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Hope for Alzheimer's breakthrough: BBC Panorama special report

Hope for Alzheimer's breakthrough: BBC Panorama special report

Fergus Walsh


Alzheimer's patients could lose out on two groundbreaking new drugs because the NHS is unprepared, a leading charity has told BBC Panorama.

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Edinburgh dementia research: second visit

Edinburgh dementia research: second visit

Francis Stephenson


In the heart of Edinburgh, I returned to the University for the next chapter in a vital study about the brains of sports warriors. This time, the MRI ...

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RL Cares statement: rule changes for 2024

RL Cares statement: rule changes for 2024

Chris Rostron


Rugby League Cares welcomes the RFL board’s decision to accept the changes to the way in which the sport is played that were put forward by the ...

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Groundbreaking dementia research

Groundbreaking dementia research

Francis Stephenson


In the world of rugby, where strength, strategy, and camaraderie define the game, there's a growing concern about the potential long-term impact on ...

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John Atkinson: Living and dying with Alzheimer's

John Atkinson: Living and dying with Alzheimer's

John Ledger


Living with, and caring for, someone with Alzheimer's disease is a tough, emotional rollercoaster ride.

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Dementia UK - supporting sufferers and their families

Dementia UK - supporting sufferers and their families

Steve McCormack


Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. Each type of dementia stops a person’s brain cells ...

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An evening with Kevin Sinfield OBE

An evening with Kevin Sinfield OBE

John Ledger


He is one of British sport’s most respected and loved figures, and this November you can get to know the real Kevin Sinfield at a very special event ...

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Brain Health Fund

Brain Health Fund

John Ledger


The Rugby League Cares Brain Health Fund has been established to allow the implementation of a far-reaching education and support programme for both ...

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Kevin Sinfield on Desert Island Discs

Kevin Sinfield on Desert Island Discs

John Ledger


In October 2022, Kevin Sinfield was a guest on the long-running BBC Radio 4 series Desert Island Discs.

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The effects of alcohol on brain and body

The effects of alcohol on brain and body

Steve Hardisty


Alcohol is very much a cultural norm and widely accepted in society: it is present at a wide range of celebrations and social/recreational gatherings.

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Concussion round table

Concussion round table

John Ledger


The issues around head injuries are discussed frankly in this insightful vlog featuring five players who have first-hand experience of concussion.

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Welfare managers undertake CPD training

Welfare managers undertake CPD training

John Ledger


Rugby League Cares has reaffirmed its commitment to providing world class levels of support to the sport’s playing community by running a two-day ...

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The impact of head trauma and concussion

The impact of head trauma and concussion

James Graham


Across all codes of contact sport there’s a new focus on the long-term impacts of head trauma after a series of high profile incidents.

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"I'm fighting a battle" - Stevie Ward and concussion

Francis Stephenson


Stevie Ward has been battling persistent post-concussion symptoms since suffering two head injuries early in 2020. In this Sky Sports documentary, ...

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