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Bat goes global!

After hearing about our work and recent activity at Harrow based care home Birchwood Grange, the Canadian news organisation 'Global News' featured BAT in a special article about the paddle power of ping pong! With more than 500,000 Canadians living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, which is expected to hit 1 million within 15 years, 'Global News' were interested in BAT's drug-free approach. They share Birchwood Grange's Annie Ingrams' positive thoughts on approaching Alzheimer's "if you start panicking, you're lost, you've gotta just put it out your mind" and her new found love for BAT's donated table tennis table "I'm loving it. I ...

Care home residents play with BAT!

Residents and members of the team at Cherry Garth care home at Holmer Green, High Wycombe, inspired by BAT and the Rio fever, have taken up playing ping pong! The care home, which is run by local charity, The Fremantle Trust, has introduced table tennis as a regular activity on the back of BAT and our upcoming research looking at how it can help reduce cognitive decline and improve long-term memory for those living with dementia. As an interactive pastime, it has also helped to boost social activity and physical wellbeing and may be rolled out across the group, based on its successful take-up. While the table tennis activity is sparking nostalgia ...

Beating Alzheimer’s at its own game!

Caring 4 Sussex, a free quarterly magazine packed with interesting features and information for everyone who cares about Sussex and its people, have done a fantastic feature on BAT and the work we're doing. Aside from our major body of research and ground breaking equipment development, BAT have an innovative arts project...a series of currently 40 portraits of iconic celebrities who's lives have been blighted by this disease...which Caring 4 Sussex have picked up on as several pieces were by Sussex artists. The series depicts immediately recognisable famous faces from the worlds of politics, art, sport, and film, to highlight that no matter how ...

BAT are hit again at Alzheimer’s Show!

Returning to Alzheimer's Show for our second year, BAT were once again a highlight of the show bringing back our unique drug-free Alzheimer's Therapy programme and crowd pleasing ping pong robot! Delivering a live appraisal of our specialist therapy table tennis table with Professor Stephen Jackson as part of its on-going development, BAT also welcomed Dr Matthew Kempton from KCL who's leading on our major body of research, and Arriva Bus company who have generously donated £1,000 to BAT through their community volunteer awards won by our very own Brian Kerr (see main stories)! If that wasn't enough, BAT also featured heavily in a news piece by ...

Brian wins award for BAT!

BAT are super proud that one of our key volunteers and biggest advocates has been honoured for his work with the BAT Foundation! Brian Kerr, a ping pong coach and bus driver based at Ash Grove in London, was highly commended by his employer Arriva in their national 'Making a Difference' Award last month. Not only did Brian receive an award in the 'Giving' category, he also received recognition for his contribution to BAT in the 'Arriva Community Action Gold' Award, which included a £1,000 that Brian amazingly donated to BAT too! We love Brain, who said “I chose to get involved with the BAT Foundation because it is such a fantastic charity, ...

Changing the world with ping pong!

The BAT Foundation have been working with the BBC on their fantastic new two part documentary 'How to Stay Young' which starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One! Angela Rippon and Dr Chris van Tulleken travel the world to investigate the latest experiments and research that could help put the brakes on the ageing process. Tonight is all about keeping the body young, with next Thursday's show focusing on keeping the brain young…and this is where the work of BAT comes in! As part of their investigation Angela and Chris take a look at what benefits playing table tennis has on the brain…all inspired by what BAT are doing with our Drug Free Alzheimer's ...

BAT Return to BLE 2015!

For the second year running, BLE generously donated floor space to us as they once again supported the BAT Foundation by hosting a table tennis event on a customised table made from LEGO bricks at this year’s show. “The table tennis area at BLE 2014 certainly brought a different dimension to the event, and many exhibitors and visitors took the time to try their hand," says Darren Brechin, event director, BLE. "We are delighted to be able to support such an innovative charity and will do all we can to help it progress this important research.” BAT also showcased our new, innovative table tennis therapy concept table...specially designed in ...

Be part of our research. We need you!

As part of the development of our ground breaking DRUG FREE THERAPY table tennis table and equipment, we are working with King's College London and Table Tennis England to deliver a special accreditation trial. We need 5 volunteers who've been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's or Dementia to be part of this unique study and help create a brand new approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia therapy. The study will take place on Monday 19th October and Monday 26th October between 9.30am and 12 midday in central London. We will pay all travel expenses and there will be free refreshments throughout. To be part of the study, you must be clinically ...

Huffington Post feature BAT!

Alzheimer's Disease Could Have A Drug-Free And Effective Treatment Via Table Tennis As part of their What’s Working series, which profiles inspirational people and organisations who are making a positive contribution to society by finding solutions to the world’s problems, Huffington Post were keen to talk to BAT about our Drug Free Therapy programme. You can read all about why Huffington Post thinks BAT's work is so important RIGHT HERE What's Working" is a global HuffPost initiative to give proper front page coverage of people coming up with solutions to the very real challenges we face and to shine a light on the stories of creativity, ...