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Austria’s Grand Prix: A High-Speed Allegory for Race Against Dementia’s Pursuit for a Cure


Hear what people affected by dementia have to say about Race Against Dementia
The stopwatch is ticking. The race is on

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

The Austrian GP is more than just a thrilling race, it is a powerful metaphor for Race Against Dementia’s relentless search for a cure.

This electrifying event combines strategy, teamwork, expertise and resilience, the same crucial elements driving our research. We are in our own race, trying hard to beat a disease that affects millions of dementia patients and their families worldwide.

At the 1973 Austrian GP, Sir Jackie Stewart showcased his tenacity, battling from seventh place in qualifying to secure a second-place finish, enough to clinch the Formula 1 World Championship 50 years ago.

Sir Jackie’s comeback shows his constant determination. This carries over from his racing to his desire to facilitate funding for a cure for dementia in his lifetime. It also influences our urgent mission at Race Against Dementia: find a cure faster.

As we mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Jackie’s last World Championship win, we also cheer on our Race Against Dementia Fellows, who are tirelessly working towards their ultimate victory – a world free from the devastation of dementia.

The Austrian Grand Prix isn’t merely a breathtaking display of speed, it also captures the essence of what it takes to succeed in any challenging endeavour. Learn how we are racing to the finishing line, join our race against dementia. Together we can win!

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Dementia impacts memory, thinking and behaviour and includes several types of cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia.


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