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When would you want to know you had Alzheimer’s disease?

Prof Jonathan Schott

Would you want to know if you or a loved one had Alzheimer’s – a disease that currently has no treatments to slow, stop or prevent it – before you developed symptoms? This is understandably a frightening and tough question to answer. In Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new report, Detecting and Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, we discovered […]

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Another year of progress for dementia research

Dr Carol Routledge

Our Director of Research, Dr Carol Routledge, looks back at some of the most exciting areas of progress in dementia research over the past 12 months. Dementia is a condition that has an enormous impact on millions of lives around the globe and a financial impact of over $1 trillion – more than the whole […]

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My year as a volunteer

Katie Foster

This International Volunteer Day, we asked Alzheimer’s Research UK Shropshire Fundraising Group leader Katie Foster to give an insight into her year in volunteering. The group has had a fantastic year and recently celebrated exceeding the £50,000 mark following their formation in 2017. Here, Katie explains what motivates her to keep doing her bit to […]

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Save this Christmas with Savoo and support dementia research!

Jade Rolph

With Christmas fast approaching, most of us are getting ready to deck the halls and shopping for our loved ones. Although it’s the season of giving, you might not feel you have the time or money to give a little extra to charity. But what if you could support groundbreaking dementia research while you get […]

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Introducing our new Chief Medical Officer

Ed Pinches

With the recent announcement of a potential new Alzheimer’s drug showing promising results in late stage clinical trials, there has never been greater urgency to improve how we diagnose diseases like Alzheimer’s early and bring new treatment breakthroughs to people with dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Chief Medical Officer will help shape our emerging priority areas, […]

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More to Uncover

Tim Parry

This is a jointly authored post from Tim Parry of Alzheimer’s Research UK, and Bart Somsen from our partners Ricoh Europe. Last summer, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh collaborated on a new campaign called Dementia Uncovered. This was designed to lift the lid on what happens in the brain to someone living with Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Behind the headlines: Is a new Alzheimer’s treatment in sight?

Robin Brisbourne

You may have seen exciting headlines about a possible new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. But with so many stories about possible new dementia drugs making the news it can be difficult to know how significant these reports might be. What has happened? The Pharmaceutical company Biogen plans to file for US marketing approval for aducanumab, […]

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Sun, sea, a wedding… and a good cause

Olivia Souter

Many people dream of their wedding day from an early age. When the day eventually comes around, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting everything to be just right. I wanted my wedding day to be special for everyone involved, but I also wanted it to be more than that. That’s why I decided […]

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