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Dr Matthew Norton

Reducing the risk of dementia: A new, but growing, evidence base

Dr Matthew Norton

Alzheimer’s Research UK is delighted to have recently joined the UK Health Forum (UKHF) and taken part in the annual general meeting this week. The UKHF is a centre of expertise, working with and through its members to contribute to the prevention of the avoidable non-communicable diseases, including dementia. The fact that we were asked […]

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Party Conference season

Dr Matthew Norton

Alzheimer’s Research UK and the launch of our Manifesto Late September and early October saw the last series of party conferences before the general election next year, which means it was the last chance for the parties to discuss future policy proposals with their supporters and members. At this stage of the election cycle, the […]

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Global action against dementia

Dr Matthew Norton

Download our new report which examines the key statistics and sets out how we will address the challenge ahead. The G8 Dementia Summit in December 2013 was effective at galvanising the international community and promising clear and decisive action to tackle dementia. The Summit saw international leaders launch the ‘Global Action Against Dementia’ initiative with […]

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Early Access Scheme

Dr Matthew Norton

The Government has announced the intention to fast-track breakthrough drugs to seriously ill patients under a new Early Access Scheme, as promised in the 2011 Life Sciences Strategy. It is aimed at innovative drugs for serious illnesses for which there is no existing treatment or where the current medicines are inadequate – like dementia. The […]

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‘You’re just a bit doolally’: Tackling the stigma of dementia

Dr Matthew Norton

This is a cross Blog post with the International Longevity Centre-UK Stigma is an issue that continues to blight progress in dementia research and support for people with dementia and their carers. It is mainly exhibited through fear and people who have the condition being discredited or ostracised. It often stems from wider ageism – the […]

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Why is dementia research the elephant in the room?

Dr Matthew Norton

This is a cross Blog post with Age UK With the Care Bill running through parliament, the development of historic reform of the funding system for social care and much political focus on the integration with the health system. One could be forgiven for thinking that the Gordian Knot that is health and social care […]

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