Helen spent nine months before she took a single picture, to be sure to get to know the individuals and capture an image true to their character.
On Tuesday 24 April 2007, Michelle was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 38. We knew there and then that life would never be the same.
When the family of the late Robin Williams revealed that the actor had been living with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), it threw a spotlight on a disease that many people had not heard of before. Alongside tributes to his huge talent, extraordinary career, and inspiring personal qualities; many news outlets reported how the comedy […]
It can come as a surprise to know that having Down’s syndrome puts people at much higher risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, the genetic rearrangement that causes Down’s syndrome is one of the greatest genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s. Sadly, everyone with Down’s syndrome will have developed the characteristic plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s in […]
After our dad was diagnosed in 2015 with Alzheimer’s disease we both struggled to find a positive outlet and we felt powerless against the disease that had taken a hold of dad. We know that it’s too late to stop Dad’s Alzheimer’s and that our focus needs to be on his care and to support […]
Mike Curtis ran the Everest Marathon in May 2017 with his partner Christine, in honour of his father Lance who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. He describes the difficult but incredible challenge.
I was about 14 when my dad Ray was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. He was only 52. I couldn’t really get my head around what was to come at the time. He was told in the prime of his life, with a mind that still worked almost perfectly, that slowly he was going to lose […]
This year’s Father’s Day will be Alison’s first without her dad John. He sadly died from vascular dementia after being diagnosed in 2007 at the age of 71. She decided to write a blog for Alzheimer’s Research UK, to share her experience with others and encourage donations to vital research this Sunday.
This blog is cross-post with The Huffington Post. On 6 May, 17-year old Harry Gardner pulled on the heart strings of the TV-watching British public when the shy teenager took his seat at a piano on the Britain’s Got Talent stage and delivered a song he’d penned about his nan, Maureen. The tribute highlighted how […]
Over 2017 Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter Laura Brown will be taking on the European Championships Triathlon, the City to Summit endurance race over Ben Nevis in 20 hours, followed by a trek to Everest Base Camp in November. Laura tells us why she puts herself through her gruelling training, and why she’s fundraising for Alzheimer’s […]