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The Dementia Revolution is here

Introducing Barbara's Revolutionaries

Although almost a million people are currently living with dementia across the UK, there are still no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure the diseases that cause it. We want to change this.

Dementia doesn't care who you are – a teacher, a lawyer, a cleaner or even a national treasure – anyone can be affected by the diseases that cause dementia.

In 2014, Dame Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. And after going public with the news, Barbara and her husband Scott Mitchell are determined to use their experience to raise awareness of all forms of dementia and address the stigma surrounding the condition.

That's why Barbara, Scott and some of their close friends decided to join the Dementia Revolution – a year-long campaign set up by the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK to power ground-breaking research at the UK Dementia Research Institute.

Those pulling on their running shoes and joining Scott on race day are Adam Woodyatt, Jake Wood, Emma Barton, Natalie Cassidy, Kellie Shirley, Tanya Franks, Jamie Borthwick and Jane Slaughter, who all forged firm friendships with Barbara during their time on EastEnders. The all-star team are known as 'Barbara’s Revolutionaries'.

Barbara's Revolutionaries say: "When Scott announced that he was running the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution we knew we had to run too! We’re taking a stand against this cruel disease in support of Barbara and everybody affected by dementia, including many of our own family and friends."

Scott says: "Dementia can, and does, have a profound effect on daily life. It is heart-breaking for family and friends to watch a loved one struggle with day-to-day life and be slowly stripped of their memories. The same goes for the person living with dementia, who at times can feel confused, disorientated, frustrated and afraid. Sadly it has been no exception for Barbara."

"Barbara made her career entertaining others and has always been there for her fans. We now call upon the public to support us, just as Barbara has always supported them. Stand with us and help us reach our goal of raising £100,000 for the Dementia Revolution. Please give as much as you can spare – every pound helps! All money raised will help fund vital dementia research at the UK Dementia Research Institute. Through research we can, and we will, find a cure for dementia."

There are lots more incredible people who are making a stand to support the Dementia Revolution. Will you join them?

Visit Barbara's Revolutionaries fundraising page.

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