Remembering Ray Cooper

In Memory of Ray - Fight the horrors of PPA!

Fundraising for The National Brain Appeal
raised of US$10,000 target
by 19 supporters
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In memory of Ray Cooper
All donations to The Dementia Research Fund will enable innovative and ongoing research at the UCL Dementia Research Centre.


Thanks for taking the time to visit this webpage in honor of Ray.

Ray was 69 when he passed on. For several years he had been bravely fighting this rare and cruel affliction known as "PPA" - Primary Progressive Aphasia.

It's a vicious neurological condition that slowly robs the person of all ability to communicate. By speech, by eye, by ear, by hand...

Typical of Ray - he fought it with humor.   "What a ridiculous name for a disease!" he would say.  "Sounds like the name of a really bad prog-rock band from the 70s!"

And he battled and defied its debilitating horrors to the end with wry wit, courage and grace.

Because the specific condition of PPA was not identified until recent years there has not yet been sufficient research into detection, prevention and cure of this dreadful condition.

In the spirit of Ray's lifelong generous approach to helping people and good causes - we are encouraging friends of Ray to contribute to funding research into PPA.  So that in the future others might be spared the cruel condition that tried to blight Ray's final years.

This page offers you the facility to make a donation by credit card or PayPal.

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Please tell your family and friends about this campaign.

Enjoy the fun array of  Ray photographs below.

And read more about Ray on the dedicated tribute website:

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About the campaign

All donations to The Dementia Research Fund will enable innovative and ongoing research at the UCL Dementia Research Centre.

About the charity

There are 14.7million people – that’s more than one in six – in the UK living with a neurological condition. Here at the country's leading neurological centre, we’re passionate about supporting the hospital to help improve the lives of patients through treatment and research.

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