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UK’s biggest dementia research endeavour starts to take shape

Hilary Evans

Today we’re proud to share with you the news that world-renowned Belgian scientist Prof Bart De Strooper will take the helm of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), a multi-centre national Institute being created to transform the landscape of dementia research in this country. It’s been several months since we announced our commitment of £50m […]

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One important myth to overturn another

Hilary Evans

Around 18 months ago, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched its first-ever awareness advertising campaign, with an arresting and urgent film designed to shake society by the lapels in how it thinks about dementia. This is a condition that is hamstrung by decades of sweeping under the carpet; seldom talked-about and frequently misunderstood. In recent years, we […]

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In the news: Aducanumab – new Alzheimer’s trial results announced

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

With 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and this number set to rise to over one million by 2025, urgency is building around dementia research and the hunt for new treatments that could benefit the millions of people around the world living with the condition. Many potential drugs for Alzheimer’s target amyloid […]

Behind the headlines: what’s the real story for LMTX?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

The UK public woke up this morning to a series of headlines about phase III trial results of a potential Alzheimer’s drug called LMTX (also known as LMTM). The Times (£) placed their report on the front page, while the story was also reported by the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, BBC Online and more. […]

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EU membership and dementia research

Kirsty MaraisKaty RiddickClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily Cook

In 1950, six nations made a deal to tie their countries together politically and economically to try to prevent another war breaking out in Europe. The UK joined them in 1973, during the first wave of new country admissions, to what had become the European Union. Today, the EU is made up of 28 countries […]

The latest generation of dementia research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

As Dementia Awareness Week approaches, BBC Horizon has thrown a spotlight onto dementia research with their latest programme featuring recent advances in the field. One of the studies discussed in this programme was a large research study looking at ways of helping people to live well with dementia. This study, called the GREAT trial, focused […]

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Pogo sticks, trial results and ‘transmissible Alzheimer’s’ – top 10 headlines from 2015

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Research UK press team, with dementia seemingly never far from the headlines. We work hard to make sure dementia research and our amazing fundraisers and supporters get the attention they deserve in the media, as well as providing expert comment on scientific developments from around the […]