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ACTRESS Stephanie Beacham has a new partnership with Bristol charity BRACE Dementia Research, as part of her new film, Grey Matter. The small charity is based at Southmead Hospital and funds Alzheimer’s and dementia research in Bristol and across the West Country.   

The role of ‘Peg’ in Grey Matter, is played by Stephanie and heartwarmingly shows the challenges and triumphs of living with Alzheimer’s, while being supported by her teenage granddaughter, Chloe.  

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, which is well known for its memory loss symptoms. The disease causes permanent damage to the brain.  

BRACE is currently funding research into earlier Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis at UWE and the University of Bath.   

Stephanie Beacham said: “Having witnessed my father’s descent into Alzheimer’s, this film is very personal to me.”      

 “It’s one in two of us who will be affected by dementia, and last year it was the leading fatal disease in the UK over anything else. We need to change that, and that can only be done through more research. Please support BRACE Dementia Research, visit their website, sign up to their emails and watch the film. Together we can defeat dementia.”   

Chris Williams, CEO of charity BRACE Dementia Research says “We’re delighted to be in partnership with Stephanie Beacham and the film Grey Matter. BRACE welcomes Stephanie’s support to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia; and the charity’s mission to find a cure for dementia. If you can, please join us on the 28th April and help raise funds for local research.”  

The film can be watched on Sunday April 28, 3pm, at the IMAX cinema Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5TT.