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Sole Of Sci-Fi

The ‘Sole Of Sci-Fi’ challenge is a tough one. Dave Golder is raising funds by being photographed in 365 sci-fi themed trainers every day this year.

In the news: Sports, head injury and dementia

This week has seen several reports in the news about concussion in sport and dementia. Dr Laura Phipps looks at the scientific evidence behind the risks.

What’s £20 worth these days?

£20 can fund one hour of dementia research. Another 60 minutes that can be added to the battle against dementia.

The art of dementia

We asked students at Cambridge Regional College to interpret what a neuron looks like under a microscope for a series of artworks in our office.

The five things my mum’s dementia has taught me

Jade Rolph blogs about her mum’s dementia, and the five important lessons in life it has taught her.

From heart-break to heart-warming

I may work in an office, but thanks to events like the Alzheimer’s Show I do get the chance to meet amazing people – the scientists who are committed to finding the answers, and most importantly, the people we are working for.

Past, present and future

It’s been another record-breaking year for us at Alzheimer’s Research UK.

What will they think of next?

It just goes to show:  even if you can’t work technology – technology can still work for you.

Defeating dementia forever(est)

Supporter Laura Hughes wanted to set herself a challenge to raise funds for dementia research; she certainly got one – trekking to the peak of Everest.

Why we made FaceDementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK have developed FaceDementia, an insight into the symptoms of dementia via your Facebook profile. James Odell blogs about the thinking behind the experience and the research we undertook as part of the development.

Marked differences

Helen’s mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 15 years ago, and as her dad has now received a diagnosis of vascular dementia, she has seen very different effects taking hold.

A group of children sat in a garden

10,000 times smaller than a pinhead

Dr Claire Michel from Cambridge University blogs about her Alzheimer’s Research UK funded project, using their ‘super-resolution’ laser microscope.

Day trip

Our anonymous blogger talks about his Dad with Alzheimer’s.

Mum and Me

Sue Bourne’s blogs about her film ‘Mum and Me’, a tender film about her mother’s dementia and how the family coped by living in the moment.

Marathon stories

We’ve some of our top photographs from yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon, with all of our heroes from TEAM ARUK (our 64 runners taking part) and the army of cheer squad members to help them along the way.

Good luck to all our TEAM ARUK runners

We’ve a good luck message for our fantastic Alzheimer’s Research UK runners at the Virgin Money London Marathon runners on 13 April 2014.

Lost Chord

Music can often be the key. It can reach into the very soul and unlock the door that dementia has pulled shut for some. The person can come out of themselves, raising self-esteem and improving quality of life. The joy and release music can sometimes give is immeasurable.

Walking amongst giants

As a champion for Alzheimer’s Research UK, I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend their annual conference last week amidst the dreaming spires of Oxford.

Every promising research project counts

We needed to buy a little time until we could secure more funding. So I applied for an Emergency Support Grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Reading beyond the headlines: research in the news

It may not be tomorrow, but I look forward to the day soon when we can comment on a real breakthrough treatment – one that can truly make a difference.

Does anyone know where I can find a purple wetsuit?

Our Direct Marketing Officer Marissa takes the plunge for the Great East Swim to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

This cruel condition

Words cannot begin to describe the heartbreak of seeing a vacant expression etched across the face of a person once so full of vibrancy as they struggle to fathom out what is going on or why they feel in such a strange state of confusion.

Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything

Dementia is something which has in all sorts of ways skewed our sense of priorities as a society and warped our vision not only of what is morally right but of what is financially sensible.

A Closer Look at the Role of a G8 Envoy

We look at the role challenges ahead for the G8 Dementia Envoy, Dr Dennis Gillings.

Science is golden

Alzheimer’s Research UK had a double win this week at the AMRC Science Communications Awards 2014 for The Lab.