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The nurses who battle dementia

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphMarcus BarberVicky Naylor

As a new staff member at Alzheimer’s Research UK I needed to learn as much as possible about dementia and the people we’re working to support. I quickly learned that Alzheimer’s Research UK’s headquarters are extremely dedicated to defeating dementia, but it’s always important to remember why this is our mission. I met with three […]

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BBC Lifeline: On location

Sue ArmstrongLloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisLouise Martin

Have you ever wondered what goes in to making a television charity appeal? I have recently had the privilege of finding out as in the last few weeks I have been working on Alzheimer’s Research UK’s BBC Lifeline Appeal, which airs on BBC 1 today (Sunday 16 November) at 4pm, and is presented by the […]

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Windows into Alzheimer’s: How scientists are revealing the brain’s inner workings

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisEmma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

One, rather literal, barrier to dementia research is the human skull. Not being able to directly observe the brain has meant that scientists have had to develop ingenious ways to visualise what is going on in the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s. We call this field of study neuroimaging. Earliest Research Over 100 years ago […]

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Dementias Research Platform UK:  The Medical Research Council’s new plan to tackle dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisEmma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

The Royal Society is housed just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square. Its walls are lined with portraits of famous scientists throughout history, from Isaac Newton through to Dorothy Hodgkin, crystallography champion and Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web. This was certainly an inspiring setting for the launch of the Medical Research Council’s […]

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