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Scientist Focus: Katie Lunnon

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeever

Dr Katie Lunnon is a scientist based at the University of Exeter, where she studies the relatively new field of epigenetics – a biological process that can switch genes on or off, potentially influencing the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Katie is one of the coordinators of the Alzheimer’s Research UK South West Network Centre, […]

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Dementia books for children

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeever

You can now order free copies of our children’s books ‘Grandad’s Hat’ and ‘When Grandma Came to Stay’ via the ‘Information about dementia’ section of our materials and literature page. Princesses, monkeys and dragons Last year we launched Dementia Explained, a website to help children and young people better understand dementia. The site features information […]

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Running Down Dementia

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

If you’re looking to get fit this summer, there’s no better motivation than Alzheimer’s Research UK’s latest challenge, Running Down Dementia. Launched in collaboration with parkrun, which offers free timed 5km runs across the country every weekend, Running Down Dementia challenges participants to run 100km over the summer and raise £100 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. […]

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#RDDSweatySelfie

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah RJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

A couple of weeks ago we launched a fun competition to keep our runners motivated whilst clocking up the miles for our summer challenge: Running Down Dementia. The challenge was launched in partnership with parkrun and involves running 100k and raising £100 to power dementia research. Our #RunningDownDementia runners didn’t disappoint us. We’ve had hundreds […]

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42 countries, two wheels, one man

Joss Livesey

How far would you go to raise money for a good cause? Joss Livesey, a 25-year-old from Cumbria, is going over 13,000 miles. Joss is in the middle of an epic challenge to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. In March, he set off on the grueling eight-month journey. He aims to cycle to every […]

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