Alzheimer’s Research UK - September's Featured Cause


Posted on September 1st, 2018 by Nina Chinsky

Alzheimer's research

We’re honoured that Alzheimer’s Research UK has been selected as The Giving Machine’s Cause of the Month for September. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, we’ve made it our mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia. It’s an ambitious goal, but one that we firmly believe is possible, and it’s support from organisations like The Giving Machine that will help us to achieve it.

With no government funding for our research, we rely on donations like these to be able to carry out our vital work. Our fantastic supporters are making possible pioneering research projects that are expanding our understanding about the physical diseases – like Alzheimer’s – that cause dementia, and improving our ability to diagnose, prevent and treat them. With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK alone, and that number expected to rise to a million by 2025, this effort has never been more vital. It’s through research that we can offer real hope to the people whose lives are affected by the condition.

Our work doesn’t stop there: we’re also pushing to keep dementia on the political agenda, campaigning tirelessly for fair funding for dementia research. And we work to build public understanding of dementia, breaking down some of the myths and misperceptions that still pervade society. Through our award-winning campaigns such as #ShareTheOrange, we are helping more people understand that dementia is not an inevitable part of old age, but a condition caused by diseases that could one day be treated.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to The Giving Machine for choosing Alzheimer’s Research UK as their Cause of the Month, and to all those whose donations will help to make this work possible. There are plenty of other ways to support our life-changing research too – from volunteering, to joining our network of Campaigners, or taking on a fundraising challenge. Every day amazing people across the country raise money to power dementia research in every way imaginable, and whether you’re looking to tackle a sporting challenge, hold a Mighty Quiz, or are seeking inspiration, we have lots of ideas to get you started. Every penny raised and donated makes a real difference and helps us move closer to a world where dementia is a thing of the past.


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