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What’s the point of a blood test for Alzheimer’s?

Why would we need to diagnose the disease before those symptoms appeared? The answer lies in the search for new treatments.

Early Access Scheme

The government have announced the intention to fast-track breakthrough drugs to seriously ill patients. Our Head of Policy and Public Affairs comments.


Photographs from Forget-Me-Not, The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit in Belfast on 7 March 2014, which raised funds and awareness of dementia.

Safe Passage

Anne Sherry’s new book Safe Passage is a memoir, which tells the story of a marriage affected by dementia, through poetry and prose.

Duncan’s Day

A charity collection in honour of Norwich City football legend Duncan Forbes, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, raised £6,500 to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

2013 was an amazing year for the Alzheimer’s Research UK charity. Our A-Z of the year gives you some highlights with links through to our Annual Review.

Fantastic fundraisers

We give you a run down of some of the photos from our amazing supporters, fundraising for dementia research.

‘Alzheimer’s sucks’

It is imperative we come together and raise awareness of this horrid disease. It’s not just affecting Americans, it’s a global issue and it must be tackled now by investing more money into research.

Dementia to remain a national priority

It’s been an exciting week for dementia. Like buses, you wait ages for exciting announcements from Government and then three come along at once!

What happens in a dementia laboratory?

Dr Laura Phipps open the doors on dementia research to explain what our scientists are working on in the laboratory.

‘You’re just a bit doolally’: Tackling the stigma of dementia

Dr Matthew Norton, Head of Policy at Alzheimer’s Research UK talks about the cross-charity and parliamentary work on tackling the stigma of dementia

Oh Hazel

Comedian Arthur Smith blogs about his mum Hazel and his reflections on her experiences with dementia.

Small steps

Dr Trisha Macnair blogs about her patients and how physical stimulation and exercise can help, but sometimes in small doses.

Get volunteering: get cheering!

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).

Why I’m running the London Marathon

Kevin Zokay-West tells us why he’s running this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, raising funds for dementia research

Love at first sight

Chris Carling blogs about her Mum and Dad’s enduring love story on Valentine’s Day.

Telling the story of dementia

Visitors, by Barney Norris and the Up In Arms Theatre Company talks about the challenges faced by people living with dementia and their families.

Christmas is for children – and Grandad

Anonymous Blogger talks about Christmas with their dad, and how, this time, it rather passed him by.

Why I love it when supporters complain

Complaints allow me to explain to someone why we do what we do, why we used that picture, why we wrote them that letter, why we have to fundraise to defeat dementia.

New ways of thinking

George Freeman MP blogs about the pioneering new dementia research in the UK, and the new way of thinking required for dementia healthcare.

Finding Dad

He is the same dad that I have known all my 47 years. The dad that has proffered sage advice (usually!) The dad that is so respected in our community. The dad who has ethics and an ethos to be proud of; that Dad.

Cracking the tau challenge

Our scientists are working on four new projects using stem cells to advance research into new treatments aimed at a hallmark dementia protein, tau.

Painting the town purple

Here at Alzheimer’s Research UK we love the colour purple. It’s our primary colour, it’s eye-catching and can be a fantastic fundraising tool!

Skydiving in the name of dementia research

Daredevil Dorothy Parnell, an 84-year-old great-grandmother takes on a charity skydive for dementia research

All that glitters…

How an unusual jewellery donation helped our charity fund vital extra hours of dementia research.