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Thanks for sharing

Dr Carol Routledge

This week we’ve been asking you to Share the Orange and help to spread our powerful campaign video featuring Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson. Taking the time to watch the video will help many people to better understand the nature of diseases like Alzheimer’s, but by sharing it, the impact grows, and more and more […]

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Unlocking patient access to new treatments

Charity Medicines Access Coalition

This is a joint blog post between the Charity Medicines Access Coalition and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Developments in scientific research will change our understanding and management of many diseases in the future. Innovative treatments can be life-saving or life-enhancing for patients, their families and carers. Research breakthroughs also drive […]

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It’s time to change the conversation

Hilary Evans

I believe research will change the future. But to accelerate progress towards life-changing treatments, we must also change the conversation about dementia. Last year, we asked thousands of people across the UK about their understanding of dementia. Our Dementia Attitudes Monitor revealed that one in five UK adults still think that dementia is a normal […]

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What would you want from a dementia treatment?

Hilary Evans

It seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? But despite a growing awareness of dementia, it’s a question that’s never been asked of large groups of people. And this means we’re lacking a piece of information that could be vital for charities, researchers and people tasked with making decisions about new treatments. That’s why today, […]

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Would you spend your 70th birthday in a brain scanner?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Our Insight 46 study is a unique opportunity to study how factors throughout our life could influence our brain health aged 70. The UCL team today revealed new findings from the landmark study, that blood pressure as young as 36 could impact brain health up to three decades later. Find out more about this unique […]

6 highlights from the world’s largest dementia research conference

Ed Pinches

This year, Los Angeles played host to the world’s biggest dementia research conference – the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019. Conferences are places where top researchers and budding early-career scientists come together to learn from their colleagues, share their latest findings and create lasting collaborations. AAIC19 was no exception. Conferences like AAIC are helping […]

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Dear Prime Minister, will you change my family’s future?

Carli Pirie

Without a way to stop or prevent the diseases that cause dementia, one in three children born today will go on to develop the condition in their lifetime. The odds are worse for Carli Pirie, whose family has a rare genetic form of Alzheimer’s. Carli’s mother and grandmother both developed early-onset Alzheimer’s in their late […]

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Save this summer with Savoo and support dementia research!

Jade Rolph

With summer in full swing, most of our minds turn to BBQs and sprucing up the garden, and you might not feel up to breaking a sweat for charity. If only you could get sponsored for relaxing in the sun! But what if you could support groundbreaking dementia research just by doing those DIY jobs […]

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6 areas dementia experts say research should focus on next

Rui Mauricio

In a new publication, Alzheimer’s Research UK is coming together with leading dementia experts to lay out suggested areas of emphasis for future dementia research. Since 2013, we’ve seen real improvements in the financial support for dementia research and the number of dementia researchers. In fact, between 2008/09 and 2014/15, the number of researchers doubled […]

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