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Seven highlights from the world’s largest dementia research conference

Claire Bromley

Conferences drive forward discoveries and accelerate the sharing of knowledge across the globe. This year, the world’s largest dementia research conference – the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) – went virtual. Here are our top seven highlights from the week! More researchers went to AAIC than ever before Conferences are a great place for scientists […]

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Celebrating the successes of our dementia researchers

Claire Bromley

Times are challenging for everyone at the moment and our dementia researchers are no exception, so now more than ever it’s important to celebrate our scientists’ successes. Alzheimer’s Research UK is proud to work with many incredible scientists. We were excited to hear the news this month that two of our dementia researchers, Selina Wray […]

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Behind the headlines: COVID-19 and dementia

Samantha Benham-Hermetz

There have been many stories in the media over the past few months about COVID-19 and dementia. Almost one million people in the UK are living with dementia, and over half of us know someone affected by the condition. It’s understandable that these headlines may be causing even more fear and worry, during an already […]

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Untangling frontotemporal dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there are other diseases that can cause the symptoms of dementia – including frontotemporal dementia (FTD). FTD is a much rarer disease than Alzheimer’s, thought to account for around […]

You’ll feel tickety-boo with Tikiboo!

Susie Hewer

Have you heard the news about the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Tikiboo? If you’ve no idea who or what ‘Tikiboo’ is, let me tell you. They’re an online activewear shop that produces the most gorgeous and brightly coloured fitness wear! As an avid runner, I had previously been rather staid in my choice […]

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I’m helping Alzheimer’s Research UK from home, and you can too.

Jo Spain

I’m the events manager at Mattioli Woods and we’ve been supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK since 2019. Over the past year, I’ve been so impressed by the huge fundraising efforts I’ve seen take place across all 11 of our branches. But with social fundraising no longer an option, my new working from home environment meant that […]

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COVID-19: the impact for dementia research and our work

Ian Wilson

As we all adapt to a temporary, extraordinary new way of living, we wanted to update you on how we’re adapting at Alzheimer’s Research UK, and the potential impact of COVID-19 on dementia research. The coming weeks and months will not be easy. It won’t surprise you that the current situation is affecting our ability […]

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