Immersive audio play explores dementia and the hope in research

The Window is a thought-provoking immersive audio experience about love and grief, memory and science, and a story about the things families don’t talk about. The play premiers to the public on 31 March. It weaves personal experience of dementia alongside insight into research, charting the emotional personal journey family members often experience when a loved one develops the condition. The Window is the latest artwork from digital story studio Fast Familiar and is funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Inspire Fund. Dementia is caused by diseases and it affects nearly…

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Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Scottish government’s pledge to research why so many people with dementia have died from COVID-19

Alzheimer’s Research UK has welcomed the Scottish government’s plan to support people with dementia affected by COVID-19, as it vows to carry out research to find out why so many people with dementia have died during the pandemic. The commitment is one of several made in the government’s plan, outlining how it intends to support people with dementia, their carers and families, as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, the National Records of Scotland showed that of all deaths involving COVID-19 between March and June 2020,…

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Stars back Alzheimer’s Research UK’s petition calling on government to double dementia research funding

Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Brian Cox and Dame Harriet Walter are backing Alzheimer’s Research UK’s calls on government to deliver its election promise to double investment in dementia research – as the charity says the need to find life-changing treatments has never been more urgent. The award-winning actors have thrown their support behind the UK’s leading dementia research charity, as it launches a petition holding the government to account on the commitment made over a year ago. The government made an election promise to double its investment in dementia…

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Alzheimer’s Research UK partners with global leaders including Bill Gates to revolutionise detection of neurodegenerative diseases

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has partnered with global leaders, including Bill Gates, to advance the charity’s Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative. The global initiative, which aims to develop a digital device to radically improve the detection of diseases that cause dementia, aims to secure at least £67million over its first six years. The initiative with funding from Bill Gates and others, will be overseen by a new Board of 10 prominent experts, led by former UK Prime Minister and President of Alzheimer’s Research…

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Gaming influencer plays Before I Forget as they partner with charity for World Alzheimer’s Day

3-Fold Games, the microgame studio co-founded by Chella Ramanan and Claire Morwood, launched its debut game, Before I Forget in July 2020. On World Alzheimer’s Day (Monday 21 September) Before I forget launched its partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise awareness and funds for the UK’s leading dementia charity. Developed with support from medical professionals at Gaming the Mind, Before I Forget is a short narrative game about dementia, using gameplay and atmosphere to portray a confusing world where memories elude you. Players step into the world of Sunita…

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