Fundraiser Spotlight: Conquering Peaks, Conquering Dementia!

A man wearing on top of a snowy mountain, wearing a helmet, jacket and reflective sunglasses.

In June 2024, Voitek, the leisure manager from the Bristol Audley Redwood retirement village, will be climbing Mount Tetnuldi in support of two local dementia charities, BRACE and Alive Activities. Mount Tetnuldi is one of Georgia’s tallest mountains at 4,858 m (15,938 ft). Voitek will confront some of nature’s fiercest elements – altitude sickness, snow,…

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BRACE: £1 Million Pound Donation

BREAKING NEWS BRACE receive a £1 million donation

We are delighted to share that BRACE has received a landmark £1 million pound donation to support dementia research across Bristol and the South West. A life changing sum for people living with dementia, for researchers and for a small charity. This donation will be used in research activities aimed at improving early dementia diagnosis. Dementia…

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Bath Half Success

Two BRACE Bath Half runners, running the race in red BRACE t-shirts.

On Sunday, March 17th, nine incredible individuals took on the Bath Half Marathon, all with one purpose: to raise funds for BRACE. The dedicated runners not only completed the race in under 3 hours and 15 minutes, but they also raised awareness for dementia and BRACE.  With less than 6 months to prepare and train,…

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Ali Vowles Master of Ceremonies for BRACE Gala

Ali Vowles presenting, with a big BRACE banner behind her.

We are delighted to announce that Ali Vowles will be Master of Ceremonies at the BRACE Charity Gala in September. Ali has been an incredible host at BRACE conferences in the past, so we are thrilled to have her back on board. With more than 30 years experience working at the BBC, Ali has what…

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In memory of Dr Wendy Mitchell

Wendy is a white woman in her 60s. She has short grey hair and green eyes. She is smiling. Wendy is sat on a sofa and is wearing a mustard yellow jumper.

We are saddened to hear of the death of Wendy Mitchell, dementia campaigner and bestselling author, at 68 years old. An incredible legacy has been left by Wendy, through her tireless campaign work, her daily blogs – Which me am I Today, and her books which explore the many ways that Alzheimer’s and dementia affects…

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We raised £10,000 to Turn the Tide on dementia!

Thank you £10,000 raised for vital dementia research! #TurnTheTide

We did it! Thanks to your gift, we raised £10,000 to Turn the Tide on dementia! Excitingly, George has now begun the next phase of Fastball – testing it on patients in the Bristol Brain Centre. It remains to be seen if, and how, the test can be rolled out in the NHS, but this is a…

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BRACE kicks off the new year with a funding boost 

Barratt Developments PLC Logo

BRACE is kicking off  the new year with a generous £1500 donation from Barratt David Wilson Homes South West. The charity is currently supporting 40 clinical and laboratory research projects across the South West of England, and Wales. The funding has come at a much-needed time to support research. Chris Williams, CEO at BRACE Dementia…

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New Year, New Leadership!

CEO Chris Williams stands next to a BRACE banner.

We are delighted to announce that Chris Williams has taken on the new role of CEO at BRACE. 2023 was an incredible year for BRACE where, despite significant challenges, the charity was able to award £705,765 to new researchers, alongside ongoing research. The success of last year was a team effort, with Chris’ aptitude and…

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Stephanie Beacham Joins BRACE

Stephanie Beacham in Grey Matter

We have some exciting news to share with you. The much loved and famous actress, Stephanie Beacham is supporting BRACE and dementia research, with the forthcoming film, Grey Matter, which she is starring in. We are thrilled with this new partnership with W4 Films and Stephanie. In the film Stephanie plays the role of Peg…

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BRACE-funded academic works on pilot project to detect early stage Alzheimer’s

Dr Zhang sat to a desk looking at an iPad.

Dr Wenhao Zhang, Associate Professor of Computer Vision and Machine Learning and Co-Director of the Centre for Machine Vision (CMV), is leading on an new pilot project, with BRACE funding, to investigate the link between eye movements and cognitive decline in atypical ageing. People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition linked with an increased chance…

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