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Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Digital Team run the corporate site, the charity’s social media channels and dementiablog.org. They specialise in telling the story of our scientists, their research and of our supporters, who raise awareness and money for dementia research.

Our brilliant dads

All this week in the run up to Father’s Day we’ve be sharing our supporters’ pictures and memories of their dads.

Happy birthday dementiablog

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 Cup 2014: A look at the stats

Like it or not, the World Cup is back, and for the next four weeks, you’ll be hard pressed to avoid it. Prime time TV slots will be consumed by games, interviews and analysis. Local supermarkets will try and tempt you into decorating your car with mini flags of St George and in some cases, […]

Why we made FaceDementia

Like many other charities, we’ve developed a strong social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Storify… the list goes on as social media technologies develop. But we wanted to harness the power of Facebook to illustrate some of the symptoms experienced by the 820,000 people in the UK affected by dementia. Your Facebook family […]

Fantastic fundraisers

We love to receive inspiring photos from our fantastic supporters as they raise funds to help us defeat dementia. So we’ve looked through our Facebook and Twitter accounts and selected a few of our favourites to share with you. Don’t forget, if you’d like to find out more about taking on your own fundraising challenge, […]

Dementia affects young people too

My granddad died from Alzheimer’s disease when I was a teenager. Like many younger people with a loved one with dementia, I had little idea exactly what was going on. Although it was obvious that something wasn’t right, the only real glimpses I had in the early days were the occasional incidents of odd behaviour. […]

Keeping Mum

James Murray-White’s film ‘Keeping Mum’ is a touching account of his mother; starting from the point of her dementia diagnosis, looking at their daily struggles and the strength of their relationship. The film was shown as part of the recent Exploring Dementia Through Film event in Cambridge, where eight filmmakers showcased their short films on dementia, […]

All about dementia – Audio slideshows

To coincide with the G8 Dementia Summit day in London, we have produced three narrated slideshows to provide a background to the important talks happening inside Lancaster House. In the first, we look at the history of dementia and research, from its discovery to where we find ourselves today. In the second, we present some […]

Dementiablog.org competition – The winner is…

Many of you reading this post will be well aware that to celebrate the launch of this blog we have been running a competition to win an exclusive prize. Since 2008, Sir Terry Pratchett has been banging the drum for an increase in funding for dementia research. We were thrilled and privileged to have Sir […]