Archive | July, 2018

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Dementia is conspicuously absent from new NHS priorities

Hilary Evans

This is a cross-post with the Health Service Journal. It’s been a month of big announcements for the NHS: the commitment to a 3.4% annual budget increase, the development of a 10-year strategic plan, and new priorities laid out by leadership for both health and social care policy and NHS England. This will hopefully lead […]

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Looking for answers beyond the brain

Katy Stubbs

Our brains don’t exist in isolation, separate from the rest of the body, but are connected in a variety of ways. While dementia is caused by diseases of the brain, researchers are looking for answers in other parts of the body to understand how changes there could be impacting the brain. Here at the Alzheimer’s […]

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4 emerging non-drug approaches to tackle dementia

Robin Brisbourne

When we think about future treatments for dementia our minds may immediately think of new drugs. From vaccines to antibiotics, aspirin to statins, drugs have had a revolutionary impact on our health and wellbeing. Developing new medicines is a major focus for the research you’re helping us to fund at Alzheimer’s Research UK and research […]

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What do fizzy drinks and TV watching have to do with brain health?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

We often talk about brain health and dementia risk on this blog, and how it’s a complex mix of age, our genes and the lifestyles we lead. It’s also a highly active area of research, with scientists across the globe working to understand why some people develop dementia and others don’t. This week at the […]

Meet Bev: the NHS as a 70-year-old woman

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday today, we’re reflecting on how the National Health Service has shaped and delivered medical advances and how it needs to adapt to the changing face of health today. With 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia today, a number expected to grow to 1 million by 2025 […]

Walking the Welsh coastline for dementia research

Dyfrig James

As Master of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, I’m used to lots of questions about the organisation and my role within it. As you might guess from our name, we have a long history, having been founded in 1276 to govern the many companies that were responsible for building London’s roads. Today we are a […]

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