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Defeat dementia with a gift in your Will

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading research charity aiming to defeat dementia.

Dementia is the leading cause of death in Great Britain, with one in three of today’s children predicted to develop the condition in their lifetime.

Symptoms of dementia usually include gradual loss of memory and communication skills and a decline in the ability to think and reason clearly. Sadly, dementia ultimately takes everything away from someone, until they need round-the-clock care.

Although many people believe dementia is an inevitable part of getting older, it isn’t. Dementia is caused by complex brain diseases, with Alzheimer’s being the most common; other diseases that cause dementia include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia.

There are treatments that can help with the symptoms for a short amount of time, but they do not slow the progression of the diseases that cause dementia, and there is currently no cure.

We believe that, through pioneering research, we will live in a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

Alzheimers Research – London Labs

A third of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s research is funded by gifts in Wills

Gifts in Wills are crucial to ensure we achieve this vision. They fund one in three of our life-changing research projects, driving us closer to breakthroughs in preventing, treating and ultimately curing dementia. A gift in your Will is a gift to the future, accelerating tomorrow’s vital breakthroughs to protect our children, grandchildren and future generations from the heartbreak of dementia.

In recent years, thanks to generous supporters who left a gift in their Will, our researchers have highlighted the dangers of anti-psychotic drugs for people with dementia, discovered new genes linked to frontotemporal dementia, and found that drugs targeting the immune system could hold promise for those with Alzheimer’s.

Planning for the future couldn’t be simpler

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we have partnered with organisations to make writing a Will as simple and inexpensive as possible for our supporters.

Through our partnership with The National Free Wills Network, anyone over the age of 55 can create a simple or mirror Will for free with an experienced local solicitor. We are also members of The Goodwill Partnership, which offers a home visit service. For more information about these services, please get in touch or visit our website.

We always suggest using a qualified and Law Society accredited solicitor to make or update your Will, or to seek advice surrounding other considerations, such as Powers of Attorney or planning for care. We have a regional list of Law Society accredited solicitors available on our website. All of these solicitors have experience of working with people affected by dementia.

With your help, we can accelerate future research progress and work towards our mission of bringing about the first life-changing dementia treatment.

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Contact our Gifts in Wills team

If you would like to learn more about the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK, or to request our guide to making or amending your Will, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the details below.  

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01223 896606

Website: www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

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