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TV chefs show support for dementia dinner parties

TV chefs show support for dementia dinner parties
10th November 2010

Famous TV chefs have backed a dementia charity's new dinner party campaign.

The Food For Thought initiative is looking to encourage people to hold their own dinner party for friends and family and raise money for dementia research in the process.

Run by the Alzheimer's Research Trust (ART), the scheme provides handy recipes and tips to make the culinary get-together a resounding success, and it has now won some celebrity backing.

Rick Stein, Phil Vickery and Mary Berry are among the list of celebrity chefs who have provided recipe ideas and advice in support of the initiative.

"More investment into research is desperately needed. The ART relies entirely on its wonderful supporters and every £12.50 raised through Food For Thought dinner parties will pay for one hour of cutting-edge research," said the ART community fundraising manager Miranda Mays.

Dementia research conducted at the Baycrest Rotman Research Institute in Canada recently revealed that speaking two languages for a long period of time can help the mind to slow the onset of dementia.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes.