We have set out a clear mission: to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia. Every day our scientists take strides towards this goal – thanks to supporters like you.

More people than ever are joining the fightback against dementia. In 2016/17, our income grew by an incredible 38% to £30.5m – with a staggering 44% increase in donations from people like you.

Support like this means we can continue to invest in the very best science. We were able to put £21.4m towards research, including £7m earmarked for our long-term commitments to the UK Dementia Research Institute. We’re making great inroads, and we couldn’t do any of it without you alongside us.

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You power everything we do

We receive no government funding for our research, so everything we do to fight back against dementia is powered by thousands of dedicated supporters – just like you.

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Our finances

It’s been a record year. In 2016/17 our income rose to £30.5 million, fuelled by a 44% increase in donations, allowing us to power more dementia research than ever before.

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How do we use your donations?

We know how important the way we behave and operate is to you. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • We promise to spend your money wisely, constantly looking at ways to reduce costs and work more efficiently.
  • We promise to fund the best quality science. Every £1 invested in fundraising raises £3 to spend on research and other charitable activities, and we promise to use your donations to fund the very best research.
  • We promise to treat you fairly. We will always be open and honest with you, and act on your wishes about how and when we communicate with you.

For every £1 donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK:

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thank you

We would like to thank every one of the thousands of people across the country who have supported us in 2016/17. Your donations, however big or small, are driving research that will transform the lives of people with dementia.

Thank you for believing in
the power of research.

Click here to see the people and organisations that have made an exceptional contribution to our work this year.