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.

Between September 2017 and March 2018, thanks to our generous supporters, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s income reached £18.2m. This enabled us to commit £15.5m to our charitable activities, of which £13.1m was committed to fund pioneering research.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who chose to support us. Your donations, however large or small, are taking us further towards our mission of bringing about the first life-changing treatment for dementia.

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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

Between September 2017 and March 2018, our income reached £18.2 million, including £17.3m from voluntary donations. Thanks to our supporters, we’ve been able to make important progress and power vital dementia research.

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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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We would like to thank every one of the thousands of people across the country who have supported us in 2017/18. Your donations, however big or small, are driving research that will transform the lives of people with dementia.

Thank you for helping
making breakthroughs possible.