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International Volunteer Day

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

This International Volunteer Day, we want to introduce you to James Hems. He is one of our valuable Alzheimer’s Research UK volunteers, helping us in our mission to defeat dementia. We couldn’t power all our fantastic research without generous individuals all over the country who dedicate time to volunteering. We asked James a few questions […]

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Scientist Focus: Prof Paul Brennan

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Prof Paul Brennan is Head of Chemistry at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute. What does your research focus on? As a medicinal chemist, my research is focused on finding new drugs for dementia. We design and make drug-like molecules and test them in cells that are engineered to behave like brain cells in […]

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A pair of pink slippers for Christmas

Shilpa Saul

Last week, a new Christmas ad premiered. I took notice because a) I love Christmas b) it was conceptualised by an old colleague of mine and therefore filled my Facebook timeline and c) it tackles Alzheimer’s head on. There’s not a single day that goes past when I don’t think about my mother. She was […]

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Life with dementia: my family’s experience

Warren Alexander-Pye

Warren Alexander-Pye My grandmother, Dorothy Pye, succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in her later years.  We saw signs of forgetfulness from her late seventies onwards, but it wasn’t until she was in her early eighties that she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was moved into full time care shortly after that. With Alzheimer’s Research UK now […]

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