As a parkrunner you know that when committed, like-minded people come together, amazing things can happen. And like you, we at Alzheimer’s Research UK know there’s strength in numbers.
That’s why for our latest appeal we are spreading the word and inviting people to support the most exciting new development in dementia research in a generation.
It’s called the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI for short) and we’re founding funders alongside the Medical Research Council and Alzheimer’s Society.
The UK DRI isn’t a single, physical ‘bricks-and-mortar’ building. It’s a network of hundreds of leading researchers based in universities all over the UK.
Any of the 50 groundbreaking research projects at the UK DRI has the potential to bring about truly life-changing breakthroughs. But they’re not happening in isolation – within the UK DRI network, every project can influence others, with findings being shared to make more advances.
With your support, more researchers can work faster and smarter to find the answers that will unlock effective treatments for dementia to transform the lives of millions of people.
parkrunner Anna Law has seen the importance of research into dementia for herself. Her grandfather died from dementia 15 years ago, and more recently her mother has developed Alzheimer’s disease. Here she explains why she’s supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK not only through running, but also with a gift in her Will: My family…
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