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Talking about dementia

Denise Wallin

My mum can no longer do anything for herself. She needs someone to get her dressed and out of bed, feed her, remind her to swallow when she’s eating or drinking, brush her teeth, wash her hair, change her and push her wheelchair. Mum is approaching her 65th birthday and is in the advanced stages […]

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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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Support us with Santa

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

We have been overwhelmed by the brilliant response we’ve had to our Christmas campaign, Santa Forgot. Thank you to everyone who has watched and shared the animation so far. We’ve been particularly touched by the messages from those of you who have been directly affected by dementia. This beautiful animation, narrated by Stephen Fry, imagines […]

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International Volunteer Day

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

This International Volunteer Day, we want to introduce you to James Hems. He is one of our valuable Alzheimer’s Research UK volunteers, helping us in our mission to defeat dementia. We couldn’t power all our fantastic research without generous individuals all over the country who dedicate time to volunteering. We asked James a few questions […]

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Scientist Focus: Prof Paul Brennan

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Prof Paul Brennan is Head of Chemistry at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute. What does your research focus on? As a medicinal chemist, my research is focused on finding new drugs for dementia. We design and make drug-like molecules and test them in cells that are engineered to behave like brain cells in […]

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