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Our new Director of Research

Branwen Brockley

Dr Carol Routledge has recently joined Alzheimer’s Research UK as our new Director of Research. What experience does she bring to the charity and what does she see in the future for Alzheimer’s Research UK? We caught up with Carol as she begins her new role.

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Our new Chief Scientific Officer

Tim Parry

Dr David Reynolds joins Alzheimer’s Research UK in June as our new Chief Scientific Officer. What experience does David bring to the charity and how does he view the task ahead? We spoke to David as he takes up his new role. It was an unusual and slightly macabre moment of inspiration as a schoolboy […]

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Dementia: it’s not all about Alzheimer’s or memory

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty Stubbs

It’s a common misconception that dementia is all about Alzheimer’s and that it’s all about memory loss. Alzheimer’s may be the most common cause of dementia and memory loss one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s but it’s nowhere near the whole picture of dementia. Here at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in the […]

A wake-up call about dementia can win this battle

Susie Hewer

This week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched its first ever month long national dementia awareness campaign featuring a prime-time advertisement on national TV and cinemas across the UK. They’ve cleverly blended a mix of archive news footage from various sources and created something unique and attention-grabbing. Have you seen it yet? If not then please take […]

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A powerful new look and a renewed commitment

Hilary Evans

Over the last year we’ve been talking to people with dementia and our supporters about the impact of dementia. A word we frequently heard from affected families was “powerlessness”. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias take so much from people, shattering lives. But at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we know that pioneering research is our best hope […]

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Supporters’ Day success

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

People came from all over the country to join us in London on Saturday 20 September for our Supporters’ Day – including surprise guest Russell Grant! Yes, West End entertainer and former Strictly star Russell took to the stage at the end of the day. He spoke passionately about his support for the charity and […]

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Happy birthday dementiablog

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Today is the the first anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Blog site. In that time it has become the place to find out the latest views on the impact and science of dementia. Big names What a year it has been; we’ve had guest blogs from: SirTerry Pratchett Seth Rogen Blogger and Twitter campaigner Nicky Clark Comedian […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

Marissa StewartJoanne Fearne-GreenCarolyne Coupel

Will you commit to defeat dementia? 21 September marks World Alzheimer’s Day, the perfect time to reflect on how far we’ve come in our battle to defeat dementia – and also what we still need to achieve. Your generous support funds the best scientific research and, though you may not realise, it also inspires us. […]

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 […]

Does anyone know where I can find a purple wetsuit?

Marissa StewartJoanne Fearne-GreenCarolyne Coupel

One of the best things about my job is putting together Alzheimer’s Research UK’s newsletter think. I get to hear about all the amazing things our fundraisers are doing to defeat dementia – everything from throwing themselves out of planes to knitting scarves while running marathons. It’s seriously inspiring stuff. So, in a fit of […]