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Read more › News - 3rd March 2021

Cycling Down Dementia in memory of dad

Tony was inspired to take on the Cycling Down Dementia challenge with Alzheimer’s Research UK by his dad, Alf, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018.   What started out as a challenge in honour of Alf, turned into a ride in memory of him after he contracted and died of COVID in January….

Read more › News - 13th January 2021

Find out how you can improve your brain health

How do you think your brain health has fared over the last year?   Polling has shown more than one in 10 adults in the UK (14%) believe their brain health has declined since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Our brains are responsible for everything we think, feel, say and do, so looking…

Read more › News - 21st October 2020

Doing something legendary to support dementia research

Sue Strachan, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2014, is a passionate supporter of dementia research.   Over the last few years, the 64-year-old has done some amazing things to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, including running the Virgin Money London Marathon.   We think Sue is a legend for all her fundraising efforts, but…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2020

Ready, steady, row!

Looking for a new fitness goal with a difference? Time to roll up your sleeves for an oar-some challenge.   This month we are delighted to launch our latest virtual challenge: Rowing for Research, the perfect way to stay fit while raising vital funds for dementia research. Not to mention a great way for you,…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

One click will make a difference today

Back in 2015 we launched #ShareTheOrange to improve the understanding of dementia and research’s potential to overcome it.   This World Alzheimer’s Month, our #ShareTheOrange campaign relaunches, to highlight that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing, to help improve understanding about the condition and give hope through research.   This message has never…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2020

parkrunners raise vital funds for scientists

Now more than ever, dementia researchers need your help to continue working towards a breakthrough and as a community you rallied together to make this happen.   In the midst of the pandemic both new and veteran runners have taken to the streets to stay fit this summer while raising money for dementia research.  …

Read more › News - 28th August 2020

John goes the distance for dementia research

We are always amazed by the lengths our supporters go to in taking on challenges to support life-changing dementia research. And for some people, one challenge is not enough – they keep coming back for more year after year.   One of those supporters is Tees Barrage parkrunner John Hirst. He has raised around £5,500…

Read more › News - 24th August 2020

Walk with us this World Alzheimer’s Month

Are you ready to step up for a new challenge for World Alzheimer’s Month in September? Help us makes strides towards a life-changing treatment for dementia by taking on the ARUK Explorer virtual hiking challenge.   Whether you walk in trainers, walking boots, with walking poles, or with your four-legged friend, by taking on the…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2020

Support dementia research in our online auction

The Alzheimer’s Research UK online auction is now live!   This is your chance to win fantastic prizes such as a Viking Cruises holiday, a selection of luxury wines, a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One factory and much more.   At the same time you will be supporting us, and the…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2020

Running Down Dementia: two months to go!

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual virtual running challenge, Running Down Dementia, is going strong with two months left to… run.   From 1 April until 31 August the challenge is to walk, jog or run 100k, 300k or a distance of your choice, while helping to raise funds for dementia research – funding that is even…

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