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Taking a stand in Westminster

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen Davies

Since Alzheimer’s Research UK began its work twenty three years ago there has been increasing interest in dementia as an issue. Now, the message that dementia is caused by brain diseases and isn’t a normal part of aging is more and more in the public sphere. And the topic of dementia is finding the same […]

Walking 100k to raise £100k

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen Davies

This September 200 of our supporters will Race the Tide in a tough 30 hour non-stop hike through the Northumbrian countryside. Their willpower and determination will raise an amazing £100,000 to defeat dementia. So what exactly can Alzheimer’s Research UK achieve with £100,000? Uniting experts to unravel genetics Thanks to £100,000 fundraised by staff at […]

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Looking back on a year of milestones

Hilary Evans

Traditionally, the day we publish our accounts and Annual Review is a moment to look back and take stock of what we’ve achieved over the previous year. It’s been an amazing 12 months, a year that’s seen us put £12.5m – more than ever before – into our charitable activities. So we want to share […]

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The Many Faces of Dementia – a free online course

Tim Shakespeare

Dr Tim Shakespeare, an Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Fellow at UCL (University College London) has led the creation of a new free online course called ‘The Many Faces of Dementia’ which will start in March. Tim describes why he created the course and what you’ll learn. Why we created the course There are two reasons […]

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International Women in STEM day 2016

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen Davies

International Women in STEM day (11 Feb) is an international celebration of the work and achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). So there is no better time to focus on some of the amazing women tirelessly battling dementia through research. These inspiring women are making important discoveries that are driving the […]