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Our new Chief Scientific Officer

Tim Parry

Dr David Reynolds joins Alzheimer’s Research UK in June as our new Chief Scientific Officer. What experience does David bring to the charity and how does he view the task ahead? We spoke to David as he takes up his new role. It was an unusual and slightly macabre moment of inspiration as a schoolboy […]

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An update on our research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

It’s a fast-moving and ambitious time for dementia research, with lots of new projects getting underway. Here is just a snapshot of what’s been happening during May. UCL Drug Discovery Institute formally opens Our Drug Discovery Alliance is an ambitious network of Institutes with dedicated in-house drug discovery experts who are working with academic researchers […]

Our brilliant dads

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

All this week in the run up to Father’s Day we’ve be sharing our supporters’ pictures and memories of their dads.

Meet one of Britain’s youngest dementia carers

Clare Brien

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very difficult. Now imagine doing it from the age of 10. Clare Brien, now 19, shares her story. As a young child, I never imagined that I’d end up in the position that I’m in now. Like most kids, I spent my days playing, blissfully unaware […]

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#IFightDementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

Do you passionately believe in the power of research to change lives for good? Us too! We’ve got ten fabulous fundraising ideas for you to power the fightback against dementia. #IFightDementia with 70’s style. Get out the face paint and dust off your flares – a 70’s day is a really fun way of raising […]

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EU membership and dementia research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

In 1950, six nations made a deal to tie their countries together politically and economically to try to prevent another war breaking out in Europe. The UK joined them in 1973, during the first wave of new country admissions, to what had become the European Union. Today, the EU is made up of 28 countries […]

A Walk Through Dementia

Tim Parry

As one of the world’s leading dementia charities, we take serious our role of communicating the impact of dementia on society, on families and, of course, the individual. While our scientists have a battle on their hands finding new ways to fight the disease processes behind dementia, there’s another battle to win in moving the […]

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