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Hilary Evans

Shining a light on the UK’s attitudes towards dementia and research

Hilary Evans

Today we’re launching our Dementia Attitudes Monitor Report – an in-depth analysis of the UK’s attitudes towards dementia and research. Improving understanding and shaping attitudes towards dementia is crucial if we are to make breakthroughs in research possible, so the Monitor, which will be repeated every two years, is an essential tool for us. In […]

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Landmark funding to transform early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dementias

Hilary Evans

Today we’re welcoming a game-changing announcement for dementia research – a government-led boost of up to £79m for research into the early detection of diseases. The programme will bring together the NHS, industry, leading charities including Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. On the day when the World Dementia Council […]

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Why government must act now to make breakthroughs possible

Hilary Evans

In the three years since we launched our Manifesto 2015-2020, which outlined five areas the government could improve to support dementia research, we have seen much success and growth. We’ve seen groundbreaking funding efforts from government, charities and industry help to drive investment in dementia research. We’ve seen the number of dementia researchers double, and […]

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Make Breakthroughs Possible

Hilary Evans

Our notion of what we believe to be possible changes at a pace, perhaps never so quickly as today. It is a little over ten years since we first experienced the entirety of the world’s knowledge through the smart phone in our pocket. Similarly in 2008, Twitter took flight and 140-character debates great and small […]

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Dementia is conspicuously absent from new NHS priorities

Hilary Evans

This is a cross-post with the Health Service Journal. It’s been a month of big announcements for the NHS: the commitment to a 3.4% annual budget increase, the development of a 10-year strategic plan, and new priorities laid out by leadership for both health and social care policy and NHS England. This will hopefully lead […]

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Uncovering dementia and connecting those affected

Hilary Evans

This is a jointly-authored post from Hilary Evans of ARUK, and Javier Diez-Aguirre from our partners Ricoh Europe. Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh have teamed up on an innovative partnership to support research and awareness-raising for dementia. With both the charity and the company focused on innovation, technology and discovery, it’s a partnership that brings […]

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Launching the Dementia Revolution

Hilary Evans

Today, we’ve announced that we’re joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society for a special one-year campaign as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. On behalf of myself and the CEO of Alzheimer’s Society, Jeremy Hughes, this is why our charities are standing side-by-side for the Dementia Revolution and how you can […]

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A challenge we must accept to change a future we can’t

Hilary Evans

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we believe that research has the power to defeat dementia. We believe in it so strongly that part of the work we do focuses on preparing the way for treatments before they’ve even succeeded in clinical trials. That’s why in a new report out today, Alzheimer’s Research UK is shedding light […]

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A year of progress, thanks to you

Hilary Evans

Here at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we’ve set out a clear mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia. We’re relentless in our pursuit of that mission, and as we seek out every opportunity to take us towards this goal, it’s natural that we spend much of our time looking to the future. But […]

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One important myth to overturn another

Hilary Evans

A couple of years ago, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched its first-ever awareness advertising campaign, with an arresting and urgent film designed to shake society by the lapels in how it thinks about dementia. This is a condition that is hamstrung by decades of sweeping under the carpet; seldom talked-about and frequently misunderstood. In recent years, we […]

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