My auntie passed away last year after living with Alzheimer’s disease for 11 years, this was obviously a really sad time for all of my brothers and sisters (there are nine of them!) but actually, what affected me even more than this, was the profound loss felt by my twin brother Keith who was her […]
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 […]
Today sees the launch of the Financial Times 2017/18 Seasonal Appeal, and we are honoured that Alzheimer’s Research UK has been selected as this year’s chosen charity. Thanks to the generosity of its readers, the FT has raised more than £17m for charitable causes over the past decade. And it’s fitting that this year this […]
This blog is a cross-post with Gates Notes. In every part of the world, people are living longer than they used to. Thanks to scientific advancements, fewer people die young from heart disease, cancer, and infectious diseases. It’s no longer unusual for a person to live well into their 80s and beyond. My dad will […]
I am not a winner. Everybody has a story about how they got into cycling, what it means to them or why they do it. When we find ourselves moved to raise money for a cause, this story becomes a raison d’etre and history becomes motivation. Briefly; this is my story. I am not a […]
Sunday 5 November is International Volunteer Managers Day and here at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we’re celebrating the valuable support our volunteer managers give to all our amazing volunteers who really do make a difference.
Silver Sunday takes place on 1 October this year, the same day as the United Nation’s International Day of Older People. With hundreds of free events and activities across the country already confirmed, this year is set to be the biggest celebration of older people yet. Find out how you can get involved here. What […]
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.
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 […]