Thanks to an overwhelming level of support from friends, family and colleagues, the £2000 target has been exceeded!
Helen works with Professor Marion Walker in strokerehabilitation research at the University of Nottingham. "Cycling 250 miles has been worth every aching muscle to raise funds to support world-leading research into earlier diagnosis andimproved treatment for dementia."
David works for Healthwatch and leads on Mental Health and Dementia. Both joined the Life Cycle 5 ridersfor a series of cycling challenges from June to October 2015.
Helen has been touched by this devastating disease on a personal level: "My Dad’s dementia meant he was no longer able to lookafter my Mum who had had a stroke and they both had to give up their home to residentialcare, something most of us hope to avoid. It was a traumatic step for myparents and the whole family."
The Nottingham Life Cycle 5 campaign aims to raise £350,000 to apply theUniversity's world-leading expertise in MRI scanning to the study of dementia andother degenerative conditions of the brain.It's still not too late to donate: www.justgiving.com/Helen-TaylorLC5/
Did you know? •Over 800,000 people in the UK have dementia •One in three of us has a family member or close friend whois affected •Dementia only attracts 1/12th of the research fundingdevoted to cancer
How can you help? Sponsor me as part of the Life Cycle 5 campaign for Dementiaresearch to pave the way for: •earlier diagnosis •development of treatment tailored for individual patients
How will your fundsbe used? To raise £350,000 to apply the University’s world-leadingexpertise in MRI scanning to the study of dementia and other degenerativeconditions of the brain. Using a leading-edge MRI scanning systems thousands oftimes more sensitive than conventional scanning our expert researchers will bethe first in the world to use this technology to understand the different waysin which dementia damages brain cells.