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New Year’s Resolution: Get involved in dementia research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

It’s that time of year again where we all start to think about what we can do to be better people. I’ve gone for the classics; I’m going to start at the gym, sort my diet out, and sign up to help beat dementia! I know what you’re thinking, “help beat dementia? Not heard of […]

Pogo sticks, trial results and ‘transmissible Alzheimer’s’ – top 10 headlines from 2015

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Research UK press team, with dementia seemingly never far from the headlines. We work hard to make sure dementia research and our amazing fundraisers and supporters get the attention they deserve in the media, as well as providing expert comment on scientific developments from around the […]

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Alliance

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

In February 2015 we launched our £30 million Drug Discovery Alliance. The Drug Discovery Alliance is a network of three Institutes at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and University College London. The Alliance is one of the largest coordinated efforts in the world to find new treatments for dementia and today, we’ve announced the […]

Scientist Focus: Dr John Davis

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Dr John Davis is the new Chief Scientific Officer at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute. Tell us a bit about your career path After my PhD and a few years as a post-doctoral researcher in London and the United States, I started work at GlaxoSmithKline – a large pharmaceutical company. There, I […]

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Scientist Focus: Prof Paul Whiting

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We caught up with the new Chief Scientific Officer of the Alzheimer’s Research UK University College London Drug Discovery Institute. As Chief Scientific Officer, Prof Paul Whiting will drive the progress of the Drug Discovery Institute. He’ll lead the search for promising new ideas that can be developed into the drugs of tomorrow. Tell us […]

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Questions children ask about dementia and how to answer them

Hilary Evans

Dementia isn’t a condition that just affects an individual, its impact is felt through whole families and across generations. Dementia is a difficult condition to understand even for adults. Changing personality, confusion, misrecognition, and behaviour changes in people that we care for the most is hard for anyone to adapt to. For a child, whose […]

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Dementia Explained – providing dementia information to children

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

This week Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a brand new website, ‘Dementia Explained’, designed to help children better understand dementia. The site brings together a range of resources such as games, story books and videos to help children understand more about the brain and the impact dementia can have on individuals and their families. The […]

Treasured memories

Amanda Franks

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. I’ve watched my mum fade by the day and anything that may trigger a feeling or memory is worth a try. When I came across the memory blankets sold through Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Memory Store I didn’t hesitate in ordering one. I chose a variety of photos. I never quite […]

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