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Dementia research in 2014: looking back at our proudest achievements

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

This time of year is full of lists. Best album, five ways to use your Christmas turkey leftovers, 10 pictures of cats dressed as reindeer…. Hopefully you’ve got room for one more! 2014 has been a year of huge strides in research and we want to share some of these successes with you. Our researchers […]

Scientist Focus: Jo Barnes

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

Dr Jo Barnes is an Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Research Fellow. She is working to develop new brain imaging techniques that will diagnose dementia sooner. Her pioneering work is kindly supported by The Perfume Shop and Gucci’s Chime for Change Campaign. How did you get into science? I did an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences […]

An intern’s view

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

My time as an intern at Alzheimer’s Research UK has changed the way I view the organisation as well as others similar to it. I worked in a lab funded by Cancer Research UK for a couple of weeks last summer, so it’s been really interesting to be able to see the two organisations at […]

Reducing the risk of dementia: A new, but growing, evidence base

Dr Matthew Norton

Alzheimer’s Research UK is delighted to have recently joined the UK Health Forum (UKHF) and taken part in the annual general meeting this week. The UKHF is a centre of expertise, working with and through its members to contribute to the prevention of the avoidable non-communicable diseases, including dementia. The fact that we were asked […]

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The Global Clinical Trials Fund: drugs and dummies

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

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 […]

Raising awareness of young-onset dementia at the House of Lords

Jill Walton

Written by Jill Walton and Tim Shakespeare Today we’ll be visiting the House of Lords to raise awareness of young-onset dementia. Along with our colleagues at University College London, we’re very excited to be involved in organising this event and hope to spend a productive afternoon raising awareness that dementia can affect younger people; that […]

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‘Join dementia research’: How long before I can take part in a study?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

This is a joint blog post with Join Dementia Research. We recently told you about a new initiative called ‘Join dementia research’. This innovative service allows you to register your interest in taking part in dementia studies so that researchers can contact with you with details of projects you might be suitable for. More and […]

ARUKmemories for GivingTuesday

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

What are your treasured memories? Meeting your younger sibling for the first time? An amazing birthday cake? A huge ice cream at the beach? Enjoying a family Christmas? We’re on a mission to recreate treasured memories today, the UK’s first #GivingTuesday, and we need your help. How can I get involved? We’re asking you to […]