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Volunteering for dementia research

Jude Clarke

I’m lying in an enclosed white tunnel. Ahead of me is a black tinted window, behind which I can see friendly faces smiling encouragingly. Although I am wearing ear plugs I can still hear muffled clangs, crashes and… a rather banging selection of ‘90s rave tracks. Nope, this wasn’t all a rather surreal dream. This […]

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Rare genetic discoveries driving breakthroughs for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s

Ed Pinches

Dr Selina Wray, an Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded scientist from University College London, and researchers from the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) have shed new light on how genetic mutations cause familial Alzheimer’s disease. Through your support, you have helped to support Dr Wray throughout her career, allowing her to build her expertise, grow her […]

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What can mad cow disease tell us about dementia?

Ed Pinches

Earlier this month, at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference in Harrogate, Dr Jason Sang presented his latest research on how harmful proteins can spread through the brain. He revealed fascinating insights on how we can learn from the science behind diseases like Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans, or BSE in cattle (also known as […]

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7 things we learnt at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Conference

Katy Stubbs

Earlier this month, the Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Research Conference took place in Harrogate. More than 500 delegates came together to share ideas and new findings. But what did we learn from the presentations and discussions? Diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies is improving. Prof John O’Brien opened the conference by talking about his work […]

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