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Global action against dementia

Dr Matthew Norton

Download our new report which examines the key statistics and sets out how we will address the challenge ahead. The G8 Dementia Summit in December 2013 was effective at galvanising the international community and promising clear and decisive action to tackle dementia. The Summit saw international leaders launch the ‘Global Action Against Dementia’ initiative with […]

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From heart-break to heart-warming

Yosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

We are proud to be Research Charity Partner of this year’s Alzheimer’s Show. Ahead of the event, which takes place at London’s Olympia on Friday 16 May and Saturday 17, Carolyn Causton shares her experience of attending last year’s inaugural Show. An Alzheimer’s “Show”?  Max Pemberton of the Daily Telegraph said ‘An Alzheimer’s show does […]

Why we made FaceDementia

Yosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

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 […]

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Lost Chord

Helena Muller

Lost Chord is a charity providing therapeutic musical sessions for people with dementia. We work in residential homes and the community at day centres specifically for people in their early stages of dementia. Music can often be the key. It can reach into the very soul and unlock the door that dementia has pulled shut […]

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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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Yosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit 7 March 2014 A family from Magherafelt in County Derry, whose husband and father had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease organised a memorial benefit in his name at the Titanic Belfast, on 7 March 2014. Forget Me Not, The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit, was organised in his memory by his wife Janette […]

Telling the story of dementia

Barney Norris

Over the next two months, my new play Visitors, a story about a family struggling to cope with dementia, will be touring the country. Visitors is a play about many things – it’s a love story, a lament, a window into a rural world – but it’s also an attempt to start conversations about the challenges faced by people […]

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