What is Defying Dementia?

Defying Dementia was founded in 2015 by Dr Penny Foulds, in order to progress a promising Alzheimer’s drug (developed by Professor David Allsop and his team) into human clinical trials.

They have been conducting important pre-clinical experiments on this treatment, thanks to the money that has been donated through the Defying Dementia campaign. They hope that their drug will be able to progress into human clinical trials very soon.

The campaign has now expanded to include regular events for the community such as The Bay Dementia Hub, Freshers Young Onset Cafes, sponsored walks, lectures and the Defying Dementia Fundraising and Community Shop at 50 Church St, Lancaster.

This powerful video explains why our Alzheimer’s drug MUST be developed. Please look below to find out more about the campaign and the fantastic work that it is doing.

Throughout the year Defying Dementia host a variety of events ranging from public lectures to gala dinners and sponsored walks. Many of these events are organised by our fantastic volunteers who play a vital role in helping our campaign to grow across the community.

Please keep checking the Defying Dementia page for any event news and information.

Get Involved

There are many ways you can donate to Defying Dementia. Firstly, you can choose to make a single donation on their secure online form, or alternatively make a regular donation by Direct Debit.

To follow updates from their campaign and receive information about upcoming events, please follow their social media channels.

We also sent out an email newsletter to their supporters every few months, if you would like to subscribe to this, please email friends@lancaster.ac.uk