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Another year, another marathon

Michelle White

Last spring, Michelle White pulled on her trainers, donned her running vest and took on the London Marathon. She raised an incredible sum of over £4,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, having seen the devastating impact of dementia in her family. Despite the pain and exhaustion, she’s signed up to do it again in 2017. We […]

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Why I’m Racing The Tide

Ross Proctor

It’s been a year since AXA Insurance partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK to help raise awareness of this cruel condition and of course to raise as much money as we can to power the fight to defeat dementia. Right from the beginning, I was passionate about the cause. I have no personal experience of dementia […]

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Scientist Focus: Dr Rita Guerreiro

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Rita Guerreiro from University College London is the first ever winner of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Young Investigator of the Year Award. The Award celebrates excellence in dementia research and recognises the huge impact of Dr Guerreiro’s work across the world. In 2012, Dr Guerreiro and an international team […]

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Supporting the next generation of dementia researchers

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

This week sees Manchester play host to the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016. The conference is a forum for nearly 500 top dementia researchers to come together, hear each other’s ideas, form collaborations, and drive progress towards new ways to help people living with dementia. As the country’s largest gathering of dementia researchers, the annual […]

Taking a stand in Westminster

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookHelen 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 […]

Raising awareness of young-onset dementia at the House of Lords

Jill Walton

Written by Jill Walton and Tim Shakespeare Today we’ll be visiting the House of Lords to raise awareness of young-onset dementia. Along with our colleagues at University College London, we’re very excited to be involved in organising this event and hope to spend a productive afternoon raising awareness that dementia can affect younger people; that […]

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Defeat Dementia

David Mayhew CBE

Five years and £100m to power transformational benefits for people with dementia. Last night at a special Alzheimer’s Research UK reception held at The Gherkin in the City of London, I had the pleasure of announcing the launch of our new campaign, Defeat Dementia. This major five year fundraising and investment drive will seek to […]

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From heart-break to heart-warming

Marissa StewartJoanne Fearne-GreenCarolyne Coupel

We are proud to be Research Charity Partner of this year’s Alzheimer’s Show. Ahead of the event, which takes place at London’s Olympia on Friday 16 May and Saturday 17, Carolyn Causton shares her experience of attending last year’s inaugural Show. An Alzheimer’s “Show”?  Max Pemberton of the Daily Telegraph said ‘An Alzheimer’s show does […]

Past, present and future

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

We briefly downed tools last week to gather with our Trustees and Patrons of past and present at a special event at Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new offices on Granta Science Park, near Cambridge. We were honoured to welcome important figures from the charity’s past to mark our 21st anniversary, as well as to celebrate being […]