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Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority

Katy Riddick

A report being released today by Alzheimer’s Research UK highlights the enormous toll of dementia on women in the UK.  They face a triple whammy: dementia is now the leading cause of death among UK women; women are also far more likely to end up as carers of friends or relatives with dementia– suffering physical […]

A Closer Look at the Role of a G8 Envoy

Katy Riddick

Possible lessons for dementia? The Global Envoy on Dementia Innovation, Dr Dennis Gillings, will be stepping into an exciting but challenging role on the world’s stage when he officially begins work early this summer. Only one other disease area has received a similar focus from the G8, when it created the Global Fund to Fight […]

Dementia to remain a national priority

Katy Riddick

A ‘refresh’ of the National Dementia Strategy, quicker diagnosis and a World Dementia Council It’s been an exciting week for dementia. Like buses, you wait ages for exciting announcements from Government and then three come along at once! An update of the National Dementia Strategy First, on Tuesday the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt […]

Will this be the year that turns the corner for dementia?

Katy Riddick

The close of 2013 brought the first-ever G8 Summit on Dementia, a meeting of the world’s top economies to commit to tackling dementia jointly. The summit brought a great deal of attention to the global need for dementia research and encouraged hope for a cure. As we begin 2014 we might start to wonder: Will […]

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A chance not to be missed

Katy Riddick

This week in London marks a pivotal moment in dementia research; it will either be considered a time of historical significance when global interests align under a banner of defeating dementia, or an instance in which a global health crisis was only superficially addressed by the world’s largest economies. The G8 Dementia Summit Heads of […]