Scott’s wife, Dame Barbara Windsor, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. After going public with the news in May, Scott and Barbara are determined to use their experience to raise awareness of all forms of dementia and address the stigma surrounding the condition.
My hope for research is that we can give people more time with their families and friends.
Amanda is a researcher working in the UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London. Her work focuses on discovering biomarkers, fingerprints found in blood and spinal fluid that could help researchers to differentiate between diseases and track whether new treatments are working.
Amanda says finding out that she’ll be running beside some of the people who donate samples for her research makes her feel “a bit star-struck” as “they are the real heroes”.
Carli Pirie and Tom and Jack Bradshaw
Supporting the Dementia Revolution is a family affair for Carli and her cousins, Tom and Jack Bradshaw.
Their grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when she was just 48. After Carli's mum was diagnosed with the disease in her early fifties, doctors discovered that the family carries a rare inherited gene that means Carli, Jack and Tom have a 50% chance of developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Carli, who is already involved in dementia research, hopes that by joining the Dementia Revolution she can lead the charge towards a cure.
Having witnessed the destructive effects of the disease after both their nan and then their mum (who is the sister of Carli's mum) were diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, brothers Tom and Jack hope that research will put an end to this cruel disease once and for all.
I hope that the Dementia Revolution will increase understanding that dementia doesn’t only affect older people. I don’t think many people know that.
Mark, winner of The Apprentice 2014 and business partner to Lord Alan Sugar, says that in business nothing scares him. But dementia does.
Mark is determined to play his part in raising urgently-needed funds to power dementia research – his way of standing beside his grandfather in Australia who is living with Alzheimer’s disease.
YouTube star Saffron is usually more comfortable in front of the lens, but has decided to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution to give hope to those whose lives have been impacted by dementia.
The 18-year-old lifestyle vlogger, from Brighton, will be running in memory of her great-grandad, Ted, who died with Alzheimer’s disease when she was just 11 years old.
Saffron is a firm believer that, with the right funding, scientists will finally combat the diseases that cause dementia.
Anna is determined to power dementia research, having seen the impact the condition has had on two generations of her family.
Raising awareness of dementia is incredibly important to Anna, who believes that more people need to talk openly the condition. She says that the Dementia Revolution has inspired her to do just that.
Lydia says that when her grandad was diagnosed, there was a great deal of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding dementia. She believes that although there's been a real change in attitudes over the last five years, there's still an awfully long way to go.
Lydia is proud to be taking on the 26.2 mile London Marathon course in support of the Dementia Revolution so that in future, families like hers won't have to experience the pain of losing a loved one to dementia.
Judi Wilson and Abbi Blakey
Judi is taking on her first marathon ten days after her 70th birthday with her daughter Abbi. Together, they are running for Roger, Judi's husband and Abbi's dad, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in May 2016.
Judi says: 'We can’t wait to get to the start line and wear our Dementia Revolution vests with pride. We are delighted with the sponsorship we have received to date but know we can do more before race day'.
Bake off star Candice Brown knows all too well that dementia doesn’t just affect the individual diagnosed but everyone around them. Her grandad’s Alzheimer's had a devastating impact on her nan, Marg, who passed away at a stage when her husband of nearly 60 years was struggling to remember who she was.
Candice believes there are still too many misunderstandings around dementia and is lending her support to the Dementia Revolution to help set the record straight.
Luke is a scientist at the UK Dementia Research Institute. He is investigating the underlying processes of how and why people get dementia. This involves looking at the how factors including both our genetics and our lifestyle behaviours have an impact on our health and disease.
Luke was inspired to pursue a career in dementia research after seeing firsthand how devastating the condition can be - his grandfather, Lionel, was diagnosed with vascular dementia.
Four years ago, Malcolm completed his 100th marathon. At the age of 74, he was the oldest person to join the UK '100 Marathon Club’.
Then six months later, he was diagnosed with vascular dementia.
After being told to continue running to help manage his symptoms, Malcolm has gone on to complete a further 15 marathons. He’s determined to use the Dementia Revolution as a platform to help others understand what dementia is all about.
Emi is determined to support dementia research having seen three of her grandparents affected by the condition. She's joined the Dementia Revolution to fight for a world where we're able to stop this destructive condition from taking away dignity and joy from so many families.
Laura moved home from university aged 22 to care for her dad who was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. After her dad sadly passed away at the age of 60, Laura began to research the disease and was told that her dad's dementia had been caused by a rare faulty gene.
In 2017, Laura found out that she carries the same gene, meaning she will also develop early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Laura is using the Dementia Revolution as a platform to speak out about her diagnosis, to show people it’s not just an older person illness. It’s a cause that needs more support, more funding and more awareness to help future generations.
Harry struggled with depression after being diagnosed with dementia. He felt like he didn't know where to go or who to approach for help.
Although it's taken a long time to get to this point, Harry says that running has helped him through this difficult time. He's joined the Dementia Revolution so he can use his experience to help other people living with dementia across the UK.
We will triumph
Our Revolutionaries are making a stand against dementia to transform lives. Will you join them?