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Behind the headlines: COVID-19 and dementia

Samantha Benham-Hermetz

There have been many stories in the media over the past few months about COVID-19 and dementia. Almost one million people in the UK are living with dementia, and over half of us know someone affected by the condition. It’s understandable that these headlines may be causing even more fear and worry, during an already […]

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Untangling frontotemporal dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there are other diseases that can cause the symptoms of dementia – including frontotemporal dementia (FTD). FTD is a much rarer disease than Alzheimer’s, thought to account for around […]

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You’ll feel tickety-boo with Tikiboo!

Susie Hewer

Have you heard the news about the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Tikiboo? If you’ve no idea who or what ‘Tikiboo’ is, let me tell you. They’re an online activewear shop that produces the most gorgeous and brightly coloured fitness wear! As an avid runner, I had previously been rather staid in my choice […]

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I’m helping Alzheimer’s Research UK from home, and you can too.

Jo Spain

I’m the events manager at Mattioli Woods and we’ve been supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK since 2019. Over the past year, I’ve been so impressed by the huge fundraising efforts I’ve seen take place across all 11 of our branches. But with social fundraising no longer an option, my new working from home environment meant that […]

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