Supporter news

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

So many people across the country are raising money and awareness for our vital research – running, walking, cycling, climbing mountains, holding quiz nights, sharing their personal stories or making the decision to leave a gift in their Will. Everyone’s help makes a huge difference and we aim to get their stories on news pages, on the airwaves and on TV screens – spreading the word far and wide.

Support us with Santa

We have been overwhelmed by the brilliant response we’ve had to our Christmas campaign, Santa Forgot. Thank you to everyone who has watched and shared the animation so far. We’ve been particularly touched by the messages from those of you who have been directly affected by dementia. This beautiful animation, narrated by Stephen Fry, imagines […]

International Volunteer Day

This International Volunteer Day, we want to introduce you to James Hems. He is one of our valuable Alzheimer’s Research UK volunteers, helping us in our mission to defeat dementia. We couldn’t power all our fantastic research without generous individuals all over the country who dedicate time to volunteering. We asked James a few questions […]

What can £20 do?

The only way to beat dementia is with research. The more we can find out about the condition, the more likely we are to be able to develop a treatment to help the millions of people affected by it. Alzheimer’s Research UK powers world class studies into dementia research, focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments. […]

Running Down Dementia

If you’re looking to get fit this summer, there’s no better motivation than Alzheimer’s Research UK’s latest challenge, Running Down Dementia. Launched in collaboration with parkrun, which offers free timed 5km runs across the country every weekend, Running Down Dementia challenges participants to run 100km over the summer and raise £100 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. […]

Pogo sticks, trial results and ‘transmissible Alzheimer’s’ – top 10 headlines from 2015

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Research UK press team, with dementia seemingly never far from the headlines. We work hard to make sure dementia research and our amazing fundraisers and supporters get the attention they deserve in the media, as well as providing expert comment on scientific developments from around the […]

10 things we take for granted that people with dementia forget

1. Recognising your nearest and dearest Looking through precious photo albums reminds us of our past, but imagine not being able to recognise your friends and family staring back at you. That’s the tragic prospect facing people with dementia. 2. Your favourite foods Whether it’s a home-cooked roast dinner or a simple bar of chocolate, […]

BBC Lifeline: On location

Have you ever wondered what goes in to making a television charity appeal? I have recently had the privilege of finding out as in the last few weeks I have been working on Alzheimer’s Research UK’s BBC Lifeline Appeal, which airs on BBC 1 today (Sunday 16 November) at 4pm, and is presented by the […]

Supporters’ Day success

People came from all over the country to join us in London on Saturday 20 September for our Supporters’ Day – including surprise guest Russell Grant! Yes, West End entertainer and former Strictly star Russell took to the stage at the end of the day. He spoke passionately about his support for the charity and […]

The art of dementia

Regular readers of our blog will know that we moved offices last year. While our new headquarters on Granta Park has given us the space we needed to continue in our role as the UK’s leading dementia research charity, we wanted to add a splash of colour to our new home in the form of […]

Past, present and future

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 […]