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Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2018

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

I did not expect to be part of something so big. As a new member of the team, last week’s Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference in London was the first time I’d been to this annual gathering of dementia researchers. It was also the charity’s largest conference yet. Over 600 delegates came together to present their […]

#ShareTheOrange – change the conversation

Tim Parry

A few days before I wrote this blog, I was in the supermarket trying not to eavesdrop on two lads chatting ahead of me in the queue, but finding it hard to resist. One was telling the other about a mate at work who was doing this “nuts fundraising challenge where he’s running, like, two […]

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Scientist Focus: Davina Hensman Moss

Davina Hensman Moss

What has your career path been like to date? My career to date has alternated between science and medicine: I completed a degree in Biology from Oxford; a medical degree from St George’s Hospital Medical School and worked as a junior doctor before embarking on a PhD at UCL Institute of Neurology with Prof Sarah […]

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A challenge we must accept to change a future we can’t

Hilary Evans

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we believe that research has the power to defeat dementia. We believe in it so strongly that part of the work we do focuses on preparing the way for treatments before they’ve even succeeded in clinical trials. That’s why in a new report out today, Alzheimer’s Research UK is shedding light […]

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A year of progress, thanks to you

Hilary Evans

Here at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we’ve set out a clear mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia. We’re relentless in our pursuit of that mission, and as we seek out every opportunity to take us towards this goal, it’s natural that we spend much of our time looking to the future. But […]

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Your data, your power: How you can help save lives

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

When shared in a safe and ethical way, Alzheimer’s Research UK strongly believes health data can save lives. That’s why we’re excited by the new videos produced by Understanding Patient Data that give a closer look at how your health data is being used and the incredible impact it can have. The potential impact of […]

Why dementia doesn’t believe in gender parity

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

As we take time today to celebrate International Women’s Day and the incredible women who are helping to #pressforprogress in research and science, we must also reflect on a hard reality – women are a marginalised majority when it comes to dementia. Not only are women far more likely to end up as carers of […]