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My nan and dementia

Lucy Saunders

I’ve sat down to write about my grandmother several times over the last few months, and each time I’m unsure what to say. How did my nan fit into my story? Or did I just come into the end of hers? My nan is gone now, but I like to think her story isn’t over. […]

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How can a mobile game help detect Alzheimer’s risk?

Ed Pinches

You may have seen the latest news that the mobile game, Sea Hero Quest, has helped distinguish between people who are at an increased genetic risk of Alzheimer’s But what is Sea Hero Quest? And how can this game spot those at risk of Alzheimer’s? The importance of early detection Working for Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Volunteering for dementia research

Jude Clarke

I’m lying in an enclosed white tunnel. Ahead of me is a black tinted window, behind which I can see friendly faces smiling encouragingly. Although I am wearing ear plugs I can still hear muffled clangs, crashes and… a rather banging selection of ‘90s rave tracks. Nope, this wasn’t all a rather surreal dream. This […]

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Rare genetic discoveries driving breakthroughs for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s

Ed Pinches

Dr Selina Wray, an Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded scientist from University College London, and researchers from the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) have shed new light on how genetic mutations cause familial Alzheimer’s disease. Through your support, you have helped to support Dr Wray throughout her career, allowing her to build her expertise, grow her […]

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What can mad cow disease tell us about dementia?

Ed Pinches

Earlier this month, at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference in Harrogate, Dr Jason Sang presented his latest research on how harmful proteins can spread through the brain. He revealed fascinating insights on how we can learn from the science behind diseases like Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans, or BSE in cattle (also known as […]

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