We are not linked, sister companies, or part of the same organisation. We are two distinct and different charities that have different goals, missions and visions. Our common link is Dementia and the diseases that cause it.
Alzheimer's Research UK is the United Kingdom's leading dementia research charity, founded in 1992.
We are dedicated to funding scientific studies to find ways to treat, cure or prevent all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. It is our vision to find a cure for dementia by 2025.
As of 2019, Alzheimer's Research UK funds 139 research projects across the UK and internationally, and has committed more than £117 million to dementia research.
We also provide Health information regarding dementia and these are available to read online and order as printed copies.
Alzheimer's Society is a United Kingdom care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers. It operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, while its sister charities Alzheimer Scotland and Alzheimer's Society of Ireland cover Scotland and the Republic of Ireland respectively.
Despite its name, the charity does not exclusively help people with Alzheimer's disease. It's focus is primarily on the care side.
The society's vision is "a world without dementia". Their mission is to demonstrate best practice in dementia care and support, provide the best advice and support to anyone dealing with dementia and influence the state and society to enable those affected by dementia to live as they wish to live.
Our 10-year strategy
Alzheimer's Research UK: Towards a Cure defines the change we want to see for people affected by dementia. And identifies the unique role that we play.