Running for Loved Ones – London Marathon 2021

Four of the London Marathon runners in different pictures. They are all wearing BRACE running tops and looking at the camera.

Seven dedicated runners from across England and Wales took part in the 2021 London Marathon on Sunday 2 October. Many of the runners signed up to run in autumn 2019! The runners all had their own, personal reasons for running for dementia research. You can find out why below. Collectively the seven runners raised over…

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100 km Jurassic Walk to Defeat Dementia!

The four walkers standing together in the middle by Bridport sign. On the side is two photos of walking in the rain.

Four determined walkers, Mike, Keziah, Steve and Robin from Ortus PSR set themselves a huge challenge for dementia research. To walk 100km along the Jurassic coastline in just two days! The team set off early on Saturday 2nd October, from Poole, and arrived at Bridport late on the Sunday evening. The walkers bravely battled against…

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Solent Dolphins Swim and Kayak to Victory for Dementia Research!

10 swimmers stood on the beach in wetsuits by the sea

Sixteen dedicated swimmers and kayakers from Boston Scientific, the ‘Solent Dolphins,’ swam and kayaked to the Isle of Wight to help raise funds for dementia research. The team set off on Sunday 19th September, from Gosport, where they undertook the challenging 2.4-mile swim across the Solent. The weather was on the swimmers’ side, with the…

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Simple EEG Test offers hope for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Dr George Stothart is sad next to an older man wearing the EEG headset and both are looking at a laptop on a small table.

A revolutionary approach to earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis is being pioneered by dementia researchers at the University of Bath, thanks to BRACE Dementia Research funding. The innovative test involves looking at flashing images over two minutes, whilst the brain waves are measured using an EEG cap. The researchers who developed the ‘Fastball EEG’ technology used in…

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Charity Saturday for Dementia Research!

Office with desks, computers and three staff members.

Ghyston, a South West bespoke software solutions company, kindly gave their time and expertise to raise vital funds for charity, on a very hot and sunny Saturday in July. The dedicated team volunteered their skills to deliver project work for clients, in lieu of payment, with their fees being donated to dementia research. More than…

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I Would Walk 870 mile for Dementia Research!

Eirlys and Linda are walking with BRACE t-shirts on, there is hills and the sea in the background

This week marks Dementia Action Week, 17th May – 23rd May. BRACE is incredibly lucky to have supporters all over the UK and even the world taking action in their own way to support dementia research. Two lovely ladies, Eirlys and Linda, from Ceredigion West Wales are taking part in a virtual 870 mile, Wales coastal…

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Tiverton Golf Cub raise over £3000 for Dementia Research!

Three people stood looking at the camera. The middle person is holding a golfing plaque.

A huge thank you to David Buxton and the Tiverton Golf Club for raising £3000 for dementia research in 2020 – despite the lockdowns caused by the pandemic. David was the Club’s captain and he kindly nominated BRACE Dementia Research to be his charity of the year.  The new Captain, Paul Boax for 2021 has…

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Help protect dementia research ‘at risk’

Two graphs showing how much money charities have lost. A image asking people to send a letter to the Prime Minister.

BRACE is proud to be an Association of Medical Research Charity member – AMRC are working hard to protect vital medical research in the UK. At a time when medical research is most needed, charities like BRACE, are facing unprecedented falls in income due to COVID-19. Funding from Government is urgently needed to support charities to continue…

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South West CMG Raise Vital Funds to Support a BRACE Specialist Dementia Nurse

A nurse with their arms crossed.

The Crematorium & Memorial Group (CMG), part of Dignity Plc, who operate crematoria in Weston-Super-Mare, Exeter & Croscombe, has donated £6000 to help secure funding to support the work of a Specialist Dementia Research Nurse at the Bristol Brain Centre. The dementia clinic is the only neurology clinic in the region and supports patients from…

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