I believe research will change the future. But to accelerate progress towards life-changing treatments, we must also change the conversation about dementia. Last year, we asked thousands of people across the UK about their understanding of dementia. Our Dementia Attitudes Monitor revealed that one in five UK adults still think that dementia is a normal […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK has 11 regional fundraising officers all dedicated to supporting and managing our network of volunteers in roles from fundraising group members, community speakers, to collection crew members and media volunteers. This International Volunteer Managers’ Day (5 November) we speak to Kyle Lockhart, Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland, to find out his experience […]
This March saw 650 top dementia researchers attend the Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Conference. Delegates travelled from across the country and beyond to London to present their findings and gain insight into the cutting-edge science paving the way for new dementia treatments. A highlight of the conference, in which so much was covered, was a […]
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 […]
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.
Dr Carol Routledge has recently joined Alzheimer’s Research UK as our new Director of Research. What experience does she bring to the charity and what does she see in the future for Alzheimer’s Research UK? We caught up with Carol as she begins her new role.
Dr David Reynolds joins Alzheimer’s Research UK in June as our new Chief Scientific Officer. What experience does David bring to the charity and how does he view the task ahead? We spoke to David as he takes up his new role. It was an unusual and slightly macabre moment of inspiration as a schoolboy […]
It’s a common misconception that dementia is all about Alzheimer’s and that it’s all about memory loss. Alzheimer’s may be the most common cause of dementia and memory loss one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s but it’s nowhere near the whole picture of dementia. Here at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in the […]
This week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched its first ever month long national dementia awareness campaign featuring a prime-time advertisement on national TV and cinemas across the UK. They’ve cleverly blended a mix of archive news footage from various sources and created something unique and attention-grabbing. Have you seen it yet? If not then please take […]
Over the last year we’ve been talking to people with dementia and our supporters about the impact of dementia. A word we frequently heard from affected families was “powerlessness”. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias take so much from people, shattering lives. But at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we know that pioneering research is our best hope […]