Lancaster University

Defying Dementia Campaign

Fundraising for Defying Dementia at Lancaster University
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We undertake pioneering research to tackle one of the worlds major issues


Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. To find out more about our campaign, please watch our short video (click on the screenshot in the 'Gallery' below). 

Several years ago our scientists, led by Professor David Allsop at Lancaster University, developed a drug that blocks the formation of the 'senile plaques' that are found in the brains of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease/dementia. Our drug blocks these plaques from forming, along with their toxic effect on brain cells. It is highly stable in the body and we know that it also preserves memory!

A North West based Clinical Research organisation (MAC plc) have agreed to progress our treatment towards  human clinical trials, and although this is good news indeed, there are still a lot of experiments that need completing. 

And so, we need to raise funds to ensure that this laboratory work is carried out, and our drug quickly gets to the point where it can be given to people who are experiencing the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. It is estimated that about 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia today, and that number is only going to increase as the population gets older.

This campaign is to raise money which will ultimately get the drug into human clinical trials! 

Prof David Allsop says, "With your help, we will carry on the experiments needed to take our drug closer to the point where it can be used by people with Alzheimer's disease. We are committed to developing this desperately needed drug to help people with dementia, but we need your help to raise the funds needed to get this drug to Phase I Human Clinical Trials and beyond!" 

To find out more about our drug visit our website: 

If you have any queries regarding donating, please contact:

James March on 01524 594109 or email

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About the charity

Defying Dementia is a community-supported campaign aiming make a real difference to people's lives by tackling the big threat that is presented by Alzheimer's disease. Every penny you donate will provide direct support to our research team and will help to make a real difference.

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+ £3,001.67 Gift Aid
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