to raise money for a good cause? Joss Livesey, a 25-year-old from Cumbria, is going over 13,000 miles. Joss is in the middle of an epic challenge to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. In March, he set off on the grueling eight-month journey. He aims to cycle to every […]

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Vivien Hunot

Vivien Hunot retired after turning 60 in 2015. But instead of putting her feet up Vivien vowed to raise as much money as she could for Alzheimer’s Research UK by completing 60 tasks to mark the occasion. While the list featured nicer tasks such as watching Flamenco dancing in Seville and riding a tuk tuk […]

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The Many Faces of Dementia – a free online course

Tim Shakespeare

Dr Tim Shakespeare, an Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Fellow at UCL (University College London) has led the creation of a new free online course called ‘The Many Faces of Dementia’ which will start in March. Tim describes why he created the course and what you’ll learn. Why we created the course There are two reasons […]

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Pogo sticks, trial results and ‘transmissible Alzheimer’s’ – top 10 headlines from 2015

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Research UK press team, with dementia seemingly never far from the headlines. We work hard to make sure dementia research and our amazing fundraisers and supporters get the attention they deserve in the media, as well as providing expert comment on scientific developments from around the […]

Questions children ask about dementia and how to answer them

Hilary Evans

Dementia isn’t a condition that just affects an individual, its impact is felt through whole families and across generations. Dementia is a difficult condition to understand even for adults. Changing personality, confusion, misrecognition, and behaviour changes in people that we care for the most is hard for anyone to adapt to. For a child, whose […]

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Dementia Explained – providing dementia information to children

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

This week Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a brand new website, ‘Dementia Explained’, designed to help children better understand dementia. The site brings together a range of resources such as games, story books and videos to help children understand more about the brain and the impact dementia can have on individuals and their families. The […]

Treasured memories

Amanda Franks

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. I’ve watched my mum fade by the day and anything that may trigger a feeling or memory is worth a try. When I came across the memory blankets sold through Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Memory Store I didn’t hesitate in ordering one. I chose a variety of photos. I never quite […]

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