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AXA UK and ARUK Partnership Success Story

Amanda Blanc

It was two years ago today that AXA employees chose Alzheimer’s Research UK as their charity partner for the next three years. I remember well the moving stories some of our people shared about how Alzheimer’s and other dementias had affected them and their families. I believe it’s that personal connection and the cruel impact […]

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Exciting new phase in the UK Dementia Research Institute

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

In May 2016 we committed £50m to support the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), our biggest financial commitment to a single initiative in our 25-year history. After an international search, Prof Bart De Strooper was named as Director of the UK DRI in late 2016, and UCL was announced as the hub of the […]

The Mighty Quiz

Lucy Squance

With just a couple of weeks to go until the big day we are delighted to see keen quizzers up and down the country getting ready to host their own Mighty Quiz for Alzheimer’s Research UK. On Thursday 27 April the nation will come together to take part in a quiz like no other. What’s […]

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Shazam – and the everyday disruption of memory loss

Tim Parry

We’re fortunate enough to be working with InnOcean and Shazam on a small awareness-raising project launched yesterday. If you’re not a Shazam user – and there are one billion of them –  it’s a versatile smartphone app that allows users to find out the name and artist of a song they might hear when they’re […]

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The Dementia Challenge five years on

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookHelen Davies

It’s now five years to the day that the first Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge was launched, setting in motion a comprehensive government plan to tackle dementia. In March 2012, David Cameron detailed an intention to increase research funding, improve dementia care and create a national movement to spread awareness about the condition. So how have […]

NHS England’s budget impact test: what it means for dementia

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookHelen Davies

From this month, new measures will come into force that will change the way new treatments are introduced on the NHS in England. You may have seen media reports about the change, and heard that a number of organisations, including Alzheimer’s Research UK, have raised concerns about the measure. So what exactly is happening – […]