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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Sir Jackie’s dementia charity back on the grid to fund more research

Sir Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, has announced a second call for pioneering dementia research projects worth £1m. Early career researchers are now being invited to apply for the prestigious Race Against Dementia Research Fellowship. Designed to power outstanding early career scientists in their pursuit of innovative solutions to the big questions in dementia research, the second round of the successful scheme will give researchers unique access to development opportunities, including a mentorship from figures in the world of Formula One racing. Almost…

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Before I Forget, the narrative game exploring dementia launches with Alzheimer’s Research UK

3-Fold Games, the microgame studio co-founded by Chella Ramanan and Claire Morwood, launches its debut game, Before I Forget. 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 interact with objects to unlock Sunita’s memories and unravel a mystery. The game launched on 16 July on Steam and itch.io for PC, Mac and Linux, after being included in the June Humble Originals line-up. 3-Fold Games…

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