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Everything you need to know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease

Claire Bromley

Dementia isn’t just a part of ageing. It’s caused by diseases. There are several diseases that cause dementia including vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies, but the most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the culprit in around 2/3 of dementias. What happens in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease? Over […]

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In the news: Our recent letter to the editor of The Times

Hilary Evans

Yesterday, we read with empathic frustration the observation on dementia research progress at the end of The Times’ comment on research into hearing aids (Delaying Dementia, 16 July). It reads: “More research into such treatments is desperately needed, particularly given the failure of biomedical research to make progress despite many billions of investment towards finding […]

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When will there be a blood test for Alzheimer’s?

Ed Pinches

Alzheimer’s and the other diseases that cause dementia develop in the brain decades before symptoms start to show. This poses a huge challenge for dementia researchers working hard to make breakthroughs possible for people affected by the condition. So, why would a blood test for Alzheimer’s help? At the moment doctors can only diagnose Alzheimer’s […]

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Disrupted sleep – a cause or consequence of Alzheimer’s?

honor pollard

It’s important to get enough sleep to stay healthy and feel well rested. We’ve all experienced a bad night’s sleep and probably know that it can have an impact on our memory and thinking skills in the short term. But could sleep problems have a long-term effect on the brain? Growing evidence points to a […]

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Talking about dementia in South Asian communities

Claire Lucas

Back in 2013, the All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia published a report called ‘Dementia does not discriminate’. Drawing on the experiences of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, the APPG identified a number of aspects of dementia that hit these communities particularly hard. People from BAME communities may be more likely […]

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The fathers of the brain

Simon Bell

Around Father’s Day, many people across the country will be thanking their fathers for the support, love and very likely financial assistance they have given them throughout their lives. The relationship a father, or any individual, has with a child they care for is dynamic and complex. When we are young, fathers can help to […]

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Our petition at No. 10 – thanks to you!

Emily Cook

This year you helped us achieve an incredible feat – almost 35,000 signatures asking for more funding for dementia research. Alzheimer’s Research UK celebrated Dementia Action Week at the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street. We were joined by television presenter and mathematician, Rachel Riley, and two of our committed supporters to hand over […]

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2019 ARUK Supporter Survey

Tim Parry

Let’s play 20 questions. Well 22. Because in fewer than two dozen questions, we’re aiming to find out as much as we can about what motivates you, and thousands of others like you, to support our work at Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s not a stretch for us to work out that you, like us, want […]

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