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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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BBC Lifeline: On location

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

Have you ever wondered what goes in to making a television charity appeal? I have recently had the privilege of finding out as in the last few weeks I have been working on Alzheimer’s Research UK’s BBC Lifeline Appeal, which airs on BBC 1 today (Sunday 16 November) at 4pm, and is presented by the […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

Welcome to a year at Alzheimer’s Research UK: a year that saw us become the Charity Times’ Charity of the year; a year when we have again broken records for fundraising and research investment; and a year where our scientists have made critical new discoveries on the path to defeating dementia. Below are some of […]

Arthur Smith. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Oh Hazel

Arthur Smith

About 20 minutes into Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen (Volume 2) I speak a poem I have written that drastically shifts the mood of the show. Tonbridge, Kent Pulling up late after the party, they see her, their neighbour, standing in the street. She is looking, she says, for a lift to London. She needs […]

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Russell Grant: dementia research is our best hope

Russell Grant

This Christmas won’t be like it used to be because I won’t share it with my darling grandmother. My nanny Alice had Alzheimer’s back in the 1980s and 90s and without her Christmas will never be the same again. I miss her desperately. It’s been nearly 20 years since Nan passed away, but sadly I […]

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Raising money through fun

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

As a former journalist I’ve had some pretty exciting days at work, but nothing could have prepared me for the spectacle that is the ICAP Charity Day. Walking through the doors to ICAP’s London headquarters early on Tuesday morning, instead of rubbing shoulders with stressed brokers dressed in pin-stripe suits I entered a scene I […]

Union J Competition – have you won?

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

Today I have the pleasure of revealing the winner of our recent competition to win a book personally signed by chart-toppers Union J – with a little help from one of the group. We ran the competition to coincide with the publication of a blog post written by band member and charity supporter JJ Hamblett. […]

The smallest of clues

Sarah Moore-Fitzgerald

My father’s dementia began, as dementia often does, with the smallest of clues. He would forget where he parked his car, miss a lunch date or walk out of the house without his keys. Of course, the problem with these innocuous little slips is that these are the kinds of things that can happen to […]

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