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Coronation Street stars in 'memory' walk for Alzheimers

Close to 1000 people take to the start line Credit: Sarah Rogers ITV

Coronation Street stars Tony Hirst and Judy Holt have launched a 'memory' walk in aid of Alzheimers at Heaton Park in Manchester.

Corrie star Tony Hirst starts the walk Credit: Sarah Rogers ITV

They were involved with an Alzheimers storyline in the programme. Around a thousand people are walking up to ten kilometres to raise thirty thousand pounds. Click here for more information on Alzheimer's.

Corrie Actress Judt Holt takes part in the walk Credit: Sarah Rogers ITV

Lancaster University develops eye test that could help combat the risk of Alzheimer's

by Matt O'Donoghue

Around half the people in the North West currently living with Alzheimer's don't actually know they have it.

And just like cancer - the earlier you get a diagnosis, the better the outcome.

Now, scientists at Lancaster University have developed a simple test could mean thousands will get the treatment they need far sooner.

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Scientists at Lancaster University develop eye test that could help combat the risk of Alzheimer's

Experts at Lancaster University have developed a simple eye test that could help combat the risk of Alzheimer's.

A study has shown that people with Alzheimer's have difficulty with one particular type of eye tracking test.

Its thought that the key to tackling and stopping the incurable brain condition lies in early detection.

Lancaster University develop eye test that could help combat the risk of Alzheimer's

Its thought that the key to tackling and stopping the incurable brain condition lies in early detection. Credit: PA

Experts at Lancaster University have developed a simple eye test that could help combat the risk of Alzheimer's.

A study has shown that people with Alzheimer's have difficulty with one particular type of eye tracking test.

Its thought that the key to tackling and stopping the incurable brain condition lies in early detection.

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