Registered Charity No: 1077089 (England & Wales), SC042474 (Scotland).
Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK, and with no treatments to slow, stop or cure it, no one has yet survived the condition. Alzheimer’s Research UK is committed to changing that.
We are the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make these breakthroughs possible.
Over the past century, mankind has achieved incredible feats of science, engineering and medicine. Research has meant that diseases that were once incurable are no longer a death sentence, such as polio and HIV, and our scientists are working hard every day to make the same progress for people with dementia. Scientists are already making life-changing discoveries and through medical research we will deliver preventions and treatments that keep people connected to their families, their world and themselves for longer.
We’re focusing our energies in four key areas of action: understanding the diseases that cause dementia; diagnosing people earlier and more accurately; reducing risk; and treating dementia effectively.
Gifts in Wills are vital to ensuring we achieve these breakthroughs. These generous gifts fund one in three of our groundbreaking research projects, driving us closer to breakthroughs in preventing, treating and ultimately curing dementia. A gift in your Will costs nothing in your lifetime, but will help protect our children, grandchildren and future generations from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.