Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK

Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

Address: 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abington
Postcode: CB21 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

We are the UK’s leading research charity aiming to defeat dementia. We power world class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner.

Our pioneering work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure. We are energising a movement across society to support, fund and take part in dementia research

As research experts, we specialise in funding world-class, pioneering projects at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. We believe science and innovation hold the key to defeating dementia and invest in the scientists discovering more about the condition and its causes.

Our mission

We conduct world-class research to prevent, treat and cure dementia. We help people to understand dementia and the progress we are making. We forge partnerships with Government and other key organisations to make dementia research a national priority.


Yvonne and Doron's tweet

Family calls for Sainsbury’s customers to vote Alzheimer’s Research UK

Devoted son Doron Salomon, whose story captured the hearts of the nation when he thanked Sainsbury’s for ‘going above and beyond’ to support his mum following her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is calling on Cambridge residents to vote for Alzheimer's Research UK to become the next Local Charity of the Year at three Sainsbury's stores.

14 June 2018Read in full

Luke Adams and Rhys Holton

Price Bailey ends partnership on a high with over £73k raised for dementia research

East Anglian-based chartered accountants Price Bailey is finishing its partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK on a high after two employees trekked up five volcanoes and pushed the firm’s fundraising total to more than £73,000.

11 June 2018Read in full

Rosemary and John with their children

Whirlwind romance to dementia diagnosis at just 46

When Rosemary Westwell was pregnant with her second daughter, she received a phone call to say that her husband, John, had collapsed on the street.

5 June 2018Read in full

Chris and Terrie Drummond

Cambridge group dedicated to raising funds for dementia research calls for new volunteers

A Cambridgeshire group is appealing for new members to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

31 May 2018Read in full

Alzheimer’s Research UK announces record year fuelled by 44% growth in donations

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has announced record growth in 2016/17 with a total income of £30.5 million, an increase of 38% on the previous year. Growing public support for the Cambridgeshire-based charity’s work saw voluntary donations rise by 44%, 11 times the sector average.

20 March 2018Read in full

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for post-Brexit plan to protect dementia research

Brexit must not delay the development and delivery of the first life-changing treatment for people living with dementia. That was the message Alzheimer’s Research UK had for politicians today during a roundtable hosted by the Exiting the European Union Committee.

18 January 2018Read in full

Son to sail his dad’s handcrafted boat backwards as a symbol of his journey with dementia

Son to sail his dad’s handcrafted boat backwards as a symbol of his journey with dementia

At six years old, Matthew Thomas was taught how to sail by his father, Eric, in a boat he had built in his garage back in 1971. What started out as a hobby turned into a lifelong passion for Matthew, 52, who is the Chief Instructor at Otley Sailing Club – a passion he shared with his dad for many years.

23 August 2017Read in full

Alzheimer’s Research UK gives £730k boost to Cambridge dementia research

Cambridge dementia scientists are set to benefit from nearly three quarters of a million pounds of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

21 September 2015Read in full

Traumatic brain injury linked to build-up of toxic proteins associated with dementia

Research in mice suggests that head injuries may cause problems with waste clearance in the brain, leading to the build-up of toxic proteins associated with dementia. The study has just been published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

4 December 2014Read in full

Diabetes and high blood sugar in midlife linked to cognitive decline in late life

Researchers in the US have found that people who develop diabetes in midlife are more likely to show signs of cognitive decline 20 years later. The study is published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

3 December 2014Read in full

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