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Happy birthday dementiablog

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Today is the the first anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Blog site. In that time it has become the place to find out the latest views on the impact and science of dementia. Big names What a year it has been; we’ve had guest blogs from: SirTerry Pratchett Seth Rogen Blogger and Twitter campaigner Nicky Clark Comedian […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Will you commit to defeat dementia? 21 September marks World Alzheimer’s Day, the perfect time to reflect on how far we’ve come in our battle to defeat dementia – and also what we still need to achieve. Your generous support funds the best scientific research and, though you may not realise, it also inspires us. […]

Past, present and future

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

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 […]

Does anyone know where I can find a purple wetsuit?

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

One of the best things about my job is putting together Alzheimer’s Research UK’s newsletter think. I get to hear about all the amazing things our fundraisers are doing to defeat dementia – everything from throwing themselves out of planes to knitting scarves while running marathons. It’s seriously inspiring stuff. So, in a fit of […]

Science is golden

Tim Parry

For over twenty years at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we’ve built our reputation around funding the very best ideas in dementia research, from discovery science to clinical application. But our remit doesn’t stop there. We also play a role in helping our supporters and the public understand dementia and to communicate the progress of research towards […]

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Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

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 […]

Get volunteering: get cheering!

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Waking up early on a bright Sunday morning I was eager to attend my first big race. Not being a runner myself, the prospect of being part of a cheering squad from the safety of the side-lines is much more exciting (and a lot less exhausting). Well equipped with Alzheimer’s Research UK branded goodies, donning […]

Painting the town purple

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Here at Alzheimer’s Research UK we love the colour purple. It’s our primary colour, it’s eye-catching and some spiritualists believe that surrounding yourself in the colour purple brings peace of mind. So, what better reason to hold a purple party? Get your friends, family and colleagues to dress purple, eat purple and drink purple to […]

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What to expect from the next five years of dementia research

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Yesterday, our Director of Research Dr Eric Karran spoke about his hopes for the development of new Alzheimer’s treatments, saying that he is ‘more encouraged for the future now, than he has ever been’. This rallying call comes only a few days before the G8 dementia summit takes place in London. The G8 event will […]

A picture speaks a thousand words

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

Ask a photographer what comment they hear the most and you can pretty much guarantee it’s ‘I hate having my photo taken’. Obviously Mario Testino doesn’t have such problems when he’s shooting Kate Moss for Vogue or a picture-perfect portrait of the royal family, but move away from the celebrity world and getting people to […]