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Hidden beauty, fascinating insights

Katy Stubbs

Microscopic images reveal the hidden beauty around and within us. Dementia researchers get a unique view of the intricate but stunning workings of the brain. To showcase the fascinating insights being gained in dementia research, we ran our Science Image Competition again this year. Over the winter months, we asked researchers across the UK to […]

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Alzheimer’s Research UK supports tracking COVID-19 symptoms with new app

Ed Pinches

The COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app, developed by King’s College London, is joining forces with the UK’s largest health-based charities. The aim is to reach people most at risk of COVID-19, including those with pre-existing health conditions such as dementia, diabetes, heart disease and those over the age of 70. Dr Carol Routledge, Director of Research […]

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Fundraising during a national crisis

Lucy Squance

We recognise that things are drastically different for everyone at present, not least our supporters, who may be caring for their loved ones in quite difficult and confined conditions. So, we understand if you need to take a step back from fundraising or your general support for Alzheimer’s Research UK as you get you priorities […]

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Running alone but supporting dementia research together

Lucy Squance

The COVID-19 situation has seen all fundraising sporting events over the next few months cancelled or postponed. The Virgin Money London Marathon will now be on 4 October, while the Brighton, Manchester and Edinburgh marathons all have new dates in September or October. Many other events have also been rescheduled or the organisers are working […]

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A glimmer of hope for an Alzheimer’s drug? What’s new with DIAN-TU?

Ed Pinches

Earlier this year scientists announced results from DIAN-TU, an international drug trial testing the potential Alzheimer’s treatments, solanezumab and gantenerumab, in people with a rare, inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease. Together, these forms are known as familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD). The scientists reported that the drugs didn’t have a meaningful benefit on memory and thinking […]

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Vascular dementia explained

Ellen McIntosh

The word ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms people experience when their brain cells stop working properly due to a disease. This can be experiencing memory problems, such as frequently losing things, or struggling to find the right words in conversation. When people hear the word dementia, many think of those they know with […]

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