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Dementia Explained – providing dementia information to children

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

This week Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a brand new website, ‘Dementia Explained’, designed to help children better understand dementia. The site brings together a range of resources such as games, story books and videos to help children understand more about the brain and the impact dementia can have on individuals and their families. The […]

Expert running tips from our marathon Q&A

Martin Yelling

With the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 just over a week away, we asked top running coach and expert Martin Yelling to host a Facebook Marathon Q&A with our #TeamARUK runners: We’ve summarised them in this blog from Martin to answer all your burning questions: Q: Would you recommend buying a new pair of trainers […]

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A powerful new look and a renewed commitment

Hilary Evans

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 […]

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On a mission to raise buckets of cash

Lucy Ponder

Late November may not be the best time to be outside all day. But on 20 November, PageGroup donned their fancy dress and winter coats and hit the streets of London to raise money for dementia research. Seventy-five people from their finance and consultancy team came together, in a bid to help a fantastically worthy cause. […]

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A year full of Christmas

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

For us in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Supporter Marketing team, it’s Christmas almost all year round! But it’s worth it because the wonderful thing about Christmas, is that we get so many amazing people buying our cards, entering the raffle, sending us donations and messages of support.  Whether they have helped us by donating images, by […]

Supporters’ Day success

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

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 […]

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Defeat Dementia

David Mayhew CBE

Five years and £100m to power transformational benefits for people with dementia. Last night at a special Alzheimer’s Research UK reception held at The Gherkin in the City of London, I had the pleasure of announcing the launch of our new campaign, Defeat Dementia. This major five year fundraising and investment drive will seek to […]

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Sole Of Sci-Fi

Dave Golder

I have created a monster. The idea seemed simple back in the twilight days of 2013 when I hatched it: I would wear a different pair of trainers every day for the whole of 2014, and get people to sponsor me. Oh yeah, and get them to loan me trainers, too. Because while I had […]

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Get volunteering: get cheering!

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

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 […]