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Keeping up the momentum

Kirsty MaraisKaty RiddickClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily Cook

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we recognise that we aren’t going to defeat dementia on our own. We will need the combined and coordinated effort of a number of different stakeholders, including governments. Therefore, a key strand of activity for the charity is ensuring that dementia research has the support of the UK government. We do […]

Looking to the future

David Mowat MP

I recently attended Alzheimer’s Research UK’s event at the Conservative party conference – “Looking to the future: Innovative approaches in the fight against dementia”. I was impressed with some of the creative ways the charity is raising awareness and highlighting the power of research to defeat dementia. A look at just some of the statistics […]

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New report recommends plan for Government to accelerate access to new medicines at ‘crucial time’ for dementia

Kirsty MaraisKaty RiddickClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily Cook

Today sees the publication of the final report of the Accelerated Access Review, which seeks to accelerate access to all new innovations, including drugs, diagnostics and medical technologies.  The recommendations of this review will be critical in addressing the challenges new dementia treatments are likely to face and will set the scene for access to […]

Drug discovery and the pharmaceutical industry: collaborating for progress

Kirsty MaraisKaty RiddickClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily Cook

Dementia is too big a challenge for one organisation to tackle alone. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, we’re proud to be funding cutting-edge, innovative science, but we’re also continually working to encourage investment across the board. To develop new treatments for dementia, we need a thriving research sector, and the pharmaceutical industry is a […]

Dementia risk reduction – supporting research to develop the evidence base

Kirsty MaraisKaty RiddickClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily Cook

There is increasing recognition that a mixture of genetic, lifestyle and health factors are likely to contribute to whether someone develops dementia at a particular age. The growing evidence base has linked a number of risk factors to dementia, including smoking, lack of exercise, low education, high blood pressure, and diabetes, with some studies now […]

The Higher Education and Research Bill – what this could mean for dementia research

Kirsty MaraisKaty RiddickClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily Cook

Today the Higher Education and Research Bill, which proposes changes to the structures and funding mechanisms for teaching and research in Universities, starts the next stage of its journey towards becoming law as it reaches committee stage in Westminster. So what does the Bill propose, and why does it matter to dementia research? The Bill […]

Brexit and a new Prime Minister – what now for dementia research?

Kirsty MaraisKaty RiddickClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily Cook

It’s been a bumpy few weeks in UK politics, with the EU referendum result triggering a chain of events that started with the resignation of the Prime Minister, and has so far culminated in a new face at the helm of Government and a series of new Cabinet Ministers. The full effects of the UK’s […]