Play your part: help defeat dementia

2 FEBRUARY 2016 • 1:00PM

Actor Christopher Eccleston wants you to share a new thought-provoking video from Alzheimer’s Research UK which confronts misunderstanding around dementia using only an orange.

Christopher’s father Ronnie died with vascular dementia following a 14-year battle with the disease.

The brain of a person with Alzheimer’s can weigh around 140 grams less than a healthy brain – about the weight of an orange. Using an orange, the Doctor Who star shows how the diseases which cause dementia – most commonly Alzheimer’s – physically attack the brain, stripping it away.

Play your part

Help defeat dementia by watching and sharing the video about an orange.


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