About Us

Defying Dementia is a community supported campaign designed to change the world that we live in and make a real difference to people's lives, by tackling the big threat that is presented by brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Motor Neurone Disease.

There are currently no drugs available that cure these diseases, none that prevent them, and only a small number that can delay their advance, depending when in the course of the disease they are taken.

Defying Dementia was founded in order to progress a promising Alzheimer's drug (developed by Professor David Allsop and his team) into human clinical trials in November 2014. We have been conducting important pre-clinical trials on this treatment thanks to the money that has been donated through the Defying Dementia campaign. We hope that our drug will be able to progress into human clinical trials very soon.

We also fundraise for other research projects into different neurodegenerative diseases.

With an ageing population, more families are going to face the heartbreak caused by these diseases that destroy memory, personality and movement.

(Pictured right: Councillor Lucy Atkinson, Clinical Scientist Dr Penny Foulds, Lancaster University fundraiser for Defying Dementia Laura Slater, local singer Bexi Owen and councillor Margaret Pattison at the Defying Dementia sponsored walk in November 2015)