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World Alzheimer’s Day: Accelerating Progress with Race Against Dementia Teams


Hear what people affected by dementia have to say about Race Against Dementia
The stopwatch is ticking. The race is on

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

This World Alzheimer’s Day, get ready to witness the same level of drive and innovation seen on the F1 tracks being steered towards Alzheimer’s and dementia research with Race Against Dementia Teams.

Race Against Dementia is championing a groundbreaking approach to tackling dementia, injecting the culture and drive of F1 into our mission to find a cure for dementia.

Currently, Race Against Dementia is fundraising to launch a new project – Race Against Dementia Teams in partnership with Rosetrees Trust. We want to back groups of dementia researchers with a shared ambition to achieve a breakthrough, offering a £750k grant to each Team. We will train teams of dementia scientists in an F1 approach to accelerate their research. 

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Drive a real and immediate change

“We want people who are great communicators, who think outside the box and are keen to change the culture of the way that research is conducted within the labs. So, looking at the Formula 1 type approach, looking at how to create a team that communicates really well and that will drive a real and immediate change, which is absolutely urgent right now when we look at the numbers of people being diagnosed with dementia.” ~ Ann Berger, Chief Executive, Rosetrees Trust

By encouraging researchers to work together closely and efficiently like an F1 team, Race Against Dementia hopes to speed up progress and quickly turn ideas into real solutions.

There is a deep commitment to work hard and never give up, always moving forward with the aim to finally beat dementia. Just like in F1 racing where every second is important, in this fight against dementia, every step forward counts.

On World Alzheimer’s Day, we ask you to please support Race Against Dementia Teams to help make an impact on this global issue and fast-track a cure for dementia.

There are three easy ways to show your support:

  1. Help fund a research team: Sponsor a team in your name or through your business.
  2. Support Sir Jackie Stewart’s Team: Donate to Sir Jackie Stewart’s Team.
  3. Spread the Word: Tell people about our mission to raise awareness and encourage others to join in.

Learn more about Race Against Dementia Teams and discover the Alzheimer’s research being carried out by our Race Against Dementia Fellows.

There are lots of ways you can support us. In doing so, you can make a huge difference to research, join the race today.

Help us in the race against dementia

Raise money for much needed research and help us to beat dementia by joining the Race.


Dementia impacts memory, thinking and behaviour and includes several types of cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia.


The Race Against Dementia Fellowship Programme funds and supports the world’s most promising scientific talent. We back promising research projects that will accelerate progress towards a cure and treatment.


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