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When will there be new Alzheimer’s treatments?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

We desperately need new treatments for Alzheimer’s. While current treatments can help people with symptoms, over 100 years of research hasn’t given us a treatment that can stop this devastating disease. But we are getting closer, with more treatments than ever before in development. Targeting the disease process Understanding the processes in the brain that […]

Keeping Mum

James OdellOliver EnglishThomas ChiversPaul Stebbings

James Murray-White’s film ‘Keeping Mum’ is a touching account of his mother; starting from the point of her dementia diagnosis, looking at their daily struggles and the strength of their relationship. The film was shown as part of the recent Exploring Dementia Through Film event in Cambridge, where eight filmmakers showcased their short films on dementia, […]

A joke a day

Simon Gibson

I recommended a book to my daughter, pointing out that it was a real page turner. Her response? ‘Dad, I know how books work!’ Since 1 January this year I have been posting a joke a day on my personal Facebook account. I started this for fun, and to (hopefully) entertain friends. It became a […]

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Back a Boffin!

Tim Parry

Last night, in a post-G8 interview on the One Show, David Cameron told us to “back a boffin”. Well, that was the gist in any case. The Prime Minster was reflecting on an extraordinary week for dementia that revolved around the G8 Dementia Summit on Wednesday. Cameron said that “the most important thing is to […]

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Russell Grant: dementia research is our best hope

Russell Grant

This Christmas won’t be like it used to be because I won’t share it with my darling grandmother. My nanny Alice had Alzheimer’s back in the 1980s and 90s and without her Christmas will never be the same again. I miss her desperately. It’s been nearly 20 years since Nan passed away, but sadly I […]

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A chance not to be missed

Katy Riddick

This week in London marks a pivotal moment in dementia research; it will either be considered a time of historical significance when global interests align under a banner of defeating dementia, or an instance in which a global health crisis was only superficially addressed by the world’s largest economies. The G8 Dementia Summit Heads of […]