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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BRACE Funded Alzheimer’s Test Receives £1.5m for Research and NHS Use  

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A simple, BRACE funded test for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease could soon be helping patients and their families at the Bristol Brain Centre to be diagnosed earlier and receive treatment sooner. This is thanks to a £1.5 million funding boost awarded by the National Institute of Health Research.    Dr George Stothart’s Alzheimer’s test,…

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BRACE Welcomes Care Campaigner as Ambassador

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We are incredibly excited to welcome Jayne Connery, Director of Care Campaign for the Vulnerable (CCFTV) as an ambassador to BRACE. Jayne has dedicated more than 12 years to improving the lives of people living in care homes. And supporting families to ensure their loved ones receive the care they need and deserve. Her late…

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Fashion Show Wows for Dementia Research

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A fabulous fashion show took place in Backwell, on Thursday 15th June, to raise funds for dementia research. Glamourous guests attended the event which was hosted by exclusive French clothing brand, Tortue, for an evening of summer fashion in aid of BRACE. Eighty guests had a fashionable and enjoyable night out and raised an incredible £1000. We can’t thank…

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We Hit the Target!

Chris Williams and Dr Laura Palmer

A big thank you to our incredible and generous supporters who have helped BRACE to raise more than our £15,000 target for the South West Dementia Brain Bank!   This is an amazing sum that will make a real difference in our fight to defeat dementia. Our work will continue thanks to our supporters’ generosity. Thank you…

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Care Campaigner Takes to the Skies for BRACE

Jayne Connery abseiling

Dare devil and Director of Care Campaign for the Vulnerable, Jayne Connery, took to the sky on Sunday 23rd April for BRACE Dementia Research, abseiling an incredible 500 feet down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Jayne’s brave antics raised more than £3,000 for BRACE. However, this is not her first-time being a superwoman for BRACE.…

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BRACE secures £100k for up-and-coming dementia researchers


BRACE has been awarded more than £100,000 from the Medical Research Council (MRC). This is incredible news for dementia research. The grant will be used to support up-and-coming researchers at the University of Bath, University of Bristol, Plymouth University and Swansea University. In recent years the pandemic has limited the amount of research BRACE has…

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Welcome to the Board

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The BRACE Trustee board welcomes a new member, Richard Higgs from Harold Stephens. Richard becomes the twelfth member of the Board which is made up of a mix of financial, legal, business and medical experts. The Trustees are responsible for the good governance and strategic direction of the charity. Richard is hoping his extensive experience…

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New funding awarded to develop revolutionary Alzheimer’s test

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BRACE has awarded University of Bath neuroscientist, Dr George Stothart, a grant of £92,747 to help develop a pioneering new approach to detect Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The funding will be used to investigate whether three major types of dementia can be detected by the ‘Fastball EEG’ technology, which Dr Stothart has developed. This is…

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Gift Aid Awareness Day 2022

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Gift Aid Awareness Day falls on Thursday 6th October 2022. Every year the scheme gives £1.3 billion to UK charities. BRACE receives thousands of extra pounds for dementia research thanks to Gift Aid.  During the cost-of-living crisis with everything becoming more and more expensive, filling in a Gift Aid form is a cost-free way to…

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