In memory of Dr Wendy Mitchell

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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!

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 

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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!

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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. Watch the film in the cinema In the film…

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

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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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Harold Stephens – BRACE Dementia Research Supporter Offer

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An exclusive offer for BRACE supporters in need of expert financial advice from the Bristol firm, Harold Stephens. As independent financial advisors, we are here to help you create an estate plan that is tax efficient and also takes into account your values and passions, meaning you can leave a meaningful legacy. Until 31st December 2023,…

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Let’s Talk Dementia Success

Families from across Bristol and further afield joined dementia experts at Let’s Talk Dementia on Saturday 30th September, at Paintworks Event Space. We welcomed 200 attendees keen to learn more about dementia, the support on offer, and dementia research volunteering opportunities. The brain dome offered visitors the chance to discover more about the brain and…

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Make your donations go further with no cost to you!

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BRACE could receive thousands of extra pounds for dementia research thanks to Gift Aid.   Please take 2 minutes to fill in a Gift Aid form and donate more, without spending a penny. Fill in a Gift Aid Form During the cost-of-living crisis, with everything from food to petrol to heating the home becoming more and…

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More Research Made Possible! 

In 2022, 78p of every pound BRACE received went towards charitable activities. What does this mean? Well, it means BRACE is keeping overheads down and research well and truly up. We would like to say a big thank you to every person, community group, business and trust that donated last year. Be it a big…

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