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A year in the life of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

And what a year it has been! January We kick-started 2016 with a bit of zest. #sharetheorange used a simple idea to convey a message that is anything but simple. With the help of Christopher Eccleston, we used an orange as a visual metaphor to tackle the misunderstanding surrounding dementia, emphasising that dementia is caused […]

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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Drug discovery and the pharmaceutical industry: collaborating for progress

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookHelen Davies

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 […]

Education, Education, Education

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Part of our mission at Alzheimer’s Research UK is to empower people across all generations through greater understanding of dementia. Working closely with people affected by  dementia, we look for as many opportunities to do this as possible – through this blog, our health information, public meetings, the press, our Infoline, videos, and even virtual […]

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A Walk Through Dementia

Tim Parry

As one of the world’s leading dementia charities, we take serious our role of communicating the impact of dementia on society, on families and, of course, the individual. While our scientists have a battle on their hands finding new ways to fight the disease processes behind dementia, there’s another battle to win in moving the […]

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What happens in the brain in dementia?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Not an easy question to answer, but researchers are moving closer to understanding what goes wrong with the circuitry of the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. In terms of complexity – one disease stands out more than others in the diversity of symptoms people can experience and the […]

Supporting the next generation of dementia researchers

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

This week sees Manchester play host to the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016. The conference is a forum for nearly 500 top dementia researchers to come together, hear each other’s ideas, form collaborations, and drive progress towards new ways to help people living with dementia. As the country’s largest gathering of dementia researchers, the annual […]