Action Plan

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the world’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

Alzheimer’s Research UK will lobby government to double the number of dementia researchers and people participating in dementia research by 2025.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will achieve this through a continued programme of engagement with parliamentarians and other key stakeholders, through both ARUK’s Policy and Public Affairs team and our network of dedicated campaigners and supporters. We will also continue our involvement in Join Dementia Research, and will call on the government to support the integration of JDR into the fabric of the health system.

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

Alzheimer’s Research UK will continue to confront misconceptions about dementia across society.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

We will challenge the belief that dementia is an inevitable part of ageing by providing high quality, free, health information and through awareness campaigns that get people talking about dementia and challenge the status quo in a way that cannot be ignored.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

Diagnosis will be one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s goals under our mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

We will lobby government to prepare the healthcare sector to detect dementia 10-15 years earlier than today, and to prepare now for a cost-effective treatment for dementia so people can benefit from it as soon as possible. In partnership with other medical research charities, we will work to ensure the long-term affordability of new treatments for patients, the public and the NHS.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.