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Lord Richard Attenborough dies

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The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has written about the sad loss of its former President Lord Attenborough. Robert Meadowcroft, Chief Executive said,  “Lord Attenborough was the most extraordinary President a charity could ever wish to have, dedicating himself to more than 50 years of support for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. He had the wonderful gift of empathy and offered unwavering support ...

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MNDA’s Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm!

MNDA’s Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm!

Where have you been if you don’t know what this is?! The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral campaign where participants are challenged to throw a bucket of ice water over their heads before passing the challenge on to 3 other people who must accept the challenge within 24 hours. Those challenged can avoid doing this by donating to ...

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Headway welcomes new concussion rules

Headway welcomes new concussion rules

We are pleased to join with leading brain injury charity Headway in welcoming this month’s new rules on how Premier League football clubs deal with head injuries. “We are pleased to see the football authorities have addressed the serious issue of concussion,” said Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway. “The measures announced are a significant step forward in the protection of ...

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The “silent epidemic”

The “silent epidemic”

A Belfast based charity called ‘Brain Injury Matters’ is calling for more awareness of what it calls the “silent epidemic” of acquired brain injury. Chief executive Fiona McCabe told the BBC that as often there were no obvious signs that injury had occurred, those affected can find themselves very frustrated when trying to live their lives again. “The injury might be ...

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Stem Cells useful to Stroke recovery?

Stem Cells useful to Stroke recovery?

It seems that infusing stem cells into the brain could help to boost recovery after a stroke, a pilot study by Imperial College London has revealed. The scientists at Imperial believe the cells encourage new blood vessels to grow in damaged areas of the brain. Scientists monitored five patients (all of whom had suffered severe strokes) for a period for ...

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Alzheimer’s Disease co-founder publishes autobiography

Alzheimer’s Disease co-founder

We see that Morella Kayman, who co-founded Alzheimer’s Society with Cora Phillips in 1979, has written an autobiography which gives the reader fascinating insight into her life. A Life to Remember is an account of Morella’s journey from childhood through to receiving an MBE in 2012 for over 30 years’ campaigning tirelessly for people affected by dementia. Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society ...

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