Take on dementia, your way

Sign up to the TakeOn12 challenge and you'll be doing 12 hours of running, walking, swimming or cycling to help raise funds for vital dementia research and care. You can split your 12 hours however you like: all in one go or bite-size chunks? Make your 12 hours count today.

12 hours for 12 hours

Dementia is set to become the biggest killer. Every 12 hours, 240 people will develop dementia. Your 12 hour challenge can have a big impact, so make your hours count by raising as much as possible for Alzheimer's Society.

£150 Could run our online community Talking Point for 12 hours, giving people with dementia, their carers, family and friends support 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

£252 Could provide someone with a dementia diagnosis with 12 hours of practical and emotional support in their own home from a Dementia Support Worker.

£514 Could enable crucial research into the cause, care, cure and prevention of dementia by funding a post-doctoral Junior Fellow for 12 hours.

Sign up to TakeOn12 today and set up your fundraising page. Link your tracking device, such as FitBit, MapMyFitness or Strava, to show how many hours you’ve completed – here’s how. Don’t worry, if you prefer to add your time manually, you can do that too! Share your page with friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to sponsor you and follow your TakeOn12 challenge.

Alzheimer’s Society and dementia

20 people develop dementia every hour. By 2021, one million will be living with it. Dementia doesn’t discriminate, it hits families hard and currently there’s no cure. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia. Wherever they are, whatever they’re going through.

As the UK’s leading dementia charity, we work tirelessly to improve treatment and support. We’re creating a more dementia-friendly society so that people with dementia can live free of fear and prejudice. Through our ground-breaking research, we can and we will find a cure. Let’s take on dementia, together. Unite with us to fight dementia. And win.