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Health campaign to tackle dementia

Former England footballer Gordon Banks, Sir Michael Parkinson and broadcaster Fiona Phillips have relived their heartbreaking personal experiences with dementia to inspire the nation to reduce the stigma about the condition.

They're part of a Department of Health campaign to encouraging people who think they have any symptoms of the condition to seek medical advice.

The three-month project has been launched on World Alzheimer's Day.

Dementia research gets cash boost

Cambridge scientists have been given a financial boost after Alzheimer’s Research UK committed a record amount of money to new research projects.

The dementia research charity pledged a further £5.5m investment in new projects, increasing its current commitment to research to over £20m.

The announcement, which coincides with World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), includes awards worth £192,112 for researchers at the University of Cambridge.

The cash will allow scientists at the University to study how amyloid and tau – two proteins that are the main hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease – build in the brain and become toxic to brain cells.

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