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Race the Tide

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we’re getting really excited about Race the Tide, our challenging 100km hike to the Holy Island in September 2016. It’s going to be a really tough 30 hour non-stop hike through the Northumbrian countryside, and it’s all to defeat dementia. We’re hoping that 200 of our supporters will be brave enough […]

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Expert running tips from our marathon Q&A

Martin Yelling

With the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 just over a week away, we asked top running coach and expert Martin Yelling to host a Facebook Marathon Q&A with our #TeamARUK runners: We’ve summarised them in this blog from Martin to answer all your burning questions: Q: Would you recommend buying a new pair of trainers […]

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Raising awareness of young-onset dementia at the House of Lords

Jill Walton

Written by Jill Walton and Tim Shakespeare Today we’ll be visiting the House of Lords to raise awareness of young-onset dementia. Along with our colleagues at University College London, we’re very excited to be involved in organising this event and hope to spend a productive afternoon raising awareness that dementia can affect younger people; that […]

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Defeat Dementia

David Mayhew CBE

Five years and £100m to power transformational benefits for people with dementia. Last night at a special Alzheimer’s Research UK reception held at The Gherkin in the City of London, I had the pleasure of announcing the launch of our new campaign, Defeat Dementia. This major five year fundraising and investment drive will seek to […]

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From heart-break to heart-warming

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

We are proud to be Research Charity Partner of this year’s Alzheimer’s Show. Ahead of the event, which takes place at London’s Olympia on Friday 16 May and Saturday 17, Carolyn Causton shares her experience of attending last year’s inaugural Show. An Alzheimer’s “Show”?  Max Pemberton of the Daily Telegraph said ‘An Alzheimer’s show does […]

Past, present and future

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

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 […]

Raising money through fun

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

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 […]