FT Appeal for Alzheimer’s research


Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease, affecting nearly 50m people across the world.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is at the forefront of the fight to find a breakthrough for better treatments. Through the FT’s Seasonal Appeal you can support their pioneering work.

A matching scheme for donations up to a total of £300,000 has been generously provided by Goldman Sachs.

(Pictured: Richard Fried, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife, Mary Whitaker)

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