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#ShareTheOrange – change the conversation

Tim Parry

A few days before I wrote this blog, I was in the supermarket trying not to eavesdrop on two lads chatting ahead of me in the queue, but finding it hard to resist. One was telling the other about a mate at work who was doing this “nuts fundraising challenge where he’s running, like, two […]

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Why Santa Forgot means so much to me

Stephen Fry

Last year, Alzheimer’s Research UK asked me to tell a thought-provoking story imagining a world where Santa was affected by dementia. In the year since Santa Forgot first launched, over 200,000 more people in the UK have developed the condition and they’re surrounded by families that may be struggling to cope this Christmas. Many of […]

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Why we made The Trouble with Dad…

David Baddiel

The documentary The Trouble with Dad that I’ve made with my brother Ivor and SunDog Productions stars…my dad. That seems clear to me, when I watch it. The star of this film is Colin Brian Baddiel. My dad is the star of the film not just in the sense that it’s about him, and tells […]

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A Walk Through Dementia

Tim Parry

As one of the world’s leading dementia charities, we take serious our role of communicating the impact of dementia on society, on families and, of course, the individual. While our scientists have a battle on their hands finding new ways to fight the disease processes behind dementia, there’s another battle to win in moving the […]

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The future of dementia is orange

Hilary Evans

Hopefully you’ve had the chance to take a look at our thought-provoking new campaign film #sharetheorange featuring ARUK supporter Christopher Eccleston. Why have we taken this unusual approach to communication? And what’s with the orange? There’s a simple answer to the first question: if there’s one health issue that would benefit from different way of […]

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Pogo sticks, trial results and ‘transmissible Alzheimer’s’ – top 10 headlines from 2015

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Research UK press team, with dementia seemingly never far from the headlines. We work hard to make sure dementia research and our amazing fundraisers and supporters get the attention they deserve in the media, as well as providing expert comment on scientific developments from around the […]

Inspiring a fightback

Hilary Evans

There appears to be a conflict in the midst of how society currently views dementia. On the one hand, surveys tell us that we fear dementia more than any other condition and that we believe it to be one of our greatest medical challenges. This suggests there is already an awareness of the just how […]

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