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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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Support us with Santa

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

We have been overwhelmed by the brilliant response we’ve had to our Christmas campaign, Santa Forgot. Thank you to everyone who has watched and shared the animation so far. We’ve been particularly touched by the messages from those of you who have been directly affected by dementia. This beautiful animation, narrated by Stephen Fry, imagines […]

International Volunteer Day

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

This International Volunteer Day, we want to introduce you to James Hems. He is one of our valuable Alzheimer’s Research UK volunteers, helping us in our mission to defeat dementia. We couldn’t power all our fantastic research without generous individuals all over the country who dedicate time to volunteering. We asked James a few questions […]

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Defeating dementia: a horse’s tale


Hello! My name’s Coda and I have been dancing circles for quite a few months now… something the humans call ‘dressage’. I like it because my riders, Dave and Ruth, seem very happy when they have a red ribbon to hold up. And also because I get yummy treats! A little while ago, I was […]

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What can £20 do?

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

The only way to beat dementia is with research. The more we can find out about the condition, the more likely we are to be able to develop a treatment to help the millions of people affected by it. Alzheimer’s Research UK powers world class studies into dementia research, focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments. […]


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 […]

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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Why I’m Racing the Tide to beat down dementia

Andrew Kewley

‘I’ve signed up to Race the Tide‘. ‘Race the Tide’ you say. ‘What’s that?’ A conversation I’ve had now with a few people. Through the blog, I can tell a few more people so thanks for sparing a couple of minutes to read this. To raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, I’m going to walk, […]

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Race the Tide – How to prepare for hiking at night

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

Race the Tide in a tough 30 hour non-stop hike from Berwick to Lindisfarne island. “Non-stop” is the important word there – it means that we’ll be walking through the night in the depths of the Northumbrian darkness. So how do you prepare for hiking at night? This one is a bit obvious, but bring […]