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Alzheimer’s Research UK and the launch of our Manifesto

Dr Matthew Norton

Late September and early October saw the latest series of autumn party conferences, these are the first party conferences since the general election and, particularly in the case of the Labour Party, see a chance to review current positions and present a new approach for the next five years of parliament. At Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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World Health Organisation Ministerial Conference on Dementia

Dr Matthew Norton

On 16 and 17 March 2015, the World Health Organization will be hosting their first Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Ministers from around the world, as well as experts from the research, clinical and NGO communities, will be invited to come together for the first time to discuss the global problems posed by […]

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Rules and regulations: removing hurdles in the race for a treatment

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

When we talk about speeding up drug development, the image that probably springs to mind is a lab full of scientists in white coats, working hard on the problem at hand. Most people won’t think of rows of MPs in the House of Commons, yet our politicians have a big part to play in the […]

The Global Clinical Trials Fund: drugs and dummies

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Today marks one year since the G8 Dementia Summit. The last year has been a whirlwind of new investment and exciting initiatives, both from Alzheimer’s Research UK and government, all with one aim: to bring us closer to a treatment for dementia. But we mustn’t lose momentum. Today, we are pleased to announce our newest […]

Party Conference season

Dr Matthew Norton

Alzheimer’s Research UK and the launch of our Manifesto Late September and early October saw the last series of party conferences before the general election next year, which means it was the last chance for the parties to discuss future policy proposals with their supporters and members. At this stage of the election cycle, the […]

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Pledge to defeat dementia

Clare van Lynden

We are pledging to find a cure for dementia; will you pledge to join us? Through the overwhelming commitment of our supporters we have been funding leading dementia research for over 20 years. Vital discoveries are being made all the time, shedding further light on Alzheimer’s and other diseases that cause dementia. We couldn’t do […]

This cruel condition

Steve Rotheram

Anyone who has watched helplessly as a loved one battles with dementia, often forgetting your name and your relationship to them, knows the agony that is felt and the feeling of absolute hopelessness. This experience is all the more painful when it is a close relative, especially when, as in my own case, it is […]

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A Closer Look at the Role of a G8 Envoy

Katy Riddick

Possible lessons for dementia? The Global Envoy on Dementia Innovation, Dr Dennis Gillings, will be stepping into an exciting but challenging role on the world’s stage when he officially begins work early this summer. Only one other disease area has received a similar focus from the G8, when it created the Global Fund to Fight […]