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Scientist Focus: Daniel Erskine

Daniel Erskine

Why did you choose to work on dementia? Early in my studies I had the privilege to meet people with dementia and their families, which strongly reinforced my desire to work in this field and bring about meaningful change to people affected by the condition. Even now, simply talking to the family of someone with […]

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Landmark funding to transform early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dementias

Hilary Evans

Today we’re welcoming a game-changing announcement for dementia research – a government-led boost of up to £79m for research into the early detection of diseases. The programme will bring together the NHS, industry, leading charities including Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. On the day when the World Dementia Council […]

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Five years on from the G8 Dementia Summit: what have we achieved?

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesMelody Paton Borchardt

It’s been five years since world leaders gathered to develop an action plan for dementia. The G8 Dementia Summit resulted in a global ambition to find a cure or disease-modifying treatment for dementia by 2025 – so what progress are we making towards that goal? What was the G8 Dementia Summit? In December 2013, then […]

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Dementia and employment: I’ve still got so much to give

Doug Banks

Most people with dementia end up missing out on their hard-earned retirement years. But I’m missing out at an even earlier stage. I’m 59, with a decade of my working life left, but I have struggled to find employment ever since my diagnosis with a form of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). When I […]

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We talk to Regional Fundraising Officer Kyle Lockhart for International Volunteer Managers’ Day

Kyle Lockhart

Alzheimer’s Research UK has 11 regional fundraising officers all dedicated to supporting and managing our network of volunteers in roles from fundraising group members, community speakers, to collection crew members and media volunteers. This International Volunteer Managers’ Day (5 November) we speak to Kyle Lockhart, Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland, to find out his experience […]

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