Alzheimer’s Research UK

By being part of #TeamARUK at the Edinburgh Kiltwalk you will be helping Alzheimer’s Research UK make strides towards a life-changing treatment for people with dementia.

The charity is proud to be a Pit Stop Partner for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk in September, which takes place during World Alzheimer’s Month.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

Backed by passionate scientists and supporters, Alzheimer’s Research UK is challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

Alzheimer's Research UK have been well represented at this year's Kiltwalks so far.

Alzheimer’s Research UK has invested nearly £7million in research in Scotland, backing around 60 projects. Several of these projects are at the University of Edinburgh, which is a leading centre for dementia research.

Kyle Lockhart, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Fundraising Officer for Scotland, said: “There are around 90,000 people with dementia in Scotland and the condition has a devastating effect on families.

“By taking on the Edinburgh Kiltwalk for Alzheimer’s Research UK you will be powering world-class dementia research projects and helping bring an end to the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.”

Alison Blaikie, who completed the Aberdeen Kiltwalk in June for Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Before Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s I had no idea that there weren’t any treatments to stop this devastating disease in its tracks.

Alison was joined by plenty members of #TeamARUK in Aberdeen

“It came as a shock to learn that it’s an area of research where funds are lacking. It’s made me determined to do everything I can to raise awareness and money to help Alzheimer’s Research UK find the treatments so urgently needed.

“I was very proud to be part of #TeamARUK at the Aberdeen Kiltwalk and raise money for such an important cause. The atmosphere at the event was great and there was a lot of support on the route.”