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Alzheimer's Research UK
Ray & Mariel

Film & Campaign Description

Our Connections film series features supporters and family members living with dementia, highlighting the ways in which the condition affects people’s connections with their loved ones and the wider world.

We're proud to share the latest film in our Connections series with Mariel and her dad, Ray, who was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease at just 52 years old. This moving film showcases how Mariel and her family have tried to keep Ray connected to the world around him, even as he lost the ability to communicate with them. 

Alzheimer's Research UK

Without effective treatments, one in three children born today will die with dementia. Today, there are no dementia survivors but research can change this.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.